Beautiful sunny days and perfect sea conditions, you could not ask for anything more as a fisherman. Fun in the sun is the mind set for all boaters.
Inshore anglers are finding fantastic snook fishing along docks, seawalls, and flats. Live mullet work great along drop offs and sea walls. Top water lures like the heddon spook jr in bone present explosive action as snook explode on lures walking across surface. DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk bait in glow holographic and purple haze rigged on a jig head entice snook to strike. Sight fishing for the snook offers anglers great visual shots and adds to the intensity of battling the snook, leading the bait in front of snook slowly is the key to successful hook ups.
Tarpon action has provided anglers with many leaps and drag screaming runs. Tarpon are striking live baits greenies, and mullet drifted with the tide. Top water heddon spook jr plugs in bone or white worked in a slow walk the dig manor creates hook ups. Mangrove shorelines and drop offs are the areas tarpon can be seen rolling on the surface. DOA C.A.L 3 inch shad great bait for the tarpon rolling on surface and along shorelines. Pearl and Purple haze color rigged weedless great tactic for the tarpon.
The grass flats early in the morning are producing a mixed bag of species for many anglers. Snook trout, ladyfish, snapper, sheepshead, and many others keep the rod bent and drag screaming. This fishing is great for kids and novice anglers, as there is always something chewing on the other end of the line. Live shrimp and mullet are great choices as well as DOA shrimp.
The peacock bass bite is fantastic due to the warmer water temperatures. Peacock are very aggressive striking flies, lures and live baits. Docks and seawalls are the main areas to locate these colorful fish. Sight fishing for peacock adds to the experience and allow the anger to witness the strike. The peacocks are averaging 2 to 4 pounds with some reaching 7 pounds.
Large mouth bass fishing is great on lake Okeechobee working grassy edges and thick grass areas. The bass are striking DOA Sna Koil worked on the surface of water lures during low light hours, mid day bass will take jigs, swim baits and live baits. The bass are still hanging on beds so sight fishing can be done at times, great for fly fishing enthusiast.
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, 561-644-4371, www.PhlatsInshoreFishing.com