South County Inshore & Freshwater: Nov. 2020

By Capt. Patrick Smith Contributing Writer

Tyler wanted to check off goliath grouper and got it done!

Wow, I cannot believe we are already in November. This is a great time of the year to fish; temperatures are nice, and the wind normally is not terrible. I like to fish a lot of smaller artificial baits and even shrimp and jigs. Bouncing around deep holes, channels, and docks with big boats will normally produce a wide variety of species from tarpon and snook to bluefish, permit, pompano, and drum.

Bob caught a big peacock in Palm Beach.

On the freshwater everything is going to be feasting; sunshine bass in the deeper water, peacock bass and largemouths will be all over the humps. Rat-L-Traps and Crankbaits are awesome in November.

Marcy with her first clown and it was a nice one.

Another great choice would be an unweighted fluke or shiny jerk bait. On the fly rod, I like to use a six weight with a sinking line and small bait fish pattern like a Deceiver or an Eat Me lure.

Capt. Patrick Smith • 561-503-0848