Outstanding Fishing and Weather

 Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service reports,  we had inshore fishing charters as well as nearshore fishing charters through out the week, both the flats fishing and deep sea fishing were outstanding with great conditions, winds from 5 to 15 mph out of the east southeast to southeast right on around to southwest, morning temperatures were in the 60’s and highs in the 80’s, water temp’s were mid 70’s. Shallow water inshore flats fishing trips were producing nice Spotted Sea Trout, Redfish, Snook, Jack-Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel and some Cobia beginning to cruise the inshore fishing flats from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs and north to New Port Richey, Port Richey.

The Nearshore fishing trips are producing non-stop action on big Spanish Mackerel, King-Mackerel, Reef Spinner Shark and some Cobia over the Wrecks. On one recent trip, Capt. Rich Knox had the pleasure of having Lydia Nichols her son Ben (in bottom photo 9-1/2 yrs. old)  and Mom from Morgantown, West Virgina,  on the reefs and caught Good King-fish 0ne after another with some Spanish Mackerel mixed in, all on light tackle spinning rods anchored on a huge rock and pile of bait-fish, the bite lasted all morning.

                                               Inshore fishing charters were also productive using pilchards as bait, large Spotted Sea Trout, Red-fish, Snook, smaller Spanish Mackerel, Flounder and Jack Crevalle were on hand to do battle with 8 lb. spinning tackle Joe Kofira from Newfoundland, Pennsylvania caught Gator Trout one after the other on a 1/2 day fishing trip and some Spanish Mackerel, near the end of the fishing charter Joe hooked in to a Cobia?,  near a rock-pile, that we had to pull anchor and follow only to loose after a long fight! Early on, Wayne Mitchell of Dunedin Fl.  and his group of 4 anglers loaded the boat with nice Trout and Red-fish,  fishing the Clearwater Fl. area inshore flats.