Snook season closes June 1st and the monster fish are everywhere you look. The docks, seawalls, flats and deep passes all are holding fish. Top water heddon spooks during low light hours creates explosive action for anglers, DOA 4′ C.A.L. Jerk bait with 1/8 ounce jig head and live baits worked through out the day will keep the drag screaming as well. The average size of the snook has been 2 to 25 pounds.
Tarpon fishing is hot in the inlets and ICW, the beaches as well are producing fish when seas allow. Live baits drifted with the tide creates strikes, DOA C.A.L. 3′ shad tail gold and glow with 1/8 ounce jig head great way to jump a silver king. Tides are the key to dancing with the silver kings and be sure to have a good rod and reel, always bow to the king. Average size of the tarpon has been 5 to 80 pounds.
Warm weather has the peacock bass bit going off. The peacock are hanging along seawalls, docks , drop offs, bridges and shorelines. Fast moving lures like a DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk bait rigged weedless in gold and glow, or figi chix gets the strike. Top water plugs like a heedon spook jr entices great explosions well. Fly fishing is another great way to battles these colorful beauties, small deceivers and minnow patterns work great.
The best thing about fishing in south Florida there are so many species to target in our local waters especially exotic species. Mayan cichlids, oscars, clown knife fish and many others are caught will roaming the freshwater water ways. These species are very active as water temperatures rise and DOA lures, fly fishing and live baits will get the rod bent.
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, 5616444371