Loxahatchee River Fishing Report 03.27.13

Submitted by Phlats Guide Services

Submitted on 03/27/2013

“Happy Easter” to all you fellow anglers, the past week provided great weather and plenty of rod bending action. The warmer weather raised water temperatures and the fish reacted with a feeding frenzy. Hopefully April brings warm weather and plenty of bait our way.

The snook bite really turned on as water temperatures were ion the rise, top water plugs or live mullet free lined got the linesiders attention. The snook have been schooling up the past week and many of the snook ranging from 6 to 20 pounds. Docks, seawalls and flats are the best areas to locate the snook, doa jigs on a 1/8 ounce jig head will get the rod bent. Night time snook fishing is another great way to get the drag screaming, shrimp, small twitch baits and flies all entice the snook to feed.

Tarpon action has been great on channel edges and in canals. Live baits have been the best choice to get hooked up with the silver king, small swim baits in green and baby bass colors on a ¼ ounce jig head entices strikes. The tarpon have been averaging 5 to 25 pounds.

Jack crevalles are roaming the sea walls and channels these fish are ferocious, taking live baits and top water plugs. The jacks hang in schools and range in size from 5 to 30 pounds. Jigs worked fast off the bottom entice schoolie fish to strike with a vengeance, light tackle is a blast with these fish, hold on tight.

Sheepshead fishing has been stellar dock pilings and seawalls have held big fish and schoolie fish. Live shrimp on a size 1 hook gets the drag screaming, the best part is sight fishing for these creatures they willingly take fly and pull hard. The average size of the sheepies has been 1 to 5 pounds.

Well that is the fishing report for the past week hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371