Absolute Florida Flats Fishing with local saltwater fishing guide, Capt. John Fischbach, has been a professional saltwater sport fishing guide service based on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast for over 23 years, running over 4,000 fishing charters on the beautiful expansive Florida Gulf Coast from Tampa Bay to New Port Richey, including Clearwater, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs. These ecosystem friendly saltwater flats stretch for miles and are full of rivers, channels, beaches, barrier islands, spoil islands, backcountry creeks, bayous, mangrove keys and shorelines dotted with oyster bars and shell points with numerous bird life that indicates there is plenty of predator gamefish bait right there. This is the inshore flats and backcountry, fishing shallow water inshore is pure fishing excitement!!! Whether you’re tarpon fishing, snook fishing redfishing, trout fishing and more or going for the inshore fishing slam (snook, redfish, trout in the same day) all on light tackle spinning, LIVE BAIT or artificial bait fshing is phenominal in our area! with flats water temperatures rising and falling, yet hovering in the low 60’s trout and redfish have been consistant. Snook have been feeding in the mid 60’s on live pinfish and pilchards. Jumbo select shrimp have also been getting the nod. As a professional saltwater sport fishing guide, I adapt as do the fish to sustain life! Come heat wave warm ups after bitter cold fronts, or a week of perfect weather (77-82 degree air temperature) the great year round fishing continues!