Happy Holidays! Seasonable weather has provided great boating conditions the past week. As the holidays approach many will be flocking to catch the great bite and Florida sun.
Backwater fishing has been red hot for a variety of species. The snook, trout, tarpon , jacks and redfish are providing anglers with drag screaming action. DOA lures and live baits will get you r rod bent. Fishing the shallows has been great around high noon as water temps rise.
The snook, tarpon and redfish have been active along channel edges and mangrove shorelines. Anglers can experience the back water slam at times. The snook are striking DOA C.A.L. 3′ shad tails and live baits worked along the bottom. Tarpon can be seen rolling on the surface at times allowing anglers to pitch into there area. The tarpon are ranging from 10 to 30 pounds.
The grass flats is another great option for family fishing. The best method is using shrimp under a cork, cast it out and “down periscope fish on”. The flats are teaming with snapper, trout, jacks , lady fish, sheepshead, and many others the will bring smiles to many faces.
Freshwater action for peacock bass has been fantastic. Anglers can catch the these colorful fish with live shiners, DOA lures or by fly rod. The peacock bass are aggressive providing non stop action. The peacock bass are ranging in size from 2 to 6 pounds wit fish reaching up to 8 pounds.
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