August is closing in and the past week offered great conditions for anglers. The afternoon thunderstorms have been abundant at times, but after these storms diminish water temperatures cool down and oxygen levers rise triggering a great bite.
The Inshore fishing has been full of action for anglers targeting Snook. The Snook continue to gather in our inlets and deep channels. Anglers are catching double digit numbers of the Snook averaging 10 to 25 pounds. Live baits worked on the bottom will produce strikes but catching snook on artificial lures is more gratifying and takes much more skills set. DOA Lures like DOA cal 4 inch jerk and DOA Cal 5.5 jerk on a jig 3/8 ounce jig head in bayou tiger or Glow / Gold rush belly produce big fish and steady action. Snook action is great around mangrove shorelines on the falling tide, top water plugs and DOA shrimp or DOA C.A.L. weedless produces great results.
The Tarpon action has been great on the beach and inside the ICW for anglers looking to tango with the silver king. Look for rolling fish and present a live bait or jig in the area were fish are rolling. The Tarpon have ranged in size from 10 to 50 pounds. Always remember to bow down while a Tarpon is jumping to avoid the break offs and hooks pulling out. Live baits free lined along channel edges and along docks and mangrove edges also great tactics to hook the silver king. Top water plugs and DOA 4 Inch Jerk baits in pearl or holographic entice many tarpon to feed.
The Docks and seawalls have provided great action for anglers using jigs and live baits. The Jacks, Snapper and a few Trout have been the main predators being caught. These fish have been ambushing bait schools as they look for shelter. Early morning and late afternoon has provided the best bite.
Peacock mania, well that's what anglers are calling it. Peacock action has been outstanding and anglers are enjoying not stop action whether using shiners, artificial lures or fly. The peacocks are very aggressive from sun up to sun down. Sight fishing for these colorful beauties,will get your heart pounding. Sight casting to peacock bass on beds and along shorelines gets anglers very excited they feel and see the power of these vibrant fighters.
Well that is the 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