Loxahatchee River


Jupiter, FL
United States United States
26.9023, -80.072
7.6 Miles

The Loxahatchee River (Seminole for river of turtles is a 7.6 mile river on the southeast coast of Florida. It is a National Wild and Scenic River, one of only two in the state, and received its federal designation on May 17, 1985. The river partly runs through the Jonathan Dickinson State Park.You start out in saltwater, and the further north you go, the fresher the water becomes. This gives you the opportunity to catch a wider variety of fish.The upper river is a delight to kayakers and canoeists as it zigzags through a stunningly beautiful cypress swamp. Shortly after entering Jonathan Dickinson State Park, the Loxahatchee changes abruptly as it takes on the sedate character of an estuarine mangrove swamp. Canoe docks, picnic facilities, and drinking water are available at Trapper Nelson’s. Park rangers give daily presentations on the wildlife, vegetation, and lore of the Trapper Nelson site. Loxahatchee translates from Native American as “Turtle River.” During low water, common in winter, paddlers will have to pull their boats and longer kayaks will have difficulty maneuvering the sharp bends and fallen trees of the upper

Largemouth Bass, Redfish, Snook,and Spotted Seatrout are the main species of fish caught.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Shore fishing access, Fly Fishing, Floating, Bait shop on site
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Fishing Reports

about 3 years ago (03/03/2014)

Loxahatchee River Fishing Report 03.03.14

March is here and wind the cool fronts have tapered off thankfully, warm weather has been abundant and water temperatures are on the rise. March is usually windy causing anglers to battle choppy conditions but well worth it for fun in the sun. Snook fishing has been stealer do to the warmer water departures, seawalls, docks and  flats are all holding good snook. Doa cal jigs and airhead doa all entice the snook to strike. Glow and gold have been the best colors for the snook. To...
about 4 years ago (03/27/2013)

Loxahatchee River Fishing Report 03.27.13

“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...
over 4 years ago (09/24/2012)

Loxahatchee River Fishing Report 09.24.12

The Inshore fishing is fantastic all through the Icw, do to the abundance of mullet that has migrated to our area. The Snook fishing is fantastic along sea walls, mangrove shorelines and bridges. Early morning and late afternoon is the best time for great Snook action. Artificial lures provide anglers with explosive reaction strikes as lures are worked near bait pods. Live baits will also keep your rod bent, but the trick is to make you bait stand out form the others. The Snook have been av...
over 5 years ago (02/13/2012)

Loxahatchee River Fishing Report 02.13.12

Sunny days, rainy days, and to top it off a cold front finally advances to our local are. The weather has been phenomenal for us south Florida residents this winter. I guess a few bad weather days should not make us frown. Snook season is open and the spill ways have opened as well. Snook are thick in canals and local spillways taking live and artificial baits. Snook are very active early morning and during evening taking top water lures with a vengeance. Heavy leader, stiff rod and yo...
Phlats Guide Services Captain Craig Korczynski
over 5 years ago (12/20/2011)

Loxahatchee River Fishing Report 12.20.11

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. May your wishes be fulfilled and your stocking full of goodies. Snook season has come to a close, and the fish seem to know this. Snook are stacked up along docks and mangrove shorelines. Live baits and artificial lures entice strikes. Night fishing really hot right now, small hook and a live shrimp and the drag is screaming. Double digit numbers of fish are being caught during half day trips. Four species of snook are being caught as well making for...
Phlats Guide Services Captain Craig Korczynski
over 5 years ago (12/06/2011)

Loxahatchee River Fishing Report 12.06.11

Naughty or nice, fish don't check the list twice, weather is the only factor for fish to go by. Windy but tolerable the local waters have a winter feel. Tarpon fishing has put smiling faces on anglers using live baits and jigs. The silver king has been active early morning and evenings, rolling fish offer clues to were fish are located. Typical size of tarpon has ranged from 5 to 30 pounds. Snook season is fast coming to a close and anglers are finding snook along grass flats, d...
Phlats Guide Services
over 5 years ago (11/22/2011)

Loxahatchee River Fishing Report 11.22.11

"Happy thanksgiving" to all and all a safe holiday. Season has kicked into gear, but the weather has been tough for boaters. Hopefully in the near future we can enjoy a day on the water with out small craft advisories. Snook fishing in the rivers and bays has produced great numbers of snook. Live baiting provide non stop action, artificial enthusiasts can work a top water plug or twitch bait for explosive action. Deep holes and channels are holding schooling snook, working the...



Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)


Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)


Seatrout, Spotted (Cynoscion nebulosus)


Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)


Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)




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