Tarpon Pods On The Beach
“The Bite is on” Warm weather has triggered an awesome bite both inside and outside on the beaches. The beaches are holding pods of Tarpon that are ranging in size from 50 up to 100 pounds. These fish are really spooky the trick is to get out there early and get in front of them and present live baits. The Spanish mackerel have also been thick on the beaches. These fish make for great top water action and for those who like to throw fly, the mackerel are willing to take flies also. The Snook are starting to gather in the inlets now and are going to begin spawning soon. These fish will take just about any live bait presented to them.
The Inshore bite has been spectacular for just about every species. The Snook bite has been hot and shows no signs of letting up. The Snook have been hanging near drop offs, docks, sea walls, and mangrove shorelines. Top water baits have produced awesome results and live bait has also done the trick. The Snook have been averaging in size from 2 to 25 pounds. The morning and evenings produce the best numbers of fish. Mixed in with the Snook are the Tarpon. The Tarpon bite has picked up inside and the fish are getting bigger with every passing week. The average size of the Tarpon is 10 to 40 pounds. These fish are hanging in pods, live bait produces the best results. The trick has been to drift with the tide and free line the live baits behind the boat. Outgoing tide has been the best for targeting these fish. The jacks and bluefish have also been really thick lately. These fish are scavengers and will take any bait you offer to them. The blue fish have been averaging 2 to 5pounds and the jacks have been around 2 pounds up to 20 pounds.
The docks in Palm beach have also been great for sea trout and black drum. The bait of choice has been small jigs tipped with small plastics in pearl white and watermelon color. The drum have caught are averaging 2 to 5 pounds and the sea trout have been from 12 to 18 inches in length.
The fresh water fishing has been great and the peacock bass bite is on fire. The peacocks are holding up on shoreline banks and will attack any fast moving lure brought near them. Shiners are the best bait and produce the best results . The Largemouth bass bite is good ,producing great numbers of fish on worms and top water jerk baits. The Largemouth have been holding near the drop offs in depths of 2 to 5 feet deep.
Well that is the fishing report for the past few weeks if you would like to catch any of the above mentioned species give Capt. Craig Korczynksi a call 561-644-4371 to book you next light tackle adventure. Or visit the web site for more information. www.PhlatsInshoreFishing.com. Email email@example.com
16 lb Snook
10 Lb Tarpon
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