May has arrived bringing heat and warmer water temperatures. The fishing is heating up and so is the tropics, hopefully the storms stay clear of us allowing anglers to get the rods bent.
Snook action is firing, docks, seawalls, and shorelines continue to be the main targets. The snook are very active early morning and late afternoon. Live baits and top water plugs work great along seawalls and flats. Doa cal jigs are the choice bait for the docks. The full moon coming this month will trigger the spawn for the snook. This is the time when the big female fish gather in the local inlets, offering snook catches well into the double digit numbers but sizes from 15 to 30 pounds not uncommon.
Tarpon are starting to show in local inlets but the big pods of fish are still migrating south from the Stuart area. The back bays still hold juvenile fish, these fish are willing to take live baits and doa cal 4 inch jerk worked on the bottom. Look for rolling fish as signs of life in the area, be sure to get in front of the fish and avoid spooking them.
Peacock bass fishing is stellar do to the warm weather patterns, water temperatures are rising. The peacock bass are striking flies, doa shrimp and doa cal jerk baits. Live shiners work great as well, anglers looking for explosive action small top water plugs or doa chuggers will get the explosions started. Sight fishing for the peacock is a blast and anglers that have experienced this or those who have not, it is something you will never forget and you will be hooked. Average size of the peacocks is 2 to 7 pounds.
The fresh water lake ans canals are teaming with action largemouth bass are very active all through the day but early morning and evening top water action is a blast. Jigging grassy shorelines or drop offs offer plenty of rod bending action. For fly angles gurglers worked along sea walls or grassy edges triggers great strikes as well. Exotic species like the mayan cichlids, oscars and talapia offer great action on the fly. These species might be small but put up a great fight.
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