Welcome to the Coastal Angler fishing forecast for October for the waters off Palm Beach. The month of October is the start of the Mullet run and behind the schools there will be hungry predators. Expect great beach fishing from Palm Beach inlet to Jupiter inlet. Monster Jack and majestic Tarpon will be some of the fish that may take your bait. Fishing a live mullet with a few split shots 3 feet from the bait will get the bait down and help it look injured to entice the bite. Don’t be surprised if you see Sharks attacking the schools. Everything and anything will eat a Mullet, and during this time of year predators gorge themselves not knowing when the next meal will come. Light tackle is the way to go when beach fishing.. but it sucks when you hook a 100lb Tarpon and your on for an hr.. Good luck!
Offshore fishing will still be hot. Dolphin and Wahoo will be caught out 6-12 miles. Our captains at Reelintensefishing.com will not stop on a spot in till they see life under the weedlines. Dolphin eat bait and if there’s no bait under the weed mats then there a good chance there’s no Dolphin in the area. Move to the next spot that looks good. You can troll or chum fish to the boat, It’s your choice. These fish will be in the 8-15 lb range. Remember to leave one on the water to keep the school around the boat.
For the Reef fisherman the bottom bite will be on at the Juno rocks. Expect Mutton’s and Yellow Tails to be feeding in the 60-90ft depth. The skidding nicker rig works wonders for this type of fishing. Scale down the rig for more bites. A whole sardine or live Mullet will to the trick. There’s you fishing report. Tight lines!
– Capt. Weston Russell