Capt. Patrick Smith fishes out of the intracoastal and nearshore areas of Palm Beach. A world-class snook fishery and hub for big snook.
When it comes to the diversity of fishing opportunities in Palm Beach Capt. Patrick is a jack of all trades, but here we’ll focus on his true love – saltwater fly fishing for snook and tarpon. The intracoastal waterways of Palm Beach are snook highways with docks and bridges that provide the structure they desire. Capt. Patrick does daytime and nighttime snook trips and also offers a combination trip that starts lates in the night and ends later in the morning.
At night you’ll be fishing docklights and bridge shadow lines. A favorite passtime of locals, sightfishing for snook and little tarpon that are feeding on tiny glass minnows and shrimp attracted to the underwater lights. When daylight comes and depending on the time of year, the bigger snook and tarpon can be busting up schools of glass minnows or mullet around docks and seawalls or out on the beach. Wherever they are at that time, Capt. Patrick is on them.
- 258 Carolina Skiff
- Fly gear and tackle including flies (you’re welcome to bring your own as well)
- All necessary licenses
Best Season: Year-round
- Standard Night Trip (4hrs): $325
- Half Day (4hrs): $325
- 3/4 Day (6hrs): $450
- Full Day (8hrs): $550
Rates are subject to change, contact Capt. Patrick for official current rates.
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What to Bring
- Polar Fiber Minnow – #4 White
- Umpqua Baitfish – #6 Ghost Green
- EP Micro Minnow – #2 Translucent
- Midnight Minnow – #6
- Kraimer’s DH Baitfish – 2/0 Grey/White
- EP Mullet – 2/0 Black/Purple
- EP Finger Mullet Black Tail – 3/0
- A 6, 7 or 8 weight with floating line for dock lights
- A 9 or 10 weight with an intermediate sinking line for bridges
Capt. Patrick can provide all gear and tackle, if you’d like to bring your own these are his outfit size and fly recommendations
- Bring whatever snacks and food you would like
- You may bring a camera, a waterproof case or bag is recommended
- Water and beverages, try to use non-plastic containers if possible