Fall is in the air and the first weak cool front has penetrated south Florida. The winds and seas have been stiff and rolling but inshore thing keep on ticking for anglers.
The inter coastal snook fishing has been fantastic snook are gathering along docks and seas walls ambushing mullet school as they get pushed by winds and the tides.. Live bait mullet worked near any structure will produce a strike, if bite does slow be patient the snook will find the bait. Doa cal and DOA bait busters worked along bait school and dead center of bait pods produces snook along with a plethora of other speaceis. The size of the snook being caught range from 2 to 20 pounds. The water temperatures will start to slowly decrease pushing snook into back bays and muddy bottom areas.
Tarpon continue to wow anglers with there leaps and drag screaming runs. Deep channels and bays offer consistent action, mangrove shorelines produce as well. Live mullet or greenies drifted with the tide create strikes. Top water plugs like heddon spooks with slow presentation create explosive strikes and acrobatic leaps. Typical size of the tarpon 5 to 30 pounds.
The grass flats are teaming with a plethora of species from snook, redfish, trout, jacks, flounder and snapper. Mullet pods congregate on the flats and the predator fish are lurking on drop offs and pot holes striking straggler baits. DOA 4 inch CAL in glow and gold great color for working the grass flats mimicking a wounded mullet for the taking.
Freshwater side the peacock bass are still very active and local lake and canals are teaming with Peacock ranging from 1 to 3 pounds. Bigger Peacock are along sea walls and docks were cover is thick. Live shiners trigger explosive strikes, but sporty fishing is using a fly along shoreline and or DOA shrimp along rocky shorelines and or sandy bottom with beds. The largemouth bass is heating up on Lake Okeechobee and along the palm beach chain canal system. Flipping and pitching thick grass mats and lilly pads produces trophy fish for anglers. Watermelon creature baits and the DOA Trick worm will get the job done.
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