The big snook are definitely on the move and feeding on the way. They are headed towards the passes and beaches eating everything on their way. I had Luke Collins and the boys from Ashberry Water out this week and they got to witness first hand that the big girls were chewing. They had fish of 31, 32 and 34 inches off of just one dock and two other mid thirty’s fish in one of my creeks. Along with some nice big Trout it made for a great day. The bait of choice is 3 to 4 inch green backs freelined right up to the edge of the deep-water docks. Remember these fish are big for a reason. They are smart and strong so approach quietly and be sure your tackle is up to the task. 10-pound braid won’t cut it. You need at least some 20lb braid with 40lb fluorocarbon leader on a medium heavy to heavy rod. The action can be unreal.
There still are plenty of Redfish to be found although the big schools of a couple of weeks ago have moved on due to last week’s moon. There will be plenty of new schools coming in to take their place.
The Spanish Mackerel bite remains steady near the mouth of the bay and all along the Sky Way fishing piers. Use a long shank hook along with some 40 or 50 pound fluorocarbon leader to increase your hook ups and decrease cut offs. The Trout bite has also been solid with good numbers of fish coming on both live and artificial baits.