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    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 seawalls. 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 isto 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.


    Fresh water 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.


    Wellthat is the fishing report for the past week, hope everybody enjoyed.Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371

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    Despite the wild weather we have had here in south Florida the fishing is been quite good. A steady southeast wind during this time has pushed sargassum seaweed along with schools of mahi-mahi inshore, anywhere from 100 out to 300 feet. The schoolie mahi-mahi have been big, running 5-7 lbs., with some larger 10-20 lb. cows and bulls mixed in.


    Lady Pamela sharkfishing has also been great , as we have caught a few hammerhead sharks, some bull sharks, a thresher, and even a tiger shark.


    With June just a few days away, we expect to see some big gag, black and red groupers on the shipwrecks. Amberjacks and some cobia will likely be lurking near the surface above these wrecks. You never know.


    June is also prime daytime swordfishing, with plenty of daylight for extended trips. Yesterday we boated one 150 lb. fish and had 3 bites. Swordfish this time of year produces very good fish, anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds, off 3 to 4 bites per trip. Because we are fishing well offshore in 1200-1800 feet of water, mahi-mahi are often attracted to the boats during a drift, so we are always ready with a pitch bait.




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    Despite the wild weather we have had here in south Florida the fishing is been quite good. A steady southeast wind during this time has pushed sargassum seaweed along with schools of mahi-mahi inshore, anywhere from 100 out to 300 feet. The schoolie mahi-mahi have been big, running 5-7 lbs., with some larger 10-20 lb. cows and bulls mixed in.


    Lady Pamela sharkfishing has also been great , as we have caught a few hammerhead sharks, some bull sharks, a thresher, and even a tiger shark.


    With June just a few days away, we expect to see some big gag, black and red groupers on the shipwrecks. Amberjacks and some cobia will likely be lurking near the surface above these wrecks. You never know.


    June is also prime daytime swordfishing, with plenty of daylight for extended trips. Yesterday we boated one 150 lb. fish and had 3 bites. Swordfish this time of year produces very good fish, anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds, off 3 to 4 bites per trip. Because we are fishing well offshore in 1200-1800 feet of water, mahi-mahi are often attracted to the boats during a drift, so we are always ready with a pitch bait.




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    Snookseason closes June 1st and the monster fish are everywhereyou look. The docks, seawalls, flats and deep passes all are holdingfish. Top water heddon spooks during low light hours createsexplosive action for anglers, DOA 4' C.A.L. Jerk bait with 1/8 ouncejig head and live baits worked through out the day will keep the dragscreaming as well. The average size of the snook has been 2 to 25pounds.


    Tarponfishing is hot in the inlets and ICW, the beaches as well areproducing fish when seas allow. Live baits drifted with the tidecreates strikes, DOA C.A.L. 3' shad tail gold and glow with 1/8 ouncejig head great way to jump a silver king. Tides are the key todancing with the silver kings and be sure to have a good rod andreel, always bow to the king. Average size of the tarpon has been 5to 80 pounds.


    Warmweather has the peacock bass bit going off. The peacock are hangingalong seawalls, docks , drop offs, bridges and shorelines. Fastmoving lures like a DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk bait rigged weedless ingold and glow, or figi chix gets the strike. Top water plugs like aheedon spook jr entices great explosions well. Fly fishing is anothergreat way to battles these colorful beauties, small deceivers andminnow patterns work great.


    Thebest thing about fishing in south Florida there are so many speciesto target in our local waters especially exotic species. Mayancichlids, oscars, clown knife fish and many others are caught willroaming the freshwater water ways. These species are very active aswater temperatures rise and DOA lures, fly fishing and live baitswill get the rod bent.


    Wellthat 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 gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 5616444371

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    May has been full of excitement foranglers though the winds have been moderate at times, causing roughconditions. This month should produce great fishing as long as theweather patterns hold true to the past.


    Snookaction is fantastic around docks, seawalls, and shorelines being themain targets. The snook are very active early morning and lateafternoon. Live baits and top water plugs work great along seawallsand flats. DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk baits in glow / gold rush bellygreat choice of color for working docks. The full moon coming thismonth will trigger the spawn for the snook. This is the time when thebig female fish gather in the local inlets, offering snook catcheswell into the double digit numbers but sizes from 15 to 30 pounds notuncommon.

