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  1. #25
    Capt. Ron Presley (Capt_ron) Guest

    Default Tarpon Time Continues Summe

    Tarpon Time Continues

    Summer is here and the Tarpon are too. We headed out of Cape Canaveral last Saturday with a crew of three young men ranging in age from 10 to 13. A quick stop along the beach for some pogies and then out to 40 feet where the kingfish had been biting. The hope was to get each of the boys on a nice King. Their fishing is usually in the river for smaller prey.

    After 30 to 40 minutes of nothing hitting you could see the boys were bored with the routine of trolling. I don’t blame them; it is boring when the fish are not biting. Enough of this I thought and we headed further south toward Patrick Air Force Base. It turned out to be a really good move.

    We set up our lines with one long, one medium and one short bait only about 40 feet back and started the slow troll again. Another 20 minutes went by and the boys were beginning to lose enthusiasm again. They were not so sure about this kind of fishing. Then, the first knock down brought them all to life, only to be disappointed. The fish was not hooked. We had asked the boys ahead of time to determine who got the first fish. It was Robert up first, so Micah was next and he put the fighting belt on to be ready.

    It wasn’t long until the next knock down and the sweet sound of a drag screaming bite. Micah picked up the rod and for only a few seconds felt the pull of a hefty fish. Well, we were 0 for 2 as Caleb fastened on a fighting belt for his chance at a fish. These two bites had brought the boys around and their attention was turned to the rods more than before.

    Bam! A huge hit, a spiraling fish and the fight was on. Caleb hung on tight and used every ounce of his weight and the strength of his arms to hold on to a huge Tarpon. I reminded him that when he got tired he could hand off to a buddy and let him fight the fish for a while. “I’m ok,” he said. A few minutes later he said “ok Robert, you take it for a while.” We had two fighting belts on board so we had Robert already suited up and ready to go. He took over for a while before passing it on to Micah. Micah fought for a while and handed it back to his brother Caleb. And on it went …

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    The boys traded the rod a total of 13 times each before landing the big fish about two hours later. All of a sudden this kind of fishing was not so bad. We got everything shipshape and headed for the ramp with a bunch of boys who got a lesson in fishing as well as a lesson in teamwork. Man, that’s what it’s all about!

    The kingfish bite has been hot outside the Port. Head out the Port and take a right down the beach looking for diving birds. They will show you were to stop and pick up a few pogies. Prepare each rod, starting with a bimini twist to make a double line. Tie the doubled line to a 60 pound mono leader about 4 to 5 feet long and add a stinger rig.

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    Capt. Keith Kalbflesich showed me his method for rigging a 4/0 and a 6/0 octopus hook on a short piece of wire cable of about 40 pound test. He uses a wire snell knot to secure the hooks. Visit his website at www.capt-keith.com and look on his articles page to see how it is done.

    The distance between the hooks is determined by the size of the bait you use. I like to make them up ahead of time in several sizes. Pin a pogie through the nose with the forward most hook and pin him in the back with the other. Leave enough slack between the hooks to allow the pogie to swim freely. Lately the bite has been in about 30 to 40 feet of water, so head on out, put down some baits and catch a kingfish.

    As always, you can visit my website at www.inshorefishingadventures.com to view pictures of the fish we catch in the Cocoa Beach area. That’s what it’s all about. Good fishin’.

  2. #24
    Captain Dave Hanson (Fishbuster) Guest

    Default After a couple weeks off local

    After a couple weeks off local waters, I fished Monday, 6/18 with brothers Mark and Robert Duhlberg and their children. We fished about 12 miles out of New Pass with live shrimp, and we caught Spanish mackerel to 23 inches, keeper mangrove snapper, whitebone porgies, triggerfish and porkfish. We released gag grouper shorts to 18 inches and a 3 ½ foot sand shark.

    Tuesday, Gary Jones, his brother and seven-year-old nephew fished with me in 36 feet off New Pass. We caught Spanish mackerel to 26 inches, keeper lane snapper, porgies, grunts and triggerfish. Our little angler caught four nice Spanish and a load of porgies.

    Uli and Uta Scheider and friends Bill and Joe fished in 32 feet out of New Pass with me on Wednesday. Their favorite is Spanish mackerel, and we did well with those to 26 inches free-lining shrimp in a chum slick. We also caught some porgies.

