Inshore Fishing Report November 26, 2007 Jupiter / Palm Beach
<p>Happy Holliday's to all, hope everybody had a great turkey day. The fall season has brought windy conditions to our area the past few weeks, but the fishing continuous to stay hot. The back bays are starting to load up with Snook as the cooler water temps prevail. Mangrove shorelines and bridges have been the best ambush points to target the snook. Even though I love to fish light tackle line I use heavier line around the heavier structure. Power Pro in the 20 to 30 pound class works just fine with a 40-pound section of fluorocarbon. The Snook have been active all day long as long as the tide is moving. Morning and evening are the best for top water action. The average size of the Snook has been 20 to 35'. Mixed in with the Snook has been a few Redfish, these fish pull like a bulldog. The reds have been ranging from 18 to 23'. Hopefully we get more and more of the reds in our area they are an exciting fish to catch on light tackle. The Tarpon have also been around with many of them hanging in the deep channels and drop offs. Live bait works great but jigs will also do the trick. The Tarpon are not huge, ranging from 5 to 25 pounds but they are fun. As the temperature drops and winter approaches the tarpon will become more prevalent near the inlets and backcountry bays.
The big Jacks are starting to show up in the backwater also. These fish are a blast they pull hard and make you body feel the pain. The Jacks have been in pods busting live mullet or any top water lure thrown in their vicinity. The Snapper bite has been steady around the docks; live shrimp on a number 1 hook will produce the most. I have also been catching Sheepshead around dock pilings and underwater structure.
The grass flats have been holding fish but the pompano are still outside on the beach. They should start coming in once we get a nice cold front to push them. The ladyfish have been steady also but not as thick as last year. The Sea Trout bite is getting better up on the grass flats many of the fish are under the slot. The depth range for them has been from 3 to 5 feet. White bucktail jigs tipped with shrimp work best.
Well that is the fishing report for the past few weeks in the Jupiter / Palm Beach area. If you would like to experience light tackle fishing, or catch any of the above-mentioned species give Capt. Craig Korczynski a call 561-644-4371 or visit www. PhlatsInshoreFishing.com. Email me at email@example.com. Thanks to PowerPro.com, AtonSolutions.com, and Ande Fishing Line.
25 inch Palm Beach Snook Caught By Norma
23 inch Palm Beach Red Fish caught on a jig
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