It’s getting lots of traction and I am very grateful! Please feel free to roam around the site and check it out! Here is what’s happening out on the water!
Here is our latest newsletter, enjoy!
As usual for early May, we have had some windy days. However the fishing has remained steady and plenty of species are available to catch.
Trout are inhabiting the beaches, mostly around the rocky bottom parallel to the sandy shores of Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island, as well as the jetties in Clearwater. However, if we can’t get to them due to winds, they are also in a few places on the inside flats, near the passes. Bait has been easier this year than most others so that has helped to locate a good bite by chumming until they start chasing, giving away their location.
Speaking of chumming, snook are also popping baits in certain areas, now that they have made their migration from the backcountry to the beaches. Throwing a few free baits in their direction will get them in a feeding mood, allowing us to hook up in the frenzied action. Several smaller males are around, but it won’t be long until the bigger females begin to populate the same rocks and jetties that the trout are holding on.
Redfish are eating well, predominantly on the higher and stronger tides. Recently, I fished in the local “B.U.G.S Classic” flats tournament, a great event bringing awareness to sepsis. We took 3rd Place in the redfish division. That day, we were fishing the lower part of a weak tide, throwing cut ladyfish pieces into a large school of mullet near Clearwater. The reds were feeding among the mullet as they pushed along a shallow flat. So redfish are responding on low and high tides, although the higher tides have been the most productive. They allow the fish to move to the mangrove shore line and forage around the oyster bars. Many of you that have fished with over the years have experienced this type of fishing, The excitement of pulling a big red out from under the mangrove limbs is unforgettable!
Today as I write this report, tarpon are only starting to trickle into the Clearwater area. On todays charter, we did see a small group working to the north from our position. I move out to their lane and put out a bait to no avail. These opportunities should increase over the next couple of weeks. My colleagues to the south in Boca Grande Pass are hooking up several a day right now so they aren’t far away. I am excited to get my clients on these trophy “Silver Kings” of the waters!
Well that’s what’s happening out here. if you want to get out here and spend a day on the water, don’t hesitate to call 727-365-7560 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to fishing with you all again soon!
Let’s Go Fishing,