    Dr. Leon Mead and son, Spencer, fished with me Thursday at the reefs off Bonita Beach, where we caught and released 30 Spanish mackerel to 26 inches. We also caught keeper mangrove and lane snapper to 12 inches and a 14 inch flounder, all on live shrimp.

    It was a tough morning of fishing for the Bill Kaufman party on Friday. We started off the morning later than planned, due to no shrimp available at the bait shops. After delaying our trip 40 minutes for the promise of bait, we finally gave up and I brought a small reserve of live shrimp from my bait tank, along with some sardines. We headed out to about 30 feet out of New Pass, and we fished from 30 to 45 feet, having to move around a bit due to a slow bite and the interference from porpoise. I even turned my sonar off to deter the porpoise, but they found us no matter where we anchored. Although no bad weather was expected, we encountered three thunderstorms and four water spouts. One of the latter was pretty close by, and appeared to be about a quarter mile in size. Bill took some photos of that one. We ended up with keeper Spanish mackerel, porgies, and grunts—enough to keep the young angler onboard excited and happy, but short of the ideal we had hoped for. We released red and gag grouper shorts.

    The photo shown is of angler Dick Arnell with a 16 inch mangrove snapper caught on shrimp on a recent offshore trip.
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  3. #23
    Capt. Craig Korczynski (Phlats) Guest

    Default Inshore Fishing Report June 14

    Inshore Fishing Report June 14, 2007 Palm Beach/Jupiter


    “The Bite is on” Warm weather has triggered an awesome bite both inside and outside on the beaches. The beaches are holding pods of Tarpon that are ranging in size from 50 up to 100 pounds. These fish are really spooky the trick is to get out there early and get in front of them and present live baits. The Spanish mackerel have also been thick on the beaches. These fish make for great top water action and for those who like to throw fly, the mackerel are willing to take flies also. The Snook are starting to gather in the inlets now and are going to begin spawning soon. These fish will take just about any live bait presented to them.

    The Inshore bite has been spectacular for just about every species. The Snook bite has been hot and shows no signs of letting up. The Snook have been hanging near drop offs, docks, sea walls, and mangrove shorelines. Top water baits have produced awesome results and live bait has also done the trick. The Snook have been averaging in size from 2 to 25 pounds. The morning and evenings produce the best numbers of fish. Mixed in with the Snook are the Tarpon. The Tarpon bite has picked up inside and the fish are getting bigger with every passing week. The average size of the Tarpon is 10 to 40 pounds. These fish are hanging in pods, live bait produces the best results. The trick has been to drift with the tide and free line the live baits behind the boat. Outgoing tide has been the best for targeting these fish. The jacks and bluefish have also been really thick lately. These fish are scavengers and will take any bait you offer to them. The blue fish have been averaging 2 to 5pounds and the jacks have been around 2 pounds up to 20 pounds.

    The docks in Palm beach have also been great for sea trout and black drum. The bait of choice has been small jigs tipped with small plastics in pearl white and watermelon color. The drum have caught are averaging 2 to 5 pounds and the sea trout have been from 12 to 18 inches in length.

    The fresh water fishing has been great and the peacock bass bite is on fire. The peacocks are holding up on shoreline banks and will attack any fast moving lure brought near them. Shiners are the best bait and produce the best results . The Largemouth bass bite is good ,producing great numbers of fish on worms and top water jerk baits. The Largemouth have been holding near the drop offs in depths of 2 to 5 feet deep.

    Well that is the fishing report for the past few weeks if you would like to catch any of the above mentioned species give Capt. Craig Korczynksi a call 561-644-4371 to book you next light tackle adventure. Or visit the web site for more information. www.PhlatsInshoreFishing.com. Email phlats1519@yahoo.com

  4. #22
    Capt. Ron Presley (Capt_ron) Guest

    Default Back to the Gym! Finally, a

    Back to the Gym!

    Finally, a chance to get on the beach. Low winds, light seas and plenty of bait was the recipe for some beach side action this week. This is the time of the year we expect to see some big tarpon come by for a visit. The rough seas and mighty winds of late have kept the small boats in the river or in the driveway so it was a welcome adventure to go check out the beach.

    Good friends John and Scott joined me on the “Finding Equilibrium” to see what we might hook up. In the back of everyone’s mind was the silver king. We were fortunate to spot some pogies before we left the confines of the Port. John took out his castnet and after a few throws we had plenty of bait for the day.

