Inshore Fishing Report May 3, 2007 Jupiter/Palm Beach
<p>Warm weather is among us, which has triggered an awesome Snook bite. The Snook have been going ballistic the past few weeks do to the warmer water temps and beautiful weather. The Palm Beach bite has been great around the sea walls and docks. Both low and high tides produce double digit numbers of Snook from 18 to 36”. Many of the Snook are being caught on soft plastic baits with a jig head, along with top water lures. Live bait also produces, but the bait has been scarce lately so live sand perch has been the bait of choice. The night fishing for Snook has also been hot with live shrimp and sand perch being used. Most of the bigger fish have been on the outside shadows of the dock lights. The smaller juveniles are stacked directly under the dock lights making for great sight fishing.
The Snook spawn is almost here and the bigger fish are already stacking up in the mouth of both Jupiter and Palm beach inlet. The best months are to come and the spawn usually peeks July and August. This is the perfect time to target those trophy Snook.
Palm beach has also produced huge Jacks along the sea walls. These fish are strong and make for great action on light tackle, with the average fish weighing 10 pounds and up to 25 pounds. The Sea trout bite has also been steady around the dock s were there is grass.
Jupiter has been great for a mixed bag of both common and Fat Snook. These fish are willing to take any bait near them. Low tide has been great for sight fishing, but the out going tide produces the best numbers of fish. The Jacks have also been plentifully up in the river near any sea wall, top water baits make for great explosive action along with live baits.
The Peacock bass bite has picked up tremendously do to warmer water temps. These fish are holding in 1 to 2 feet of water on pot holes in the grass and near water drains. The average fish caught weighs around 1 to 3 pounds. There are some bigger fish in the 5 to 7 pond range around. I recently broke a record for Peacock bass last week throwing the fly rod. I was using a 9 weight fly rod with a twelve pound tippet, and caught a six pounder that beat the current record by 2 pounds. The Largemouth bass have been taking top water lures and small crank baits. The Largemouth are holding from 2 to 6 feet of water. Anytime you see schools of shad the bass are there.
Well that is the report for the past few weeks if you would like to experience inshore fishing for any of the above mentioned species give Capt. Craig Korczynski a call 561-644-4371 or visit www.PhlatsInshoreFishing.com. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember the Snook spawn is near book your trip now to catch your trophy Snook of a life time.
30 inche jupiter snook
6lb Peacock Bass on fly
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