Palm Beach, Jupiter Florida Fishing Report 05.14.12
Submitted by Phlats Guide ServicesSubmitted on 05/14/2012
May has brought typical South Florida weather patterns back as afternoons provide thunderstorms and much needed rain. The heat has played a major role in fishing, as snook and tarpon begin to flock to beaches and deep passes.
The snook fishing has offered spectacular sight fishing in Jupiter as well as Palm Beach. Snook are thick along the sand flats, sea walls, and underneath docks. Anglers are able to cast live baits lures and flies to snook lying still, waiting to ambush ther next meal. Bait schools are a great tool for snook fishing when bait is found, snook are always near by. Early morning and evening are the best times to target the snook as water temperatures are cooler. Typical size of the snook has ranged from 15 to 35 inches
Tarpon fishing has been great in the Icw during low light hours, tarpon are taking live and artificial baits. The juvenile tarpon can be seen as pods roll on the surface in search of bait. Outgoing tide has been the best for the tarpon. Larger tarpon in the 50 to 100 pounds class are in the inlets and along the beaches, weather dictates when fishing is possible. This past week beach fishing was not possible as winds were gusty and seas were rough. The larger tarpon like mullet and crabs as there bait of choice, bigger tackle is a must for these beauties.
The grass flats have been full of jacks and black drum, jigs a live baits will get the rod bent. Big gator trout are also on the grass flats, these monsters are a blast and willing take artificial jigs. The average size of the trout has ranged from 3 to 8 pounds.
Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371