    As we traveled south we saw bait pods from time to time and stopped to check out one area where the pelicans were diving repeatedly. The water in this area was a little discolored and was a likely spot to find some predators. With no action from this spot we motored a little further south.

    John spotted some fish busting bait on the surface and we moved into the vicinity and Scott started casting a metal lure, the kind often used on Spanish Mackerel. It wasn’t long until he was hooked up with a hard pulling fish. As Scott brought the fish to the boat we could see it was a nice fat bonito. John had cast out a live pogie in the same general area and he too was soon hooked up with another hard fighting bonito. The bite slowed and we moved, again, further south.

    We final found an area where we spotted some rolling tarpon. We set a couple of rigs in the pole holders with live pogies pinned to a stinger rig and slowly trolled through the area. At the same time we had tarpon rigs baited with live pogies in case a rolling tarpon was close enough to cast to.

    We continued to see tarpon but always at a distance, too far to cast to. The slow trolling produced a couple of sharks and a couple of break offs that we did not identify. Then a silver king struck my trolling rig, made a lazy roll and went deep. The drag was screaming and the line was ripping off the spool as the big fish headed for the eastern horizon. It was quickly obvious we would have to chase him to retrieve some line so Scott fired up the engine and started the pursuit. When I had gained enough line to feel comfortable I yelled “ok” and Scott slipped the Yamaha into neutral and we settled into a game of tug-of-war. We repeated this process a couple of times as the drag screamed and the spool emptied.

    John grabbed his camera and climbed up in the tower in hope of some photos. Forty minutes later and the big fish had never made the characteristic jump that we all expected. John reminded me that when they jump it helps wear them down but this big guy just never did jump and never seemed to wear down. Finally, in what looked like a half-hearted attempt to become air born the fish stuck his head out of the water, made more of spiraling motion and went back down. I thought at the time the line seemed to wrap around the fish when it made the spinning move. It disappeared beneath the surface and seconds later the hook pulled loose. It was over, no breakage, just something in the roll must have changed the angle of the hook and out it came.

    After that we hooked up a couple more sharks but no more silver kings. We headed back to port with the knowledge that summer, the tarpon, the bait, the calm summer seas, were finally here. By the way, that’s why I have got to get back to the gym. You need to be in shape when you hook in to a big silver king!

    WIN A BOAT!

    That’s right, you can win a boat. Boaters Exchange at 2145 U.S. 1 in Rockledge (Next to Rockledge Gardens) is going to give a boat to a lucky person this weekend. The boat is a 13 footer with motor and trailer. They have moved to a larger location to serve you better and they want to show off their new facilities.

    There are all kinds of fun and excitement planned for their Grand Opening at the new location. Factory reps from Edgewater, World Cat, Triumph, Catalina, Yamaha & Hondo will be on site to answer all your boating questions. There will be clinics on everything from fishing to how to care for your boat. Tour their new 3 Acre facility and try some award winning clam chowder from Chowders Restaurant, or attend one of several boating related seminars by Bethel Marine Electronics, Viking Canvas, Coastal Angler Magazine, and more.

    On Saturday they are having a free family BBQ all day long. Don’t miss the boat, come by and check out the great new facility. These guys take care of the maintenance on my Yamaha and I can’t say enough about their dedication to the job and the quality of their work.

    I plan to be there on Friday and Saturday so come by and say high. I will also have some free Rip Tide plastics available. Hope to see you there at the Grand Opening of Boaters Exchange in their new location. Its June 14-17, 2007 at 2145 S US1 Rockledge, FL.

    For more information you can call (321) 638-0090 or email BoatSales@BoatersExchange.com

    As always, you can visit my website at www.inshorefishingadventures.com to view pictures of the fish we catch in the Cocoa Beach area. That’s what it’s all about. Good fishin’.

    Capt. Ron Presley
    Phone 321-454-7285
    presleyr@bellsouth.net

  5. #21
    Capt Charlie Conner (Fishtales) Guest

    Default June 8, 2007 Inshore: Wi

    June 8, 2007

    Inshore:

    With the exception of a few days of less than desirable weather, conditions have been great to get out fishing this week! Winds have died off and visions of summertime have entered into the latest fishing dreams. Look for nicer weather to continue with scattered rains. It's a great time of year. The fish have been feeding and lots of catching going on around the river. The water has come alive, so plan a trip out soon and enjoy some fishing adventures....

