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South Florida Forecast

South Florida Forecast
South Florida Forecast

Capt. Alan Sherman covers Deerfield Beach to Key Largo & Flamingo to Cape Sable, including Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Homestead.

October 15 - 17

Deerfield Beach to Key Largo & Flamingo to Cape Sable

NOAA Weather is forecasting winds to be out of the northeast at 5 to 10 knots late Friday all day Saturday and then on Sunday winds are forecasted to be out the north at 10 to 15 knots.

Pompano Beach, Port Everglades, Haulover, Government Cut to Ocean Reef

Snook, tarpon, and big jack crevalles are biting in and around the ocean inlets. The bite has been best on the outgoing tides when the water is bit more tannic. During the times when mullet schools move through the inlets the action is even better. There has been a few redfish caught along the jetties when the finger mullets are in the area. No mackerel or bluefish reports so far. The offshore fishing has been very good. Kingfish, small blackfin tuna, wahoo and a few sailfish have been biting from the outside of the outer reef to about 300 feet of water. The Gulf Streams edge has moved closer to shore and there have been some good weedlines in depths from 400 feet out to 900 feet of water. Dolphin fish have been feeding along the weedlines and holding under floating debris. Wahoo have also been holding under floating debris so if you are lucky to find a good piece pf flotsam, drop a vertical jig two or three hundred feet down and work that jig back to the surface. Swordfishing continues to be good in 1800 feet of water during the daytime. The swords are biting near the bottom. On the wrecks and deep ledges mutton and vermillion snappers have been snapping. Nighttime yellowtail snapper fishing has been very good over the natural reefs. Low tide at Government Cut Friday night will be at 11:37.

North Biscayne Bay Inshore

Large jack crevalles, tarpon, ladyfish, snappers and snook have been feeding on the mullet and pilchard’s schools in the bay. Look for the jacks to be crashing the baits on the surface. The snook and tarpon have been active in Maule Lake and Dumbfounding Bay. Snapper are biting along the channel edges, under docks and next to bridge pilings. Large seatrout have been feeding on finger mullet schools between 79thst and the Venetian Causeway flats. Nighttime snook and tarpon action has been good along the bay bridge shadow lines and under docks that have lights. High tide at Indian Creek Golf Club Saturday morning is at 7:22 AM

South Biscayne Bay

Bonefish and permits are being caught on the flats of South Bay. The Oceanside flats, flats on the western shorelines and flats near the Arsenickers have had plenty of fish to target. Tarpon are feeding under the Bear Cut bridge, especially when the mullet schools move through. The Finger Channels continue to produce a mixed bag of snappers, small groupers, and jacks. High tide at Soldier Key on Saturday will be at 6:39 in the morning.


Hit the channel edges and runoffs in Snake Bight and Tin Can Channel first thing in the morning. Plenty of small snook, some nice redfish, and small tarpon have been taking  live shrimp and Hookup lure jig heads tipped with a Gulp shrimp in these areas. Snook, redfish seatrout small tarpon and small goliath groupers are going for chunks of ladyfish fished on the bottom plus live shrimp under a Cajun Thunder float. Look for tripletails to be holding next to the stone crab trap buoys in the Gulf. On the outgoing tides tarpon of all sizes have been stacked up at the creek, river, and canal mouths along the coast. The inside waters of Shark River, Oyster Bay and Whitewater Bay have had tarpon, redfish, snook and seatrout to target. Low tide at Flamingo in Florida Bay on Saturday will be at 8:00 AM and at the mouth of Shark River low tide is at 5:46 AM.

Capt. Alan Sherman

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