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Palm Coast Fishing Quarantine Report

The snook have been chewing good lately with the water temps rising. Small creeks and canals have been loaded up with finger mullet, so if you find the bait you will find the snook. A 3”-4” paddle tail in lighter natural colors rigged on a 1/8oz or 3/16oz weedless rigging hook has been my go to for them lately. Making blind cast around fallen trees, snags, or logs can be an effective way to target snook as they are very structure oriented fish. Also when quietly making your way down a creek or canal always keep a look out along the edges for laid up fish, because snook like to be warm they will lay there sunning themselves.

On a strong out going tide, creek mouths are great place to target snook as lots of bait is being flushed out and snook will setup around structure waiting to ambush. Small suspending twitch baits can be very productive for this scenario as they will produce a reaction bite when snook are feeding a lot. And last but definitely not least a topwater plug is probably the most exciting way to catch a snook, early morning, late afternoon or overcast days are the best times to fish a topwater. 

The big blue fish have also made there way in town, exploding on big schools of mullet as they cruise around. Steel leader is almost a must have when fishing for these guys as there teeth are extremely sharp. Mullet rigged on a 4/0 live bait hook is a great choice when they are feeding on top, almost any artificial bait imitating a baitfish will produce bites from these hungry fish. Also the nearshore Spanish mackerel have showed up your going to want a light steel leader with them as well, a gold or silver spoon moving fast is my favorite presentation for Spanish mackerel.

Capt. Caleb Blackburn