Beautiful sunny days and perfect sea conditions, you could not ask for anything more as a fisherman. Fun in the sun is the mind set for all boaters.
Inshore anglers are finding fantastic snook fishing along docks, seawalls, and flats. Live baits work great but hooking snook on artificial lures is more gratifying. Top water lures present explosive action as snook explode on lures walking across surface. Doa lures and fly also entice snook to strike snook like to hit, anything shiny and noisy. Sight fishing for the snook offers anglers great visual shots and adds to the intensity of battling the snook
Tarpon action has provided anglers with many leaps and drag screaming runs. Tarpon are striking live baits drifted with the tide, top water plugs and doa cal jerk baits all work great. Mangrove shorelines and drop offs are the areas tarpon can be seen rolling on the surface.
The grass flats early in the morning are producing a mixed bag of species for many anglers. Snook trout, ladyfish, snapper, sheepshead, and many others keep the rod bent and drag screaming. This fishing is great for kids and novice anglers, as there is always something chewing on the other end of the line. Live shrimp and mullet are great choices as well as doa shrimp.
The peacock bass bite is fantastic due to the warmer water temperatures. Peacock are very aggressive striking flies, lures and live baits. Docks and seawalls are the main areas to locate these colorful fish. Sight fishing for peacock adds to the experience and allow the anger to witness the strike. The peacocks are averaging 2 to 4 pounds with some reaching 7 pounds.
Large mouth bass fishing is great on lake Okeechobee working grassy edges and thick seagrass areas. The bass are striking top water lures during low light hours, mid day bass will take jigs, swim baits and live baits. The bass are still hanging on beds so sight fishing can be done at times, great for fly fishing enthusiast.
Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope everybody enjoyed. Remember you cant catch them from the couch. So get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski, 561-644-4371, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com