Author: Sandesh Sukhdeo
Snook Fishing In New Symrna Beach
This past week in the New Symrna Beach, Port Orange area the bite has been hot. Whether it is early morning back water fishing or late night causeway fishing the fish have been coming up thick.
The most popular catch right now is snook due to the fact that the water is warming up. I have been catching 5-10 snook per outing in the backwaters. The bite has really picked up in the afternoon to evening hours. There have also been tarpon and ladyfish in the mix as well. The most productive lure has been a green and clear flake DOA C.A.L. rigged on 1/4 oz jighead. We have been bouncing the bottom very slowly around oysterbeds and drop-offs and 95% of the hits have been on the fall. I have lost my fair share of big snook and tarpon this week in the backwaters as well. Finally the bigger fish are starting to show up and I am ready for them.
The night bite has been incredible as well. Snook and Tarpon are hitting primarily big swimbaits and flairhawks. There have been many big over slot snook landed from the pier. We have lost a few big tarpon as well. The key to causeway fishing in our area is go out 1 hour before the tide changes and fish all the way until the sun comes up as well as fishing the baits slowly. The fish are hitting the bait out of reaction and will thump anything put in front of their faces.
Due to the tropical depression I don't think I will be able to get in much fishing this memorial day weekend. But I hope to hook up with a few big tarpon on my flats excursion in a few days.
Good Luck and Tight Lines
(caught this beautiful snook on a cloudy sunday afternoon)
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