The kids are back school and the waters less crowded, summer sure flew bye. Less pressure on the water and the fish are biting go figure. The beautiful weather will sure keep the fishing action steady, load the boat and go get a rod bent.
The Inshore fishing has been full of action for anglers targeting Snook. The Snook continue to gather in our inlets and deep channels. DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk bait on a 3/8 ounce jig head in glow / gold rush belly excellent bait for the linesiders. A DOA Baitbuster in pearl /greenback rigged on a jig 3/8 once black jig head, excellent lure to entice the snook to strike. If you prefer to live bait, snook willingly devour mullet and pin fish placed in there vicinity. Snook season opens September 1st so if you would like to keep a snook, be sure you have a snook stamp.
Anglers looking to tango with the silver king, beaches and inside the ICW best areas to find the tarpon. Look for rolling fish and present a live greenie or mullet on a circle hook and hold on tight. DOA Bait Buster in mullet pattern or pearl color, deadly on tarpon. The key with tarpon is to present the bait ahead of them leading the fish or pod. This allows for a stealthy approach without spooking the tarpon. Once a tarpon nears the bait, a little twitch or movement triggers the strike. The Tarpon range in size from 10 to 50 pounds. Always remember to bow your rod to the king, this is to avoid the break offs and hooks pulling out.
The Docks and seawalls have provided great action. Live baiting these areas, great choice for those that are not great casters. Live baits can be free lined and provoke predator fish to open water were they hone in on the live bait. The Jacks, Snapper, trout and a few red fish have been the main predators being caught. These fish have been biting when the tide is flowing ambushing bait schools as they look for shelter. Early morning and late afternoon has provided the best bite as water temperatures are cooler.
Local freshwater canals and lakes are presenting great action for peacock bass using fly and DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad in candy corn and glow holographic colors. Live shiners used for the peacock bass offers non stop action for anglers. The peacock bass are very aggressive, sight fishing for the peacocks is an adrenaline rush. Anglers witness the strike happen front and center, triggering a great battle. Popper flies or top water heddon spook jrs great choices for top water enthusiasts. Other exotics species are being caught as well while targeting the peacock bass. Mayan cichlid, Oscars, and knife fish all great catches on light tackle.
Well that is the 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