Inshore Fishing Report December 19, 2007 Jupiter / Palm Beach
<p>Happy Holidays. Well the winter season is upon us and with it brings cooler weather and water temps.
The snook fishing has been great up in the river and back bays in both Palm Beach and Jupiter. The snook are holding near sea walls, docks, mangrove shorelines, and bridges. The morning bight is great for top water action and as the sun the rises the snook begin to sun them selves in the shallows. The snook have been averaging 18 to 32 inches. The best baits have been small plastics with jig heads, jerk baits, and Top water plugs. The best live baits have been live shrimp, small finger mullet, and greenies. Remember snook season closed December 15th so keeping them is off limits. The fat snook have also been plentiful lately in the back country with many of the fish averaging 20 inches.
The Tarpon bite in palm beach has been excellent on both sides of the tide, drifting live baits is the key. The tarpon are in pods near deep channels feeding on live free lined shrimp and small finger mullet. The size of the tarpon have ranged from 10 to 30 pounds. Fluorocarbon is a must for these fish, the smaller the diameter the better also small hooks, these fish can be picky. The Jacks have also been thick lately as they are mixed in with the tarpon. The Jacks will take any live bait presented to them. These fish are a blast on light tackle and will put a beating on you. The size of the jacks have ranged from 2 to 20 pounds.
The sheepshead have also been feeding heavily near the sea walls and docks. These fish will take any live shrimp presented to them. The mangrove snapper bite has also been great as they are mixed in with the sheepshead . I have also been catching a few tripletail of legal size in the back bays. These fish look like a leaf floating in the water but once they take the bait, they fight with a vengeance. The Pompano are still out on the beaches, I am still waiting on a good cold front to push them up on the flats. The Spanish mackerel are also on the beaches these fish are great for fly fishing and great for the youngsters.
Well that is the fishing report for the past few weeks, if you would like to catch any of the species mentioned above or experience Light tackle fishing at its best. Call Capt. Craig Korczynski 561-644-4371 or visit www.PhlatsInshoreFishing.com. Or e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to www.PowerPro.com, www.Atonsolutions.com, and Ande fishing Line.
20 Lb Palm Beach Tarpon
6 Lb Snook From The flats
About The Author: Captain Craig Korczynski
Company: Phlats Guide Services
Area Reporting: Palm Beach/Jupiter
Bio: Light tackle Inshore Fishing Guide for both Salt and Freshwater. I target species such as Snook, Trout, Jacks, Largemouth Bass, and Peacock bass. I use both live bait and artificial lures. Novice to experienced anglers welcomed