    Redfish have continued to reward us with some nice catches around the river. Tom Clancy boated two nice redfish in spite of a rough weather day. Ed Killer was my guest this week and in a couple hours of fishing, he boated four nice reds up to 27". Greg Schroeder landed five redfish in the 26-30" range later in the week. Soft baits, suspending baits and gold spoons gave us our success this week on the flats. Bob Bergen reported catching several nice reds including one on his fly rod.

    Snook fishing has tapered off with the closing of the season, but anglers are still out there catching them on the flats. Tom Hull reported catching several nice snook along the mangroves north of Fort Pierce. Top water lures will be great choices now that you can fish them early. Look around the mangroves in deeper cuts as the sun warms things up out there.

    Trout have also been hitting early most days. Capt. Pat Wells fished with me on Sunday and we boated several nice upper slot trout. Tom Hull also reported nice catches of trout around the 20" size. Soft baits and suspending baits have worked the best of late. Grass flats with sand holes are good areas to target trout.

    The jacks are invading the river and we found some bigger 8-10 pound jacks crashing bait this week. Lots of excitement on light tackle and they love slashing top water lures! Sand perch and some bigger snapper are around the river and the bridge and jetty anglers have reported some nice catches this week. Frozen shrimp has been the bait of choice. Along the beach, look for tarpon to be feeding along with whiting and some snook in the troughs. Watch for tarpon along the river channels and in deeper areas of the river.

    Tip of the Week:

    If you are targeting redfish this season, remember to fish your baits along the bottom. Redfish are bottom feeders and usually have their heads buried in the sand trying to stir up a snack. For soft baits, I use a light jig head when rigging. I hold the rod tip up and slowly pop it along the bottom slowly. By holding the rod tip high, it will bring the lure up out of the grass as you pop it. Let it settle back down into the grass before you give another pop. Most of us will start off fishing slow, but end up working it faster in anticipation of that next cast. Slow it down for more catching opportunities. Hope you are successful in catching a redfish this season!

    As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

    Good Fishing and Be Safe,
    Captain Charlie Conner
    www.fishtalescharter.com

    email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com

    772-284-3852

  6. #20
    Capt Charlie Conner (Fishtales) Guest

    Default May 31, 2007 Inshore: We

    May 31, 2007

    Inshore:

    Well, June has arrived here on the Treasure Coast and we are still battling with the windy weather out there. Offshore has really been tough to get out for those anglers and the river hasn't been a piece of cake either. The fishing has improved in spite of the conditions out on the flats. Most anglers have been hugging the eastern shorelines or drifting across the flats in search of fish. It's gonna stay that way most of this week and into next week, so adjust your plans out there and catch some fish!

    Redfish was our fish this week. Robert Strang and Laura Colon boated four redfish in the 24-28" range, with a double hookup on two of them. Nick Palladino took out Tim Keck for his birthday and each of them caught two redfish that were in the 22-28" size. Tim lost a larger redfish that would have topped the 28" one. Chris was out with me and boated three reds in the 26-28" range. All were caught on soft baits or spoons this week on the flats. The water has been churned up somewhat, but the fish are still out there. We fished the areas from Bear Point to Round Island this week.

    Trout came in number two on our catch this week. The bite has held steady and there are some nice sized trout on the flats. Nick caught some really nice trout while drifting the flats. The usual areas have been holding trout along the east side of the river. Soft baits, live shrimp or twitch baits have worked for us most days.

    Snook season closed at midnight on Thursday, May 31st. The fish will still be there after that, but bring a camera for a good photo. Handle the fish and release them carefully to keep them healthy. Most action has been around the bridges and turning basin. Nick Palladino caught his snook on the flats to end up his day with a slam.

    Bridges has been slower and less anglers lately. Look for sheephead and black drum around the catwalks. Snapper have been hanging around the channels edges. Look for some bluefish and mackerel around the jetties and if you dare fish the surf, look for some whiting and a few pompano around the beach areas.

    June will bring more action out of the redfish on the flats and trout will continue to hit early mornings. Keep an eye peeled for schooling redfish around the favorite flats. As the winds die off, look to top water early and soft baits as the sun rises. Docks will hold some a nice assortment of fish both early and throughout the day. May bought us all a challenge and I think everyone is looking forward to a great June fishing experience!!

