July is almost over, the summer has been flying by. The weather has been beautiful, with moderate seas anglers are still fishing and getting hooked up. Before we know it the kids will be back in school.
The Inshore fishing is fantastic all through Palm Beach County. The bait schools have really made there presence allowing anglers an abundance of bait to offer Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and big Jacks. Once you locate bait schools look for predator fish busting baits as signs were to target game fish.
The Snook fishing in the inlet is fantastic on both sides of the tides. Live baits have been the man choice for anglers to offer the Snook. Those who are artificial fanatics a DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk bait on a 3/8 ounce jig head in bayou tiger gets the linesiders chewing, best fishing is when the water is moving typically the first of incoming and last of outgoing great times to fish. The Snook have been averaging 5 to 30 pounds. Fly fishing anglers snook are smashing poppers and deceivers around inlets, beaches and mangrove shorelines. Chumming the snook up can produce plentiful drag screaming action from sun up to sun down.
Tarpon fishing is great during low light hours but the juvenile tarpon offer great action for anglers in the ICW along mangrove shore lines, docks and grass flats. DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk bait weedless or rigged on a 1/8 ounce jig head in glow and gold fleck and figi chix work great for tarpon. Key is present bait to rolling fish and stay in front of the pods. Bigger tarpon are in local inlets striking live sardines free lined with the tide.
Freshwater peacock bass action is still great, the peacock bass are bedding allowing for great sight fishing and easy fishing. Live baits, DOA shrimp, and live shiners all great baits to present to these colorful beauties. The peacock bass are very aggressive when the sun is over head, flies like poppers and gurglers provide explosive action. Typical peacock size is 2 to 3 pounds but many up to 6 pounds not uncommon.
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