The sunny weather continues and produces that florid heat! Hot weather and hot bite goes hand and hand, keep the sunshine upon us.
Inshore snook fishing continues to shine as snook are migrating out of the back waters up onto flats and channel edges near local inlets. Anglers in a half day trip are averaging 15 to 20 snook, working docks, seawalls, and drop offs. Top water heedon spooks worked slow produce explosive action on the surface. The super spook has produced fish but at times using smaller spook Jr trigger more strikes do to smaller profile. Docks worked with DOA shrimp or DOA cal 3 inch shad entice the snook to strike as well. Holographic and pearl great colors for enticing snook. Night fishing is also a great option for those looking to beat the heat. Live shrimp, mullet or small greenie gets the snook attention, but for artificial enthusiast small flies and DOA shrimp in glow and holographic great choice ads well.
Tarpon action is great around deep channels and mangrove shorelines. Live baits free lined with the tide and jigs hopped along the bottom produce many hook ups. The tarpon are schooled up look for rolling fish and lead the fish , this will better your odds and get the rod bent.
The big jacks are roaming are local seawalls, these fish are pure muscle and do not give up easily. Top water heddon spook plugs worked early morning provide explosive action, be sure your drag is set tight and hold on. For the kids small schoolie jacks are found near bait schools, a circle hook rigged with a live bait and cork will keep the rids bent and the kids smiling from ear to ear.
The black drum bite has been great on channel edges live shrimp good choice but DOA Cal 4 jerk in glow holographic excellent bait rigged on ¼ ounce jig head. The black drum are averaging 4 to 10 pounds.
Freshwater bite has been phenomenal as the warm weather has the peacock bass ready to strike anything in there vicinity. Docks, seawalls and shorelines are holding plenty of peacock bass. Live shiners work but DOA shrimp and DOA cal3 inch shad in glow and gold rush belly gets the job done as well. Fly anglers, popper flies produce great top water strikes and great drag screaming action. The large mouth bass are active early morning and evening striking DOA swim baits in morning glory and pearl color rigger weedless. Heavy structure and grassy shorelines great area to locate large mouth bass.
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