    Tarponare starting to show in local inlets but the big pods of fish arestill migrating south from the Stuart area. The back bays still holdjuvenile fish, these fish are willing to take live baits and DOATerror Eyz in pearl black back and rootbeer color great choices towork on the bottom. Look for rolling fish as signs of life in thearea, be sure to get in front of the fish and avoid spooking them.


    Thegrass flats and channels will offer great cation for snook, trout,reds and snapper. Liev baist great choice to get the bite but jigsand jerk baist aslo will put a bend in your rod. Look for fastmoving water to locate fish and clean water is key as well.


    Thepeacock bass action great along bridges shorelines and docks. Flyfishing is my favorite but many like to use live shiner and shad forexplosive action. The peacock bass are very active as the sun warmsthe waters. Clown knife fish are another exotic species for angler ttango with they are fun and pull hard on light tackle.


    Wellthat 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 gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371

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    Mayhas arrived and the inshore fishing will produce great catches foranglers. The baits schools start to show and seas begin to calm, getyour ready its time for some rod bending action.


    Snookaction is fantastic around, docks, seawalls, and shorelines. Thesnook are very active early morning and late afternoon. Live baitslike thredfins, mullet and pinfish free lined with a circle hooktrigger strikes, corks may be used when working deeper holes thiskeeps the bait near surface creating disturbance for predator fish tokey in on. Top water heddon super spooks excellent choice for workingseawalls and shallow flats , chartreuse head and bone back has beenthe best color as of late. Dock fishing nothing beats a DOA C.A.L. 3inch shad holographic or glow holographic on a ¼ jig head. The glassminnow pods have been thick so mimic the bait schools and game on.Fly fishing deceivers in white or olive and white belly great choicefor working the back waters, docks and seawalls, lighter the tippetthe more strikes. The full moon coming this month will trigger thespawn for the snook. This is the time when the big female fish gatherin the local inlets, offering snook catches reaching double digitnumbers.

    Tarponare starting to show in local inlets but the big pods of fish arestill migrating south from the Stuart area. The back bays still holdjuvenile fish, these fish are willing to take small mullet, greeniesand pinfish. DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk baits holographic and glowholographic on a ¼ ounce jig head get the tarpons attention. Lookfor rolling fish as signs of life in the area, be sure to get infront of the fish and avoid spooking them, stealth is the key.


    Thegrass flats are holding big schools of glass minnows and the trout,snook, jacks,bluefish and many others are wrecking havoc on thesebaits. DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad in holographic or pearl rigged weedlessgreat tactic for getting strikes, fly anglers small deceivers andpopper flies in white or gummy minnows perfect flies for getting therod bent.


    Freshwaterside the peacock bass continue to provide explosive action for topwater lure and flies. From sun up to sundown the action isconsistent. Angler looking to produce big numbers, live shiners willprovoke steady action. Artificial enthusiasts DOA C.A.L 3 inch shad in candy corn rigged weedless or with a chugger head is deadly baitfor peacock and large mouth bass as well. The large mouth bass arevery aggressive along the edges of channels and along sea walls.Early morning and evening anglers top water heddon spook jr in babybass or okee shad excellent colors for consistent hook ups.


    Wellthat 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 gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371

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    Red tide has been lurking around our area for weeks now, but had not impacted fishing until this week--Fishing offshore is still great, when seas are calm enough. But bay fishing right now is pretty much off the table until this red tide dissipates.

    We have been in a windy pattern for a good while around here, but seas were only supposed to be two-to-three feet on Thursday, 4/12, when I headed offshore with frequent fishers, Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and Richard Arnett. The actual seas were three to four and a half feet most of the day, though it calmed down nicely in the late afternoon. The guys used cut bait and squid in spots ranging from 12 miles to 22 miles west of New Pass to catch sixteen lane snapper, including six keepers, along with a mess of grunts. They released a dozen red grouper shorts to 19 inches, along with a 13-inch triggerfish. The highlight of the day was when a 10-foot tiger shark bit on a blue runner, and ran Eddie around the boat to the point of exhaustion, before finally breaking the line!

