The July heat is on and with it brings thunderstorms. Morning and evening fishing sessions the best way to beat the heat and hook up with your next trophy.
The Snook bite in the inlets is fantastic on both sides of the tides. My clients have enjoyed jigging for the snook using DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk bait on a 3/8 ounce jig head in bayou tiger. If live bait is your choice, mullet and pinfish will get the drag screaming. The Snook have been averaging 5 to 30 pounds.
Fly fishing anglers snook are crushing 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 action is fantastic early morning and evening when temperatures are cooler. 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 pearl or Arkansas Glow great for tarpon. Present bait to rolling fish and stay in front of the pods is the name of the game. Bigger tarpon are in local inlets striking live sardines free lined with the tide.
Freshwater peacock bass action is red hot. The peacocks are bedding along shorelines allowing for great sight fishing for anglers. DOA shrimp and live shiners both 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