WIRK WEEEKEND FISHING FORECAST/REPORT
by Capt John Tobias April 25th, 2013
ST. LUCIE TO BOYTON
Offshore dolphins of all sizes are plentiful and hitting dyed ballyhoo and small trolling lures. Head out away from most of the Bonitos to 350 ft off the inlets and you will run into schools of blackfins and skipjacks in the 8-12 lb range. Use small feathers, birds and small cedar plugs. A feather chain with a trailing hook works great from the shotgun position. Try your luck trolling a marlin lure around the schools and you may be in for a great fight and bragging rights.
Kingfish are here and can be found in the usual spots in water between 75 and 100. Try dropping live bait with a fluorocarbon leader and thin wire to minimize cut-offs. Ribbonfish continues to be the dead bait of choice followed by sardines.
Juno Bait and Tackle reports that pompano bite is good along Juno Beach. Fishing bait, mainly clams and sand fleas, early and late in the day was the key for the pompano. A few pompano have been being caught on the goofy jig from the pier as well. The bluefish are still lingering around. Both Juno Pier and Jupiter Inlet have been producing some good catches of bluefish. Spanish Mackerel action remained good as well. Gotcha lures, small flashy jigs, crappie jigs, and small Clark spoons have all been catching the mackerel.
Inshore fishing continues to be productive with sea trouts, jacks and ladyfish reported.
For up to the minute reports on what’s biting from local anglers, visit Fish Palm Beach, the community fishing page on Facebook. For the best and most complete selection of tackle and fishing gear, visit StingRay Fishing Outfitters in Jupiter, just north of the Alternate A1A bridge in Jupiter.
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