Weekly Fishing Report 10-23-2014

Snook fishing has been consistent along docks and seas walls. Live mullet and heedon spook lures entice many strikes The mullet run is in full swing and the key is find the bait schools and the predator fish are near by. Smaller snook are schooled up, the bigger snook are scattered as they ambush bait schools. High tide clean water, anglers can sight fish the snook creating heart pounding rod bending action. The size of the snook being caught range from 2 to 10 pounds. The cool fronts are starting to penetrate the south Florida area, as this continues snook will continue to push into the back bays and canals. Fly fishing for snook has offered anglers drag screaming action using poppers and deceivers, near pilings and along mangrove shorelines.

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 drifted with the tide creates strikes, anglers looking to use artificial lures, doa cal weedless in glow and gold glitter gets the tarpon excited. Tarpon can be seen in pods rolling on the surface offering anglers clues were to cast next. Typical size of the tarpon 5 to 30 pounds.

While targeting snook and tarpon anglers can expect rod bending action from a plethora of other species like jacks, snappper, and even redfish have been present. The jacks pound for pound fight the hardest and anglers can expect a great battle. Jacks range in size from 2 to 15 pounds. The red fish have been present in my local are the past few weeks, as they follow mullet schools. Anglers are catching reds on the falling tide along flats and mangrove shorelines.

Freshwater, has offered steady peacock bass action. The peacock are striking doa lures, flies and live shiners along sea walls, drop offs and sand bottom. The peacock bass are very aggressive all day from sun up to sun down. Typical size of the peacock bass 2 to 6 pounds. Largemouth bass action is great in local canals lakes. Largemouth are striking spinner baits, top water plugs and Texas rigger soft plastics. Live shiners soaked over deep holes and drop offs gets the lunkers striking.

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

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