Cold fronts blast through our area, with a bang. The biggest front of the year by far brought wind rain and a brisk chill. Seas were up and the fishing never really slowed, anglers just kept pounding away and they were rewarded.
Inshore snook action is good around mangroves and muddy bottom areas. The cool fronts slowed the bite at times, as the sun rose over head the fish turned on. Snook are ranging in size from 2 to 15 pounds, willing to take live baits, artificial and flies. Deeper holes snook can be found schooling up, jigs worked on the bottom gets these lunkers excited.
Tarpon action continues in the backcountry, mangrove shorelines and holes are holding schooling fish. Live baits drifted with the tide provoke many strikes. Fly and doa jigs also entice the silver kings, with the negative tides we have had the fish are very active during first and last of the tides.
Jacks can be found cruising the seawalls and docks in search of mullet. These fish are aggressive, top water plugs entice these beast to strike.. The jacks are ranging from 5 to 30 pounds. Schoolie jacks can be found on grass flats chasing glass minnow schools.
Grass flats are holding plenty of jacks, bluefish, trout and ladyfish. Doa shrimp with a popping cork will get the job done. Anglers looking for explosive action top water plugs are a blast as fish blast the lure on the surface.
Freshwater action for bass has been very good, grass mats and grassy shorelines are holding plenty of fish. Residential canals are holding fish in the 4 to 5 pound range doa cal jerk baits work great. Fly fishing popper and small deceivers also entice strikes.
Well that is the fishing report for the past week hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski, phlatsinshorefishing.com, 5616444371