    Tip of the Week:

    If you regularly fish the flats, here is a little tip I use myself. I keep a small mushroom anchor on the boat to hold position if I drift into an area I want to fish more thoroughly. It doesn't take up much space and is easy to use. If you are fishing an area and start catch fish, drop the anchor and take the time to fish it before going on across the flats. You can weigh it easily and start your drift again. It's a simple tool that I use often out on the water.

    As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

    Good Fishing and Be Safe,
    Captain Charlie Conner
    www.fishtalescharter.com

    email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com

    772-284-3852

  7. #19
    Captain Dave Hanson (Fishbuster) Guest

    Default I fished the tree lines in Est

    I fished the tree lines in Estero Bay around Hickory Bay with Homer Jack Moore and wife Lorraine on Tuesday. We caught and released lots of mangrove snapper and a 14 inch sheepshead. We lost a nice redfish boatside when I turned to get the landing net and Homer’s line caught on a mangrove root.

    Wednesday’s planned bay trip cancelled at the last minute, so I didn’t get out fishing again until Thursday, when I fished Estero Bay with father and son Will and Justin Berry. We fished with live shrimp around Big Hickory Bay and caught a couple of keeper mangrove snapper and sand bream. We released short sheepshead.

    Looks like some rain and rough weather coming our way for the next several days, with what is looking like a tropical depression right now.

    The photo shown is of anglers Kurt and Brett Dargis with a 16 inch sheepshead and an 18 ½ inch redfish, caught on live shrimp in Estero Bay on a recent inshore trip.


  8. #18
    Captain Dave Hanson (Fishbuster) Guest

    Default Ben Sampson and girlfriend Jil

    Ben Sampson and girlfriend Jill just wanted to catch fish Monday morning, 5/21, so we headed out in some fairly rough seas to the 5 mile reef. We caught triggerfish and keeper mangrove snapper there, but it was pretty sloppy, and for everyone’s comfort, we moved in closer to MAY reef. We got into a lot of Spanish there, and kept seven of those, along with some lane snapper.

    Tuesday, I fished Estero Bay in the area of New Pass with George Peterman and friends Donna, Richard and Mike. We caught a couple keeper mangrove snapper and a couple of keeper sheepshead, and we released a 19 inch snook and a cravalle jack.

    My offshore trips for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday never materialized, with winds howling once again. Wind has been the main theme around here since early April, with just a few calm days during the past six or seven weeks.

    Saturday morning, my anglers who had scheduled an offshore trip were willing to try the bay instead, with winds and seas still rough offshore. Paul and Joyce Cherubino and nephew Bob Leeks fished the tree lines on the east side of New Pass and Big Hickory Pass, with live shrimp. Bob landed two 21 inch redfish. Paul followed up with a 20 inch red, and Joyce caught a 15 inch sheepshead. We released smaller sheepshead.

    The photo shown is of Cap’t. Dave with a 23 inch gag grouper, caught on an offshore trip earlier this month on a less windy week.


  9. #17
    Capt. Ron Presley (Capt_ron) Guest

    Default Wind Doesn’t Matter When You F

    Wind Doesn’t Matter When You Fish the Pit!

    I managed one day on the water with a charter this week and even it was a little windy. The Trout were cooperating on both live shrimp and Rip Tide 3 inch Mullet. The most productive colors of the day were the “nite glow” – “electric chicken” – and “silver mullet.”

    My guests were Bill and Corey from Minnesota and N. Dakota. Both were experience fresh water anglers but wanted to try the saltwater variety. The bite was slow early on, but Bill did manage to hook up with a nice trout early and then a nice snook which came right up to the side of the boat before pulling lose and escaping before we got a chance to take the picture. Turns out it was the biggest fish of the day and the one that got away.

    Both early fish came on the 3 inch Rip Tide Mullet in the nite glow color. If you haven’t tried these super lures you need to. The paddle tail on this lure gives a natural swimming action with a good vibration. Rig it carefully to make it run straight and you have a killer bait. In fact, notice the little fin on the top of the bait and use it for an exit point for the hook when you rig it on a Rip Tide Pro Jig Head. If you bring the hook out right at the fin the bait will be rigged perfectly straight and give you the natural action you are looking for.

    When the bite slowed we went to live shrimp for a while and final found some schoolie trout willing to play. Once we found them Bill went right back to the Rip Tide Mullet and caught just as many as Corey did on the shrimp.

