Sunshine prevails and the showers are starting to show as well. Warm weather makes us all happy, outdoor activities whether fishing or hanging out on the boat, bring lots of fun in the sun with friends and family.
Snook fishing is producing plenty of drag screaming action for anglers. Docks seawalls and local inlets are holding plenty of fish. The snook are taking live mullet and thread fins drifted with tide along channel edges and seawalls. Artificial lures like a DOA 5.5 jerk bait in pearl or glow holographic rigged on a 5/0 long shank hook rigged weedless great set up for snook. The advantage with weedless is you can work the baits along structure with out getting snagged, adding weight can help get the bait down in the water column if needed. Fly anglers the dock lights offer rod bending action and can produce lots of fish in a few hours, match the hatch and the drag will scream. Small flies in white and DOA 2 inch shrimp in glow or pearl also great bait for snook as it presents a small silhouette.
Tarpon action will start heating up and the bigger fish will be along the beaches and in the inlets on the first and last of the incoming tide. Live bait mullet and pinfish along with DOA bait busters are the best methods to get hooked up. The average size of the tarpon has been 10 to 60 pounds. The key with the tarpon is is locate the fish and set up up current and present the baits in a natural presentation.
The grass flats are holding a plethora of species snook, trout, jacks, drum and many others are all taking DOA 3 inch shad in glow gold rush belly on a 1/8 ounce jig head. Look for birds or bait schools in the area and work that area thoroughly. The predator fish are always lurking near the bait schools.
Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,