Sunny days and very humid, winds and seas have been moderate but thunderstorms and deadly lightening have caused stormy afternoons. Be careful out there the sun is on the horizon.
The Inshore Fishing all through the ICW continues to offer anglers plenty of action. The Snook have been abundant near docks and sea walls ambushing bait pods. The action is outstanding early and late in the afternoon using live baits and artificial lures like doa bait busters and cal, along with heedon spook top water plugs. The average size of the Snook has been 2 to 20 pounds. Fly fishing for the snook has been great as anglers sight snook cruising down the sea wall presenting the fly 2 to 3 feet before them. Deceivers and clousers work great.
Tarpon action is great in the back bays and canals using live baits or doa shrimp. The tarpon bite has been best during low light hours. Live mullet freelined causes for some explosive action for anglers. The tarpon are following the bait schools and can be seen rolling on the surface allowing anglers to make an accurate cast to them. The average size of the tarpon has been 5 to 50 pounds.
The Jacks have been ferocious on the grass flats and near any structure were bait concentrates. The Jacks can be seen busting bait pods allowing anglers to locate them easily and target them live and artificial lures. The faster the angler moves the lure through the water, Jacks key in on the bait, crushing it with a vengeance. The Jacks are ranging in the size from 2 to 20 pounds.
Peacock bass fishing has been explosive in the local canals anglers are catching many fish averaging 3 pounds but there fish reaching 6 pounds. Light tackle rods and reel are the best fore the peacock bass, along with a fly rod. Peacock like to take lures that are bright and have plenty of movement. For anglers looking to just bend a rod and relax live shiners will get the job done as well. Cast out and watch the peacock hunt down the bait.
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