Category: flats fishing inshore fishing fishing charters fishing trip

Channels and drop offs adjacent to shallow flats hold fish in cooler water temperatures

Winter fishing on west central Florida’s Gulf Coast waters is not as tricky as some may think! Good fishing year round is available, there is an abundance of many species in any drop off, channel, relief, warm water run off, in protected bayous from cold winter winds with nearby springs along the West Coast. What species? Well it all depends on… Read more »

Cold water…. HOT Redfish and Trout bite!!!! Inshore and in Backcountry

Captain John Fischbach with Absolute Florida Flats Fishing a Longtime Guide Service for the West Central Florida Gulf Coast serving the Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey and Clearwater Florida, area reports Outstanding Spotted Sea Trout and Redfish Fishing !  The Water temperatures have fallen into the 60’s. Live baits as well as artificial bait’s are both… Read more »

Redfish and Trout continue to feed through cold fronts

      The Redfish and Spotted sea trout continue to feed before, during and after passing cold fronts. A variety of live and artificial baits have been getting the nod. The fish are now in concentration where they usually go with steep cool downs like we have been getting. With the weather change, good… Read more »

Spotted Sea Trout and Redfish bite continues in full swing in Florida Backcountry

          Absolute Florida Flats Fishing a Longtime Guide Service for the West Central Florida Gulf Coast serving the Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Hudson, Spring Hill and Clearwater Florida, area reports water temperatures both on the outside and inside of the coastal shoreline has risen and is currently hovering in the mid 70’s, the trout along… Read more »

Trout Fishing Red-Hot !

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing a Longtime Guide Service for the West Central Florida Gulf Coast serving the Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey and Clearwater Florida, area reports Outstanding Spotted Sea Trout Fishing !  The Water temperatures have fallen into the 60’s with the shorter day’s and cool mornings. Live baits as well as artificial bait’s… Read more »

Small Cold Fronts Big Bite Now !

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing Guide Service with Capt. Rich Knox reports with the 1 st sets of baby cold fronts couple with the shorter day’s have the water tempertures hanging below 80* F, signaling the beginning of cooler weather to all the predator game fish on the inshore fishing flats !  Snook are migrating to… Read more »

Red-fish, Spotted Trout, Snook, TIME !

 New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Florida fishing guide Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing Guide Service on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast reports very action on most inshore shallow water fishing flats.  The pilchard spawn bait and some of the main adult stock are returning inshore now making it fairly easy… Read more »

Fall October Red-fishing and more !

Tarpon Springs Fishing Guide Capt. Rich Knox, of Absolute Florida Flats  Fishing, a Guide Service on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast for over 23 years reports very good fall fishing for Red-fish, Snook and now the larger Spotted Sea Trout are beginning to show up after the years 1st baby cool fronts lowering the… Read more »

Fall Fishing Report, West Central Florida Gulf Coast !

  Fall Fishing Report=Absolute Florida Flats Fishing Absolute Florida Flats Fishing, a fishing guide service serving the West Central FL. Gulf Coast area of Tarpon springs, New Port Richey and Clearwater reports the inshore/ nearshore fall fishing season is finally here. With our 1st baby cool front moving through, the day light hours are shortening… Read more »

August Red-fishing on Fire

Longtime Tarpon Springs fishing guide Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing, guide service for the West Central Fl. Gulf Coast, reports after having 24 to 30 inches of rain fall in 2-3 week’s lowered our inshore flats water temperatures down to 72*F from near 90*F flushing many inshore species out of the estuary… Read more »

Summertime in Full Swing

             Tarpon Springs Fishing Guide Capt. Rich Knox reports with the flats water temperatures hovering at 89* F and higher the fish have been found in deeper waters, the beach and any kind of structure out there like downed tree’s or rock piles and jetties are holding some fish !… Read more »

Clear Cool Water’s and Hot Fishing !

           Tarpon Springs fishing guide, Caprt. Rich Knox of longtime guide service Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports with the normal spring weather pattern’s the inshore flats fishing is really Good at this time. there is plenty of bait around in the gin clear waters this spring. pilchard’s, pinfish, grunt’s and threadfin… Read more »

Excellent Conditions and Fishing

                    Absolute Florida Flats Fishing a fishing guide service on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast for over 23 years reports excellent fishing at this time in our area !The Snook spawn is in full swing from the inshore main-shoreline to the barrier islands and even… Read more »

Many Targets to Choose From !

                                              Absolute Florida Flats Fishing guide,Capt. Rich Knox of Anclote Village Marina , longtime fishing guide in Tarpon Springs,New Port Richey, and Clearwater on Florida’s west central gulf coast reports excellent Snook fishing, Spotted… Read more »

Great Fishing Now

                                                                                                            Tarpon Springs fishing guide,  Capt. Rich Knox reports inshore flats fishing charters are producing excellent catches of a wide range of fish with the arrival of the migratory baitfish schools of green backs technically known as (pilchards).  From  New Port Richey to Clearwater everything imaginable seems to be chewing if they come upon your baits,… Read more »

From Winter to Summer in a Week !

Tarpon Springs fishing guide, Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports our fishing charters are producing good catch’s on the  Snook fishing, Red-fish fishing and Spotted  Sea Trout fishing front’s. The fish are starting to warm up finally with the longer day’s and water temperatures rising into the upper sixties and in some places 70’s and… Read more »

Cold Fronts and Water Temp’s !

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing, a longtime fishing guide service on the West Central Fl. Gulf Coast, including the Clearwater, Tarpon Spring’s and New Port Richey area reports that with the weekly cold front’s rolling through our water temperatures have dropped into the 50’s. This big change from nearly 70 the early part of last week… Read more »

The Weekly Cold Front

Capt.Rich Knox longtime fishing guide and fishing charter captain on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast including New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater and Tampa Bay reports with the weekly cold fronts rolling through, the cooler weather has dropped the water temperatures into the mid-50’s to 60*F. these fronts usually roll through from the NW and… Read more »

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Holiday Gift Certificates Absolute Florida Flats Fishing, long time (20+ years) Tarpon Springs fishing guide service and tournament winning charter fishing serves the West Central Florida Gulf Coast with inshore fishing and nearshore fishing the waters from Clearwater to New Port Richey, has that special Holiday Gift Certificate for that special friend or Loved One,… Read more »