June has arrived and the heat is on and rain has been scarce. The kids have a week of school left meaning the water is going to get very busy. Time to have some fun in the sun.
The inshore fishing is producing great catches of snook, near inlets deep channels and along sea walls. Live baits and doa 4 inch cal and doa terror eyz work great. The snook are very active early in the morning, late afternoon and well into the night. Average size of the snook has ranged from 2 to 20 pounds. Top water plugs worked in a walk the dog brings plenty of surface explosions, the snook are very aggressive on the flats. Snook season is closed and the snook are spawning so be very cautious when handling these beauties.
Tarpon are still abundant in the icw waters near canals and bays. Live baits drifted near the bottom provide explosive action. Doa bait busters and doa 4 cals worked near the bottom work great as well, morning and late afternoon best time to target the tarpon. Outgoing tide provides best action as well look for rolling fish as clues to work baits. The beaches are full of tarpon the best bet is to get out there at sun rise and beat the traffic. Look for rolling fish and present a root beer doa bait buster or doa terror eyz or live bait in there vicinity and hold on.
Grass flats are holding a wide variety of fish at sunrise when waters are cool. Snook, trout, jacks, snapper, and lady fish are all present. Live shrimp, greenies and jigs under a popping cork, will get your rod bent. Artificial plugs like spoons and top water plugs are great search baits for anglers to us e to locate schooling fish. Doa cal and doa shrimp very effective for the snook and trout worked along the grassy bottom.
Freshwater action for the peacock bass has anglers excited as explosive action continues. Doa 4 inch paddle tails and 3 inch cal provide aggressive strikes. Live shiners great for anglers looking for non stop rod bending action with the beautiful peacock bass. The peacock are being found on beds and along sea walls. Large mouth bass and Mayan cichlids also putting up a fight for anglers whether using fly live bait or artificial lures anglers can expect action.
Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope everybody 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