The Fall season brings the almighty mullet bait run to South Florida. During this time these baits make their way down the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Snook, Tarpon, Jacks, Sharks and all other predators are following these large schools to join in on the feast.
The Jupiter kayak fishing area is a great place to target the Snook, Tarpon and Jacks feeding on the mullet bait schools. Fishing along the beaches is the first place to start. Getting out early is best to find a school of mullet and be able to stick with them for the day. Predators won’t be far from any school, so if you can just locate one school you should be in business. If the weather forces you off the beach don’t worry, these schools get pushed in and out of the Jupiter Inlet with the daily tides. Look to set up at ambush points around bridges, docks and seawalls along the river for your best shot at a bite.
Using live mullet for bait is the best bet, but when these fish are fired up around the schools most mullet bait artificial will work just as good. I love getting bit on artificial, so the first lure that is going to hit the water will be either a Super Spook or a large paddle tail swimbait.
The Jupiter kayak fishing basic fishing set up is a 7ft, 10-20lb spinning rod with a 5000 sized reel lined with 30 pound braid attached to 40lb Yozuri Fluorocarbon leader. This set up will give you enough backbone to pull fish out of structure, but at same time not wear you out casting all day.