    Fishing the Pit

    The Pit I alluded to in the opening is an operation Southeast of Orlando where you can go fish for Barramundi (an Australian Cousin of the Snook). I had heard how great the fishing was in the ponds and wanted to take my grandson to experience some no-stop catching. It turned out to be a great way to give a little instruction to an amateur angler in the fine art of landing fish on light tackle. All the fishing is from the bank, you simply walk around the pond looking for your own honey hole.

    The ponds are part of a commercial fish farm with a couple of different ponds where they conduct hook and line fishing. My grandson was the first to the water with a rod and reel and he made a cast to the waiting Barramundi. Bam! He was hooked up before the rest of us even had our hands on a rod and reel.



    And so it continued for four hours of non-stop “catching.” The fish weighed in at between 6 and 8 pounds and I guarantee you they are a blast on light tackle. At one point I switched to my Shimano Stradic 2500 but after a couple of fish I decided to go back to the 4000 for a little more control and less fear of smoke coming from the drag.

    I caught most of my fish on my old standby Rip Tide Mullet but also caught them on the Mud Minnow and the Rig Tide Flats Chub as well. I even switched over to a fly rod and caught several more. These Barramundi would hammer about anything you put out there.

    If you want a different experience of catch and release fishing you can get more information by calling Capt. Byron Hennecy at 407-908-3216 or by emailing him at bkhennecy@aol.com. His operation is called Osceola Outback Adventures and you can visit the website at www.OsceolaOutback.com.

    As always, you can visit my website at www.inshorefishingadventures.com to view pictures of the fish we catch in the Cocoa Beach area. That’s what it’s all about. Good fishin’.

    Capt. Ron Presley
    Phone 321-454-7285
    presleyr@bellsouth.net

  10. #16
    Capt. Craig Korczynski (Phlats) Guest

    Default Inshore Fishing Report May 21,

    Inshore Fishing Report May 21, 2007 Palm Beach / Jupiter






    Warm weather leads to hot fishing. The Snook fishing has been awesome the past few weeks in both Palm Beach and Jupiter. The docks and bridges have been the best spots for the Snook. The inlets are holding the bigger spawning Snook, but the weather has not been great. We have had huge swells and terrible winds making conditions unfishable near the inlets. The Snook have been taking live sand perch, live mullet, and artificial baits will work also. Top water lures work great in the early morning and late afternoon, and soft plastics with a jig head will produce bites during the day. The Snook have been averaging 18 to 38 inches. The Tarpon bite has picked up the past week with many of the bites coming on live sand perch near drop offs. These fish are in small pods and have been ranging in size from 10 to 50 pounds. The Jacks have also been plentiful around the sea walls crushing live mullet. The Jacks will take just about any live bait or lure thrown in their direction. The sizes of the Jacks have been 1 to 15 pounds.



    The Freshwater fishing has been awesome especially the Peacock Bass fishing. The Peacocks are thick and are ranging from 2 to 5 pounds. Live shiners work best but artificial baits will work also. The largemouth bass bite has been solid also with many of these fish averaging 3 pounds and up to 7lbs. Many of the fish we have been catching can be sight fished which makes for great fly-fishing. The water has been crystal clear and the fish have been lying up near the banks.



    I had the privilege to take out Florence for a Snook fishing trip and a Peacock bass trip last week. Florence was 99 years old when I first met her now she is 100 years old and is still active. Last Thursday I took Florence out in search of Snook up in Jupiter. Florence managed to catch 4 Snook, 1 Fat Snook and 3 Common Snook. The biggest Snook was 24 inches and the smallest 17 inches. Florence also caught mangrove snapper, Lane snapper and one puffer fish. On Friday I took Florence out freshwater fishing for Peacock Bass, which she has never seen or caught before. We started off in a cove were the Peacocks have been bedding, we tossed out some shiners and it was on. Florence caught 5 Peacock bass and had a double header with two nice Peacocks that weighed 3 and 4 pounds. The smallest Peacock of the day was 2lbs and the largest 4 lbs. Florence also managed to catch some nice Largemouth bass making for a great day, with a total of 5 Peacocks and 6 Largemouth Bass.



    Well that is the report for the past few weeks if you would like to experience awesome inshore fishing for any of the above-mentioned species. Give Capt. Craig Korczynski a call to book your trip. Remember the Snook spawn is here call now to reserve your dates to hook a trophy Snook. Visit www.PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, or call 561-644-4371. Email phlats1519@yahoo.com


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