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. Anglers have been reporting great catches with many of the Snook averaging 5 to 20 pounds. Live baits dropped to the bottom and doa cal jigs bounced off the bottom will get you hooked up. Snook season opens September 1st so if you would like to keep a snook be sure you have a snook stamp.
The Tarpon action has been great on the beach and inside the ICW for anglers looking to tango with the silver king. Look for rolling fish and present a live bait or Doa Bait Buster in the area were fish are rolling. The Tarpon have ranged in size from 10 to 50 pounds. Always remember to bow down while a Tarpon is jumping to avoid the break offs and hooks pulling out.
The Docks and seawalls have provided great action for anglers using jigs and live baits. 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 cal baits. Live shiners used for the peacock bass offers non stop action for anglers. The peacock bass are very aggressive and sight fishing for them along with using popper flies or top water plugs offers explosive action. Other exotics species can be targeted, 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