Post Coldest Front of the Year

Fishing Reorts from, Absolute Florida flats Fishing, longtime guide service 20 yr. running flats fishing charters out of Tarpon Springs Fl., at nearby Anclote Village Marina, went on a inshore fishing trip Tuesday the 14th, right after the coldest front of the year, on our flats fishing charter were Mike and Susan visiting friends Dick… Read more »


Absolute Florida Flats Fishing,  reports good Spotted Sea Trout fishing on  a ½ day Flats fishing charter on Thursday February 9th, Capt. Rich meet his client at the dock in near Tarpon Springs at 7:30 am. as we were a couple days past the full-moon, the tide didn’t really begin to come in good south… Read more »


Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports, with longtime local guide, Capt. Rich Knox , ran several ½ day fishing charters out of Tarpon Springs, Fl. the week of January 30 th to February 5th, even though we had a quarter moon phase we were able to connect with some real nice Spotted Sea Trout , using… Read more »

Spring-time in January

ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING, went on a 1/2 day fishing trip with some long-time fishing friends on Tuesday 1/24/12, the day after the new moon phase, leaving the dock after 8 am. the air temperature was already into the 60’s the water temperature was 65* F, The sun was up a bit with a gentle S.E. wind,… Read more »


                        YO-YO-WATER TEMPERATURES CHANGING UP AND DOWN ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING charters had a good day flats fishing with clients John and Cory  after sitting out for a while due to passing cold fronts, as the morning lows dictate water temperatures, daily lows were below 60* F until Friday, as it was 60* F when… Read more »

January in between fronts !

                  ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING, went on a saltwater flats fishing charter on Thursday, January 12th with the Thomas brothers, Clyde from SanFrancisco visiting Gordon who lives here on the west central florida gulf coast in Lecanto, the brothers get together a few times a year and usually do some inshore flats fishing. We left the dock at 8 am…. Read more »

Big Trout Cearwater to Tarpon Springs

        ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING went on a fishing trip Monday January 9th, after the cold front passed through last week, it took a little bit of time to warm back up into the high 70’s ! We left the dock mid- morning, let the sun drench the inshore saltwater fishing flats, and warm things,… Read more »

Christmas to New Years

           ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING,@ 727-376-8809, reported water temperatures falling 10* F from 70-72* F, to 60-61* F , on the west central Florida gulf coast flats, this week with some very cool morning days, after a cold front blew through the area inshore flats on December 27th. The conditions kind of put the fish… Read more »

Christmas Holiday Trout/Redfish

   ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING went on several flats fishing trips this week with some locals and out of towners seeking Floridas wonderful weather this December.Fishing was up and down like the water temperatures, with our big Trout making the strongest showing. Captain rich had the pleasure of taking out the Fred Pugh family , wife… Read more »


         ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING went on a fishing trip on Friday December 16th in the late morning from 11am. To near 4pm. ½ day fishing charter and scored nicely with Gator Spotted Sea Trout fishing, redfish and more. Flats fishing is heating up on many Tarpon Springs + New Port Richey inshore flats. It… Read more »

Dec. before cold front

ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING, and clients Jerry Kembling and friends  John and Cody on a inshore flats fishing charter using Captain Rich’s state of the art flats fishing skiff the 18’8” Silverking (Grande Master) covering and fishing skinny waters and different inshore flats from Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and New Port Richey Fl., all in the… Read more »

November Gator Trout 2011

On Saturday Nov. 26th just before our latest cold front a group of 4 anglers lead by Capt. Rich Knox of ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING, longtime local guide, caught 30 some spotted sea trout in the 15″ to 25″ range and cleaned his fishing parties limits, due to fishing the north region of trout fishing… Read more »

Spotted sea trout invasion

With the passing cold fronts and water temperatures slowly falling the big spotted sea trout have moved in to the Anclote River, Cotee River, and many bayous and creeks, and are also sunning themselves on nearby flats on the top of the good tides.  Trout in the 5-6 lb. Range to 27” are now showing… Read more »

Family Fishing Report – 11/23/11

Flats Fishing on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday ,the day before THANKSGIVING guide Capt. Rich Knox reports catching pilchards and pinfish by cast-net was the hardest part of our day ! Fishing with Absolute Florida Flats Fishing that day was Tod Farrell and his family from the Tarpon springs area with 7 anglers… Read more »

Fishing Report – 10/30/11

Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Flats Fishing Charters reports it’s hard to keep your hat on out there, when will this wind quit? With the winds this week mostly out of the north except Wednesday + Thursday made fishing tricky setting up on certain game fish, Scaled sardines were hard to come by you really… Read more »