The bite is on snook are hitting well now and on artificials too. Now is a great time to throw artificials, snook are pounding them and redfish have been on as well. I am currently running specials on all artificial bait trips check out my website for more details. not un-common to catch 15-20 snook and reds as well as lots of other stuff on a trip, all on artificals. Get in the boat at daylight while its cool and the fish are all fired up. Fish while everyone else is catching bait. On an artificial bait trip you are rewarded by knowing you fooled that fish into biting. It will sharpen your casting skills as well as your awareness of different fish species lurking on the flat. Don’t get me wrong live bait is awesome but when the sun is coming up and your working your lure of choice acrost the flat and a big redfish hits it so hard that he almost jerks the rod out of your hand, this is will make you get out of bed and do it again and again. Get more involved in fishing pick up an artificial bait, take a kid with you as this is a great way to sharpen thier casting skills as well.