Inshore Slam Time

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing ,and Guide Service reports  running inshore flats fishing charters all week with excellent results, Snook fishing, Redfishing, Spotted Sea Trout fishing,  in the same day have been common on good tide days!  Fishing out of Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and New Port Richey has been producing good numbers of all the flats fishing species with the arrival of the migratory bait-fish (pilchards) all on light tackle spinning outfits,  8lb. to 10lb. and depending on the size of the bait-fish #1 to # 2/0 live bait hooks. The incoming tide has been good for the Trout and Redfish with some Snook mixing in, everything is changing there diet from the normal winter food sources to the pilchards although it’s tough to beat a silver dollar sized pinfish under a popping cork for the red’s.

                                              On Wednesday Capt. Rich had the privilege of having Sean Storey and his son Zach from Quebec, Canada, a logger and Salmon fishing guide,  on a full day guided fishing trip, the two had great success catching and releasing Snook, Redfish, and Spotted Sea trout , from inshore flats fishing spots on the west central florida gulf coast, including some scenic backcountry fishing holes.

                                                Nearshore reef and wreck fishing is heating up with Spanish Mackerel, Cobia and the King- Mackerel are beginning to show, with the arrival of several bait species, spanish sardines and hard tails along with the pilchards. these species are a blast on light tackle,  slow trolling or anchoring over good structure and chumming.