palm beach county fisherman on a charter with peacock bass

Capt. Patrick Smith

​​Ph: 561-503-0848


Possibly the most popular game fish in Florida is the snook and palm beach county is home to a large population of snook of all sizes. Whether its big inlet snook in the summer, pitching 2lb mullet around seawalls in the fall during the mullet run or fishing docks and bridges year round with artificial or fly there is always something about the big linesiders that stir your dreams anytime you're not chasing them.

The nighttime dock light trips are very popular especially during the summer when the snook are just as happy to be out of the heat of the sun as you are. Light spin,6&8 wt fly is the name of the game on these nights and normally you will have lots of sight fishing opportunities.

In the fall the mullet run comes to town and can be an incredible visual and physical assault of the senses when the giant snook, tarpon and sharks explode on schools of millions of mullet as they pass by on their annual migration.

While targeting snook there are some pretty exciting by-catch: Tarpon, Sharks, Jacks and snappers frequently make appearances.

Palm Beach is also home to multiple Spillways pouring freshwater into the salt and this creates major feeding stations for snook as all the sweetwater fish-bass, peacocks, cichlids, shad, bluegills etc come through the gates the big snook show up to the buffet.

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