Gusty and sunny describes the fishing weather last week. East winds prevailed and caused for rough water inside and murky water through out the inter coastal. The full moon added swift high and negative tides as well, all this and the inshore fishing was still spot on.
Snook are lurking near docks and seawalls, live baits and doa cal lures worked close to structure triggers bites. Drop offs, channel edges and bridges are holding slot fish , find moving water and you will catch snook. Top water bite in the morning creates awesome action using heedon spooks, work the lure in a walk the dog manner, mimic a wounded bait is the key. As the sun gets up above jigging is the best bet, dark colors have worked well, key is match the water color, dark colors dark baits clear water light baits.
The seawall bullies are still on the prowl, “Jacks“, are ferocious and will take just about any moving lure or bait in there vicinity, Top water heedon spooks worked near structure and you have a ticking time bomb waiting to happen. Majority of the time the anglers are spooked by the jacks explosion as they strike quick and hard. The smaller schoolie jacks are around as well, but even thought the bigger jacks make you feel like Jell-O when you are done fighting, you cant beat boating a 25 to 30 pound creature.
Tarpon fishing brought many smiles this past week, anglers viewed acrobatic leaps as the silver king fought to shake it off. Tarpon wee taking live baits drifted with the tide, as well as doa cal 4 inch jerk baits in gold and glow. Drop offs and mangrove shorelines proved to be the hang out for these beauties. Rolling fish can be seen and often offer clues to were the fish are hanging out.
The docks are also a great spot for anglers to target sheepshead, snook, drum and snapper. Shrimp dead or alive will put a bend in the rod. This type of fishing is great when winds are stiff and anglers just want to a consistent bend in the rod, especially for the kids this will put a smile on there faces.
Freshwater action provided nice large mouth bass striking doa jerk baits and fly. The bass are hanging on beds, offering great sight fishing action. Peacock bass action as well offers great sight fishing for anglers, the peacock are very aggressive striking fast moving lure flies and live shiners.
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