Tampa fishing charters for redfish have been good. The redfish has been a little inconsistent this year but we are fishing on some nice schools at the moment. Right before our last cold front the bite really turned on. Redfish are not as affected by the cooler temperatures as other species so this makes them a good fish to target now. We are fishing Tampa’s different flats looking for the mullet.
The redfish have been in with the schools of mullet. Live sardine and cut-bait have been the bait of choice. Free lined on a Berkley 25lb fluorocarbon leader and a 1/0 Daiichi circle hook is the rig we use. The key is to be quite as you approach a school. With the water clarity and the pressure, the fish are very spooky. Light tackle is a must to get the casting distance you need. The longer the cast the better.
To book a Tampa fishing charter with Tampa fishing guide Captain Will Shook, call 813.732.5971, email CaptainWillShook@gmail.com or visit TampaFLFishingCharters.com