August 24, 2017 Inshore Report

August has flown by and summer will officially come to and end next week. The plus to all this is school is back in session meaning the waterway traffic will start to quite down and the mullet run is upon us.

Snook fanatics season opens on September 1st, the bite has been great around clean water. The mullet run is coming to our area keying up the fishing. Live baits worked near structure and you should find the snook. Top water plugs worked over flats and around docks and seawalls great areas to locate snook. DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk baits in worked weedless or on a 1/8 ounce jig head great way to hook up with a snook as well. Early morning fishing, is great do to low water temps but evening will cause for some heart pounding explosions as well. The snook are averaging in size from 2 to 20 pounds.

Tarpon are becoming prevalent in our Inter coastal waters, they can be seen exploding on mullet schools. The tarpon are ranging from 5 to 50 pounds, many of these fish are schooled up, so once you hook one keep another bait out for a double header. Live mullet, Doa Bait busters and top water plugs will all get your drag screaming.

The grass flats are holding plenty of bait, anglers targeting the flats with DOA lures like the C.A.L. 3 inch shad on a DOA popper head or weedless will get the rod bent. The best colors are glow/ gold rush belly and Arkansas glow. The flats are teaming with snook, reds, trout, jacks, and tarpon. Look for bait schools and the predator fish are close by.

Peacock bass action is prime as they are roaming docks and seawalls busting bait schools. Top water plugs DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad and flies are the go to baits for anglers targeting these beauties with artificial lures. Live shiners will get the rod bent constantly putting kids and novice anglers to the test. The peacocks are active from sun up to sunset. Other exotic species like the Mayan cihclids offer plenty of action for anglers. Small flies and DOA shrimp great baits for these tough fish.

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

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