Lake Worth Lagoon Snook bite
Capt. Craig Korczynski
August 5, 2012
Palm Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
The heart of summer and the inshore fishing has been stellar, sure its hot for anglers but nothing beats a bent rod. Low light hours are often the golden hours but rain storms at high noon can cool water temperatures causing a feeding frenzy.
Snook fishing along the beaches and inlets has been outstanding, snook are schooling willing take live baits and artificial lures. Both sides of the tides offer great numbers of hook ups, the average size of the snook has ranged from 10 to 25 pounds. Sight fishing in the morning offers great fly fishing action, nothing beats watching a snook inhale a bait.
The back bays and channels are holding nice sea trout averaging 3 to 7 pounds, trout this size are trophies and are known as gators . These trout are taking live baits, low light hours offer top water action with heddon spooks, flies and jigs work as well. Bait schools in the area offer clues the trout are in the area, either side of the tide produces fish.
Tarpon action is fantastic during sunrise and sunset, anglers looking for big fish the beaches and inlets offer 40 to 90 pounds class fish. The ICW offers schoolie fish weighing 10 to 30 pounds. Small tarpon are a blast willingly take live baits as well as 4 inch heddon spooks, clouser flies and jigs. The silver kings can be spooky at times, a stealthy approach is a must. I like to fish the outgoing tide for the tarpon as the clear water murks up the tarpon tend to chew better.
The mangrove shorelines and docks are holding a plethora species, snook, trout, redfish, jacks, bluefish and even triple tail are patrolling these areas. Look for bait schools and good current as areas to target these species. Birds are also a great clue fish are in the area, blue herons and pelicans can lead anglers to success.
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
Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, Jacks
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