January has finally brought cold and windy conditions. This weather is great for stirring up the water s getting those fish inshore moving around. Figure out the patterns and you will be rewarded, patience is a must .
The inshore waters are teaming with life, with many species to target whether you are fly fishing, live baiting, or using artificial lures, you can get your rod bent. Sheepshead have been all over sea walls and dock pilings. They will not shy away from live shrimp or crabs. In the mix with the sheepshead, snook are holding near seawalls as well in search of heat. The snook are biting great in the mid afternoon on , live bait and DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail.
Tarpon are roaming the back waters, sleek silver giant, this fish will get the heart thumping. Tarpon are full of so much energy, its hard not to get excited when you feel the drag screaming and the acrobatics leaps of the silver king. The back bays have been excellent for targeting the silver king with top water plugs, live bait and DOA Terror Eyz.
The Grass flats are still great areas to catch a plethora of species consisting of ladyfish, trout, pompano, snapper, drum, and jacks. All of these species will gladly take a DOA C.A.L. 3′ shad tail or live shrimp in there vicinity.
Freshwater action has been consistent even with the cool weather. The peacock bass and the large mouth bass are both staging in deep holes. Live shiners and DOA C.A.L. 3′ shad and DOA Terror Eyz great choices to get the rod bent. Mid day produces the best bite for anglers.
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! Craig Korczynski, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371