May 31, 2018 Inshore Fishing Report

June has arrived, the heat is on and rain has been abundant. The kids are ready for summer and the fish are waiting.

The inshore snook bite is great, near inlets deep channels and along sea walls. Live baits and DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk bait and DOA Terror Eyz work great. The snook are very active early in the morning, late afternoon and well into the night. Average size of the snook has ranged from 2 to 20 pounds. Top water Heddon spooks worked in a walk the dog brings plenty of surface explosions, the snook are very aggressive on the flats. Snook season is closed and the snook are spawning so be very cautious when handling these beauties.

Tarpon are active in the icw waters near canals and bays. Live mullet drifted near the bottom provide explosive action. DOA bait busters and DOA Terror Eyz in Pearl color, worked near the bottom work great as well, morning and late afternoon best time to target the tarpon. Outgoing tide provides best action as well look for rolling fish as clues to work baits. The beaches are full of tarpon the best bet is to get out there at sun rise and beat the traffic.

Grass flats are holding a wide variety of fish at sunrise when waters are cool. Snook, trout, jacks, snapper, and lady fish are all present. Live shrimp, greenies and jigs under a popping cork, will get your rod bent. Artificial plugs like spoons and top water plugs are great search baits for anglers to use to locate schooling fish. DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail very effective for the snook and trout worked along the grassy bottom.

Freshwater action for the peacock bass has anglers excited as explosive action continues. DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk baits in candy corn or pearl color provide aggressive strikes. Live shiners great for anglers looking for non stop rod bending action with the beautiful peacock bass. The peacock are being found on beds and along sea walls. Large mouth bass and Mayan cichlids also putting up a fight for anglers whether using fly live bait or artificial lures anglers can expect action.

Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope everybody 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

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