Weather stays hot…but so does the bite. Redfish and snook are the headliners this month. Light tackle Penn Battle spinning reel, 8’ Penn Legion rod, a 25lb Ohero fluorocarbon leader, and a 1/0 Daiichi circle hook have proven to be the perfect snook and redfish setup. Fishing light tackle offers a sporty and challenging battle for the inshore species.
Tampa Bay fishing charters for redfish have been on fire. We are fishing shallow water grass flats in the 2’-3’ range. Cut bait has been the bait of choice. The redfish sizes are ranging from 4lbs up to 15lbs, with an average of around 7lbs. The Tampa Bay redfish bite will continue strong all fall.
Snook fishing has started to heat up. Most fish have spawned and are on the move, but if you can locate some fish, they should be willing to eat. Live scaled sardines have been the bait of choice. The key is to have plenty of bait to chum with so you can draw them in and entice a bite. Fish the edge of the grass flats, oyster bars, and potholes. Snook are ambush predators. Find any ambush point with good tidal flow, and you are sure to find some snook.
Call full-time Tampa fishing guide, Capt. Will Shook, to book your fishing charter. 813.732.5971