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 fell and is currently hovering in the 60’s, the trout along with Redfish are in deep holes (depressions) from barrier islands to deep back country haunts everywhere, potholes on open grass flats on warm-up days between the consistent coldfronts and springs.Florida Flats Fishing and Tarpon Fishing Charters all use light tackle-spinning outfits with light line and leader when on a trout fishing charter.  Pilchards and live shrimp to the list of natural baits, but small live fish are superior when going after big trout.  Artificial’s we use that also work when great winter fishing in our area, west central Florida gulf coat are plastic jerk baits rigged Texas style, jigs with shrimp imitation plastic tail, silver spoons and top water plugs and hard swim baits. Trout and redfish bite on the coldest of days when they gang up in deep holes on the the hardest cold fronts we’ve been


experiancing, there doesn’t seem to be a bottom range for the drum family. they don’t have temperature tolerances like the subtropical snook and make GREAT TABLE FARE!!!!!

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