By Craig Korczynski, Contributing Writer
Snook are striking with a bang. They are schooled up in the inlets, along deep channels, and beach fronts. Greenies are the bait of choice for snook, but pinfish and mullet will set you apart from others. DOA lures work great for snook along the beaches. Nothing beats a DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk bait in glow holographic or pearl color. Rapala twitch baits are also great while fishing the beaches or drop-offs where snook are lurking. The average snook ranges from 5 to 30 pounds.
Silver king action is excellent this month. Early risers get the best shot at bigger fish. The fish on the beach range from 50 to 130 pounds. Silver kings in the inlet and Intracoastal Waterway are willing to devour any greenie in their path, but don’t shy away from artificial baits. The DOA Bait Busters and DOA TerrorEyz in root beer or pearl provoke drag screaming action.
Peacock bass offer anglers plenty of sight fishing action. Flies, DOA shrimp, and live shiners are great baits to entice the peacock to strike. They are very aggressive and can be found on beds near shorelines and seawalls. The warm weather really triggers them, the hotter the better. Schools of peacock bass are not uncommon to see, and they can range in size from 2 to 7 pounds.
Captain Craig Korczynski