February 18, 2019 Inshore Report

Weather this past week was great, sunshine, moderate winds and plenty of rod bending action for anglers.

The snook bite is fantastic mangrove edges, docks and seawalls all holding snook. Live baits worked close to the structure providers plenty of strikes. Both sides of the tides are producing quantities of snook, common snook and fat snook have been the main attraction, but a few tarpon snook are being caught. Sight fishing snook with live bait, lures or fly also a great tactic to find lurking snook in the shallows.

Tarpon fishing is picking up as water temperatures are rising with all warm temperature days we have received. Live baits free lined with the tide great tactic for tarpon, jigging also another great way to get the rod bent. The juvenile silver king are lurking in the back bays along mangrove edges. Average size 10 to 30 pounds.

The docks and flats are producing great action for snapper, drum, jacks and mackerel. Live baits or jigs work great. Fishing kids bait always the best method to keep the drag singing. Never know what you might catch around docks and structure thats what makes the pursuit fun.

Freshwater largemouth bass bite on Lake Okeechobee is offering great numbers of fish using DOA C.A.L. 5” swim baits. The bass are averaging 1 to 4 pounds with a few reaching 6 to 8 pounds. Crappie fishing is fantastic in the rim canal low light hours provides best bite and nice size fish reaching 15 inches.

Well that is the fishing report for the past week. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines!
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