    Saturday morning, 4/14, seas were still choppy, so a near-shore trip sounded best for Ted and Marla Bachrach and their young daughter Kate, along with Jeff High and his young son, Sebastian. We fished about 12 miles west of New Pass, using cut-bait and squid. The group loaded up on grunts, boxing eighteen of those to 12 inches. Marla was lucky enough to catch a nice, 18-inch flounder to add to the box. The group released a few squirrelfish. They also got to see a tiger shark, estimated at about eight feet long—It bit a small grouper that was being reeled in, but light tackle was no match for that big boy! We tried hooking a blue runner on a heavy pole, but the tiger shark showed no interest in that, choosing to attack the small grouper we were reeling up instead. He finally broke the line and headed out. The kids also got to see some leaping dolphin, so they were happy with the fishing and the sightseeing. The photo shown below is of Marla Bachrach with the 18-inch flounder she caught.

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    Seas finally calmed sown after a few days of small craft advisories and cancelled trips, and I fished in spots 22 to 24 miles west of New Pass on Wednesday, 4/18, with Brad Cornell and Tony Stincon. The lane snapper bite was on, and the guys used squid and cut-bait to catch 40-some keeper-sized lanes, but released about ten of those, since they had no need for that many fish. They also released twenty-two red grouper shorts to 18 inches, a 20-inch gag grouper, and one true black grouper. They also battled and released a 40-inch blacknose shark.

    The lane snapper were still biting well on Thursday, 4/19, when I fished 22 miles west of New Pass with John Abernathy and his son, Ryan. They boxed two dozen lanes to 14 inches, which bit on squid and cut-bait. They released several red grouper shorts and blue runners.

    On Friday, 4/21, John and Ryan Abernathy brought Ryan’s sister, Becky along to fish a catch-and-release trip in the backwaters of southern Estero Bay. The tide was going out all morning, and there was a good bit of red tide in the Wiggins Pass area. The family used live shrimp to catch and release two crevalle jacks, each about 3 pounds, along with a black drum and three sheepshead.

    After a few days off the water, as busy season winds down, I fished offshore 22 miles from New Pass on Tuesday, 4/24, with Roy Mittman and Scott Fritz. Using squid and cut-bait, the guys boxed nineteen keeper lane snapper to 16 inches, and released fifteen red grouper shorts.

    Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and friends Michael, Lou, and Lou’s dad, Bill, fished 35 miles west of New Pass with me on a nice, calm day, Thursday, 4/26. The guys caught a cooler full of snapper, using squid for bait. They boxed forty+ lane snapper keepers, fifteen vermilion snapper keepers, five yellowtail snapper keepers that were all around 13 inches, and one 13-inch mangrove snapper keeper. They added a half dozen nice- sized grunts to the box, all around 14 inches. They also released thirty-some red grouper shorts, and Eddie battled and released an 8-foot sandbar shark.

    The photo shown is of Larry Pflederer with a 17-inch sheepshead, caught on shrimp in Estero Bay on a recent inshore Fishbuster Charter.
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    Sunday morning, 2/25, I headed out to 19 miles west of NewPass to fish with Charles Bisgaier and his friend, Andy. The red grouper bitewas active, and the guys released twenty red grouper shorts to18 inches, alongwith two mangrove snapper shorts. They loaded the cooler with twenty-onegrunts, all around 14-to 15 inches, along with one 14-inch porgy.

    Todd Plastaid, his three sons, Alec, Brennen and Dave, theirfriend, Cam Field, and the boys’ grandfather, John Plastaid, fished 24 mileswest of New Pass with me in calm seas on Monday, 2/26. The family used squidand cut-bait to catch twenty-one keeper lane snapper to 16 inches, a dozengrunts 12-14 inches, and three keeper porgies. They released twenty-six redgrouper shorts to 18 inches, along with a 14-inch triggerfish.

    Mikeand Kristen McCarthy and their five-year-old twin sons, Danny and Jonathan,fished southern Estero Bay's backwaters with me on Tuesday, 2/27. Kristenlanded a nice, 17-inch trout, and the boys had fun catching andreleasing ten sheepshead to 12 inches and two mangrove snapper to 10inches. Everything bit on shrimp. The boys enjoyed fishing, but had even morefun watching a dolphin or two chase the boat for a good while, and also sitinga manatee.

    MikeConneally, his brother-in-law, Rodney Bromm, and friend, Jim Schaber, fished 24miles west of New Pass with me on Wednesday morning, 2/28, where they usedcut-bait and squid to box seventeen lane snapper keepers, a 13-inch mangrovesnapper, and a few grunts. They released twenty-one red grouper shorts to 18inches.

