The Tampa Bay redfish and snook bite has been on fire. Look for the bite to stay consistent as long as the weather doesn’t take a turn for the worse.
It is that time of year for the Tampa Bay redfish to school up on our local flats as they prepare to spawn. When you get lucky enough to find these schooling reds, get ready because it is “game on”. Live scaled sardines (aka white bait) are the bait of choice on our Tampa Bay flats. Light tackle spinning gear with 25lb fluorocarbon leader and a 2/0 Daiichi circle hook is our tackle of choice. Tampa Bay redfish are ranging from eight pounds up to 15 pounds.
Tampa Bay snook are on the move and eating as much as they can to prepare for the winter. Finding the snook is the biggest challenge this time of year. Most snook are on the move, staging and preparing for the first cold fronts to push through. If you can find these fish, most are willing to eat, as they need to pack on the pounds to make it through the winter. With season set to close December 1st, now is the time to get that keeper
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