May 2023 Venice Jetty Fishing Forecast
In May our area becomes tarpon town. They’ll be chasing the fish migrating north and we’ll be chasing them. Snook, Reds are on the coastal waters and intracoastal. Trout on the flats should be going nuts. A white paddle tail has been working when the waters a little churned up, white paddle tail also working for reds and trout locally.
When the water temp is between around 68 and 72 the pompano come in through the jetty this month. Have heard stories of good pomp fishing in big pass with school bus yellow silly willy working.
To catch the pompano get yourself a silly willy and a teaser (pink and white jig with a green/yellow teaser work goood), tie them in a loop knot and cast it out as far as possible. Wait for it to hit bottom, count to 5 then start working it in.
When the barometer is bouncing from the Florida pattern storms it makes the fish go wild. Been using a twitchin mullet lure parallel with the rocks and the snook have been hitting and the twitchin mullet lure has been working off the beach as well. Also using white bait being caught with a cast net and dropping it off the tip of the jetty has been working good to for snook and snapper. A white paddle tail has been working when the waters a little churned up, white paddle tail also working for reds and trout locally.
For kingfish head offshore a few miles, look for birds and troll right through em with a big ol bomber lure.
Bait isn’t in yet, maybe take your cast net to some inland docks to get some.
You can always find fish around here in the rivers and offshore. Kayak fishing available at Jetty rentals at the North Jetty on the south end of Casey Key. 941-525-0117.