Snook are still feeding strong In Palm Beach
The fall season has arrived and with it brings weather changes and different species of fish to my area. The past few weeks have been very eventful while fishing. There is still a ton of mullet around but with those mullet and seasonal changes we have been catching redfish in the Palm Beach area. That’s right I said REDFISH. We usually catch the redfish during the winter months up in Jupiter and very seldom in the Palm Beach area, but these fish are in pods and are very hungry. Live finger Mullet work the best either free lined or put on a jig head. Artificial baits will work also bait of choice has been small grubs. The red fish have been averaging 20 to 26 ½”. The areas best for targeting them have been seawalls, mangrove shorelines and channels.
The Snook bite is still red hot and should stay steady as the snook begin their journey to the backwaters will they will remain for the winter months. The best ways to target the snook has been to work the bridges, docks and sea walls. Live bait for the snook has been the best choice using live finger mullet and live greenies. The morning and evening bites on both outgoing and incoming tides has been the best times. Night Fishing will also produce snook but with all the pressure lately it has been tough, I prefer to target the snook during the day. The average size of the snook has been 20 to 37”. While targeting snook we have also encountered schools of jacks, which are ferocious when it comes to feeding. These fish pull hard and put up a great fight on light tackle. The average size of these fish have been from 1 to 10lbs. The next couple of months the jacks will be thick in the backcountry and a lot bigger also. The tarpon bite has slowed a little but there are some around. The tarpon we have been catching have been ranging from 5 to 15lbs taking live finger mullet or small top water plugs.
I have not been fishing too much freshwater lately but the large mouth bass bite should be great the next few months. The key is to fish the deeper holes and work the bait slow I like to use jigs and small crank baits.
Well that is the fishing report for the Jupiter/ Palm Beach area, if you would like to experience light tackle inshore fishing or catch any of the above-mentioned species. Give Capt. Craig Korczynski a call 561-644-4371 to book your next fishing adventure. Or visit www.PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to PowerPro.com, Atonsolutions.com, and Ande fishing products.
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