May 13, 2021
Capt. Jonathan Earhart predicts fishing trends from Wabasso Beach to Boca Raton, including Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth
May 13 - 15
Inshore fishing patterns continue to improve this week. Larger snook are more common all throughout the river as we approach the annual summer snook spawn near local inlets. Larger tackle with big live baits will catch trophy size snook both day and night. Snook season runs till the end of the month so take advantage of keeper size snook before the season comes to a close. Tarpon have been plentiful this week. Live threadfins, mullet, and extra large crabs have been getting plenty of strikes. Remember to bow to the king! As quickly as you hook them they can shake the hook free. As soon as they jump, point your rod towards the fish to attempt keeping the hook attached to these colossal fish. Large jacks are running the beaches with plenty of kingfish, bonito, tarpon, cobia and permit in the mix.
Local charter boats are catching very large mahi this week upwards of 50 pounds! Trolling ballyhoo along weedlines in depths of 90' to 330' will cover ground to locate schools of mahi. Once you've located the schools of fish you can continue to troll the region or stop and live bait fish via drift fishing or kite fishing while adrift. Live chumming can result in a mixed bag of pelagics such as jumbo blackfin tuna, sailfish, kingfish, bonito and the occasional wahoo. May can be an exceptional month for mahi fishing and this May is shaping up for a great mahi run thus far.
Capt. Jonathan Earhart
Chaos Fishing Charters