Snook Taking Live Shrimp
<P>Well for the past few weeks the wind has been the story. The fishing has been tough do to the wind but fish are there and are biting. The back waters of the Loxahatchee river have been producing a mix bag of species. The Snook bite has been good during the middle of the day when the sun is up over head. The Snook have been laying near docks and sea walls warming them selves do to the colder water temps we have been experiencing. The best baits for the Snook have been live shrimp, greenies and sand perch. The bigger Snook have been hanging near the bridges and drop offs, the best time to target these fish has been on a out going tide. The Fat Snook are still feeding up in the river also these are mostly found near docks and sea walls. The Jacks are still around and can be targeted on both incoming and out going tide the average size of these fish has been 1 to 15lbs. The Pompano bite has picked up in the river, the best place to target the Pompís, is at the mouth of the southwest fork of the river in 3 to 6 feet of water.
The grass flats up in Hobe sound have also picked up for the Pompano bite. Marker 42 has been the spot lately, targeting the drop offs of the flats in 3 to 8 feet of water. The Ladyfish bite has been great also with many of these fish averaging 1 to 4 pounds, which makes for a great fight on light tackle. The Black drum are still up on the flats hanging near the mangrove shorelines, tipped jigs fished slowly have the been the bait of choice for these fish.
The night fishing for Snook has been ok but should pick up when the water becomes warmer. The dock lights have been full of Snook but the fish are picky and mostly take live shrimp free lined with the current. We have been catching some Red fish around the dock lights at night also, which makes for a great surprise for those who are targeting the Snook. The Red fish have bee n averaging 20 to 25Ē.
The Freshwater fishing for Largemouth bass has been good in the finger canals using spinner baits and jerk baits. The deep water holes have also been productive and have produced the bigger fish. Last week I witnessed a fish kill of 15 Peacock bass that averaged 3 lbs. The fish kill is do to the chemicals being used by the golf courses, this is a shame and needs to be stopped.
Well that is the fishing report for the Jupiter, Palm Beach area. If you would like to enjoy light tackle fishing for any of the above mentioned species give Capt. Craig Korczynski a call 561-644-4371, or visit http://www.phlatsinshorefishing.com/. Or email me at email@example.com.
3 lb Peacock bass
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