May has arrived and the fishing inshore will produce great catches for anglers. The baits schools start to show and seas begin to calm, get your ready its time for some rod bending action.
Snook action is firing, docks, seawalls, and shorelines continue to be the main targets. The snook are very active early morning and late afternoon. Live baits like thredfins, mullet and pinfish freelined with a circle hook trigger strikes, corks may be used when working deeper holes this keeps the bait near surface creating disturbance for predator fish to key in on. Top water heddon super spooks work great along seawalls and flats in a walk the dog manner, chartreuse head and bone back has been the best color as of late. Dock fishing nothing beats a DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad holographic or glow holographic on a ¼ jig head. The glass minnow pods have been thick so mimic the bait schools and game on. Fly fishing deceivers in white or green back and white belly great choice for working the back waters, docks and seawalls, lighter the tippet the more strikes. The full moon coming this month will trigger the spawn for the snook. This is the time when the big female fish gather in the local inlets, offering snook catches reaching double digit numbers.
Tarpon are starting to show in local inlets but the big pods of fish are still migrating south from the Stuart area. The back bays still hold juvenile fish, these fish are willing to take small mullet, greenies and pinfish. DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk baits holographic and glow holographic on a ¼ ounce jig head get the tarpons attention. Look for rolling fish as signs of life in the area, be sure to get in front of the fish and avoid spooking them, stealth is the key.
The grass flats are holding big schools of glass minnows and the trout, snook, jacks,bluefish and many others are wrecking havoc on these baits. DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad in holographic or pearl rigged weedless great tactic for getting strikes, fly anglers small deceivers and popper flies in white or gummy minnows perfect flies for getting the rod bent.
Freshwater side the peacock bass continue to provide explosive action for top water lure and flies. From sun up to sundown the action is consistent. Angler looking to produce big numbers live shiners will great as well. Artificial enthusiasts DOA C.A.L 3 inch shad in candy corn rigged weedless or with a chugger head is deadly bait for peacock and largemouth bass as well. The large mouth bass are very aggressive along the edges of channels and along sea walls. Early morning and evening anglers top water heddon spook jr in baby bass or okee shad excellent colors for consistent hook ups.
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, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371