Palm Beach Kayak Report: May 2016

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Atlantic Coast Inshore

More and more bait will be moving into the Indian River Lagoon to supply our game fish with plenty to eat. Bigger snook, trout, jacks and reds will be looking for mullet patterned baits like super spooks and large swimbaits. If you find glass minnows schools match the hatch with a DOA shad tail. If you find mullet, whip out a super spook or large swim bait. Structure is always key to finding fish.

Try launching at the kayak launch on Lake Ave in Lake Worth. This launch will give you access to snook islands, the Lake Worth Bridge, seawalls and docks.

Atlantic Coast Offshore

It is that time of year when fishing is just on fire. Mahi will be closer to shore to give you a better shot at them. Larger kings will also be more abundant. Trolling live goggle eyes and runners will put fish in the yak. I like to fish slow, going only about 1.5 mph. This will keep slack out of your line as well as keep your baits swimming naturally. Mahi are one fish that always seem to give my clients trouble in regards to landing them. Remember to wear the fish out as much as you can if you plan on keeping it. Take the gaff shot, get it in the yak and quickly get your legs on top of the fish to make sure it doesn’t take one last jump right back into the water. Have fun out there!

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See you on the water!

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