Welcome to the November sportfishing report for the waters from Palm Beach to Jupiter Florida. The mullet run will start to fizzle out, but there will be a few good fish still crushing schools, so if you’re an inshore fisherman, this is last call. In October there were a lot of sharks chasing the massive groups of Mullet and rumors of a couple white sharks also feeding on them off of Juno beach. So if you’re interested in a toothy creature…don’t forget the wire at the bait store.
For the offshore report, expect some better fishing than the month before. The cooler weather moving down from the north will move some good fishing our way. Sailfish, Dolphin, and Wahoowill be on the list. This is the time to get that kite reel out and change the swivels. All the fish on this list want to eat live bait, so suspending some from a kite is a fun way to catch one. The bottom fishing this month will also be good. Sardines or squid will work great for Snappers, but there is a new player in town… the Gulp Shrimp. Put one of these killer artificial baits on a jig and bounce it around structure…hold on!
One other thing I would like to talk about is the fall run of Spanish Macks. These sharp tooth fish are fun on light tackle. Use a jig with light wire to up your chances. Be careful when removing the hook. These are not monsters, but they bite like one. The use of a de-hooker helps from losing your fingers. Well, good luck and remember, you can’t catch them from the couch!
– Capt. Weston Russell