    Frequentfishers, Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and Richard Arnett fished 24 miles offshorewith me on Thursday, 3/1, and used squid and cut-bait to box twenty-one lanesnappers to 14 inches and two keeper mangrove snapper to 14 inches, along witha few grunts. They released twenty-two red grouper shorts to 17 inches.

    Fridaymorning, 3/2, Kathy Kunscher and the McNally family—Seth and Val and theiryoung children, Liam and Alta—fished southern Estero Bay with me, using liveshrimp. The group caught a 17-inch permit and two sand bream, and released ahalf dozen sheepshead shorts and a dozen mangrove snapper shorts, along withfour big sailcats that were all about five pounds. Red tide was obvious, but itwasn’t impairing our catching!

    BobEckle and friend, Ken, had to nix their plans to fish in the gulf on Saturday,3/3, with strong winds and surf causing a small craft advisory to be issued foroffshore. We fished in southern Estero Bay, using live shrimp, and the guyscaught and released a drum and two sheepshead, while boxing two keeper mangrovesnapper.

    Frequentcustomer, Mike Connealy, wanted to treat his brother-in-law, Rodney Bromm, tosome sport fishing for big fish on Monday, 3/5, so we headed out about fifteenmiles to one of my goliath grouper spots. The guys caught a bunch of bluerunners for bait, and then caught and released four goliath grouper, oneestimated at 40 pounds, two estimated at 60 pounds, and one estimated at 90pounds. They figured the fun was worth the sore arms that would no doubtresult!

    BartArrigo, joined by friends, Steve, Doug, and another Steve, fished 35 milesoffshore with me on Tuesday, March 6th. The guys were busy catchingall day, using squid and cut-bait to box sixteen vermillion snapper, nineteennice-sized porgies, three 15-inch grunts, two 13-inch mangrove snapper, and two14-inch yellowtail snapper. They released three dozen red grouper shorts and afew gag grouper shorts.

    Weathercanceled out four consecutive trips, with various combinations of high windsand seas, rain, and low tides. I finally got out fishing again on Tuesday,3/13, when I fished the backwaters of southern Estero Bay with Tom Schilli, hiswife, and their two grandsons Steven and Sonny Barclay. The family used liveshrimp to catch and release a dozen sheepshead to 12 inches, four black drum to14 inches, six mangrove snapper shorts, and a 14-inch sand bream.

    MikeJansen, his son-in-law, Matt Menting, and Matt’s seven-year-old daughter, Lily,fished in Estero Bay with me on Wednesday morning, 3/14, using live shrimp. Wehad a great morning o sheepshead catching, boxing thirteen keeper sheepshead to19 inches and releasing a dozen more consisting of shorts and some keepers thatweren’t needed. The family also boxed a 17-inch trout, and they released a17-inch snook, along with a dozen short mangrove snapper.The photo shown belowis of Matt Menting with a 17-inch trout.
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    MikeJenson and Matt Menting fished with me again on Thursday, 3/15, this timejoined by Mike’s son, Chris Jenson, to fish offshore. Seas were choppy earlyon, but we all knew they would be and we were prepared for the three-to-fourfoot seas we encountered heading out to 19 miles west of New Pass. Seas calmeddown later in the morning, as predicted. The guys used squid and cut-bait toloan up on lane snapper, boxing twenty keepers to 14 inches. They added to thebox a 14-inch mangrove snapper, a nice 17-inch mutton snapper, a 14-inch porgy,and a 13-inch grunt. We had to be quick to boat the mutton snapper, since an8-foot hammerhead shark was in pursuit of it, but we got the mutton safely intothe boat. The guys also released five yellowtail shorts, along with a 9-footsandbar shark. The photo shown below is of Chris Jansen with a 17-inch muttonsnapper.
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    IanMcKinnon, his son-in-law, Remi Nickel, and Remi’s three young sons, Mark, Lukeand Jack fished 19 miles west of New Pass with me on Friday, 3/16. The kids hadfun catching a mess of grunts to 12 inches, and releasing blue runners andshort red grouper. But the highlight of the trip was when we caught thehammerhead that I had seen lurking in the area the previous day—he bit on ablue runner on a heavy rig, and we were able to get some good video beforereleasing him.

