May is gearing up for spectacular fishing on the rise. The full moon of May brings extreme high tides as well as low, which in return signals breeding time for many species. Prepare all of your gear and get ready for the showdown.
The snook fishing continues to prevail, lots if big fish are around as they are waiting for the May full moon. The snook are preparing to start spawning in the inlets and deep channels. The back bays and canals still offer great numbers of fish.. Average size of the snook has been 15 to 35 inches. Live baits free lined along sea walls and shorelines produce big snook on the falling tide, mullet and threadfins have been the best baits to use for the snook. Top water heed on spooks in bone and white chartreuse head great lures to entice snook to feed during low light hours. The inlets and channels edges DOA C.A.L. 4 inch in Arkansas glow and watermelon holographic rigged on a ½ jig head excellent baits for triggering the snook to strike along the bottom. Beach fishing will start to heat up as seas calm and nothing beats a DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad tail in pearl rigged on a 1/8 ounce jig head to get your rod bent.
Silver king lovers, your time is coming, the bigger tarpon are migrating down south to our area. These fish are schooled together and the average size of the fish will be around 50 to 100 pounds. The back bays and canals are holding 10 to 30 pound fish, which are a blast on light tackle. Live mullet free lined in front of the tarpon pods triggers strikes. Inlets live sardines great bait to use rigged with a ½ ounce led near rock jetties on an outgoing tide. DOA bait busters in pearl and green back color great baits to cast up current and let bait preternaturally to schooling fish , just wait for the thump and and come tight and the game is on.
The flats are teaming with a plethora of species right now do tonal the baits in the area. Black drum, trout, snook, jacks, snapper and many others are willingly striking live baits free lined along bait schools for best results. Corks can be used for those needing an indicator. Fly anglers deceivers and popper flies great for working the flats creating surface strikes for the angler, nothing beats seeing strike. DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad and 4 inch jerk baits work great on the flats rigged weedless, work edges of baits schools and pot holes along the flats.
Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you cant catch them from the couch. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371