By Capt. Weston Russell Contributing Writer
Welcome to the October fishing forecast for the waters off North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Singer Island, and West Palm Beach. Get your kites dusted off and check your kite rod swivels for corrosion. The wind will be blowing, and big fish will be moving into the area this month. If you have never kite fished, you’re missing out on some “Reel Intense” fishing action. The setup can be purchased at offshore tackle shops. I encourage you to give it a try. Dolphin, kingfish, and wahoo can be landed on the kite this month.
Snapper fishing will still be good, and the wrecks will be holding some monster muttons and amberjacks. If you’re fishing the deep water wrecks, you will need to beef up your tackle. There is always a chance for a nice grouper. Heavy leads (10oz) and long leaders (60lb. pink) is a must. Leave that Snoopy rod at home, you’re going to need something with power and fast retrieval.
For the inshore angler, the mullet run will be in full swing. There’s nothing like battling a silver giant (tarpon) on light tackle. Other species to target during inshore fishing include snook, trout, jacks, and sharks. Bluefish have also been prevalent and willing to take any live bait they see. This month will offer great action, grab your rods, and experience nature at its best. Good luck and remember, “ you can’t catch them from the couch! “
Captain Weston Russell
561-310-2690 • www.reelintensefishing.com