    St.Patrick’s Day Saturday, I fished from 19 to 23 miles offshore with Darren andLinda Rachman and their friends, Craig and Heather Laudenslager. The group usedcut-bait and squid to box twenty grunts to 14 inches, a half-dozen lane snapperto 14 inches, a 15-inch porkfish, and a 13-inch porgy. They releasedtwenty-five red grouper shorts.

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    Monday, 2/5/18, I fished with frequent customer, Ron Musick, joined by friends who are visiting for a few days. We used cut-bait and squid to fish spots out to 28 miles from New Pass. The spots that have consistently yielded lots of lane snapper have not been doing so recently, and this day was no exception. But, the group did catch over twenty nice-sized porgies, along with some grunts. They released twenty-five red grouper shorts, along with a 15-inch mutton snapper.


    On Wednesday, 2/7, Craig Royal and family fished 24 miles west of New Pass with me, where there continued to be lots of small bait fish around, and keeper fish seemed scarce, despite steady action. The group released a couple dozen red grouper shorts to 18 inches, along with two big lizard fish about 19 inches each. They did box three keeper lane snapper and a dozen grunts, all of which bit on squid and cut-bait.


    Roy Mittman fished in various spots out to 25 miles west of New Pass with me on Monday morning, 2/12. Once again, the red grouper bite was active, but yielded no keepers, and we released over twenty shorts. Keepers included lane snapper and grunts, which bit on squid.


    Tuesday, 2/13, I spent the morning fishing the backwaters of southern Estero Bay with John Pompeo and his son, John, Jr. The guys used live shrimp to catch ten sheepshead to 15 inches and a 16-inch black drum.
    Bob Ellis and his friend, Tim, fished about 15 miles west of New Pass with me on Wednesday 2/14, where they used cut-bait and squid to release four red grouper shorts and two gag grouper out-of-season shorts to 21 inches. They boxed a 15-inch sheepshead, a keeper porkfish, and three grunts.


    Eddie Alfonso, Kay Daugherty, and Liz Condos fished 17 miles west of New Pass with me on Thursday, 2/15, using cut-bait and squid. The group released red grouper shorts to 18 inches, along with a would-be-legal (if in season) gag grouper, and a 16-inch triggerfish. They caught a mess of grunts, so fish tacos were still on the menu, even with having to release the other catches.







    The photo shown is of Liz Condos with a 24-inch, out-of-season gag grouper, caught on cut-bait and released.


    After a couple of days off the water, due to a family event, Mike Bochman and his friend, Kevin joined me to fish 20 miles offshore on Monday, 2/19. Seas got progressively choppier throughout the morning. The guys used squid and cut-bait to release fifteen red grouper shorts to 19 inches, along with a 15-inch scamp grouper. They loaded up on grunts for fish tacos.


    Mike McCarthy and friends, Ken, Tim and Eddie, fished in various spots out to 35 miles west of New Pass with me on Tuesday, 2/20. We had steady action at the 35 mile spot, where the guys released over thirty red grouper shorts to just short of 20 inches, inches, five gag grouper to 22 inches, several yellowtail snapper shorts, and a few banded rudder fish, all around 18 inches. They loaded up their cooler with lots of 15-inch porgies and 15-inch grunts. Everything bit on squid and cut-bait.


    Seas were choppier than predicted, with some rain off Naples, on Wednesday morning, 2/21, when I fished 18 miles offshore with Mark Dutkewych and his young son, Nick. The guys caught and released a dozen red grouper shorts and a dozen or so grunts before calling it a morning.


    Wayne Geall and friends, Tucker Seabrook, Carm, and Clay, fished the backwaters of southern Estero Bay with me on a windy Thursday morning, 2/22. Using live shrimp, the group caught sixteen sheepshead, including one nice keeper at 19 inches. They also released two mangrove snapper shorts, a spadefish, three black drum, and a brace of two-pound stingrays.





    The photo shown is of Tucker Seabrook with a 19-inch sheepshead, caught on shrimp in Estero Bay.


    It was another windy morning in southern Estero Bay on Friday, 2/23, when I fished a catch-and-release trip with Bob and Mary-Lou Schwartz and their grandchildren, Hannah and Tyler. The family used live shrimp to release a 17-inch black drum, two would-be-keeper mangrove snapper at 11 inches each, a lady fish, nine sheepshead shorts, and a 22-inch sailcat.


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