Redfish and more Tampa Bay
<p>Pesky South West winds blowing 15-20 mph limited areas fished Sunday. Combine a morning incoming tide and SW winds and the tides were very high. Water temperatures cooled again to 85 from recent rains.
Tampa Bay has ample Islands, canals etc that allows decent fishing protected from the wind. Sunday with good friend and super angler Dave onboard we made a very short run to gather bait. With our target big over the slot redfish we needed pinfish which makes awesome cut bait and casts long distances.
The first hour of daylight we searched mangrove shorelines but failed to see any redfish. We relocated to the outer edges of deep grass flats 5-7'. It was game on as we had non stop action for trout, ladyfish, bluefish and sharks. We started with small live baits then switched to MirrOlure MirrOdines which resulted in hit after hit. Next we switched to silver spoons which was killer to say the least. Often we had numerous fish fighting for our offerings.
With the tide a foot higher we returned to the mangrove shorelines. We could not find the school of big redfish that have been roaming near the Gulf passes. The windy conditions made sighting anything challenging. Moving to the protected side I finally spotted several redfish and we finally scored. Cut bait proved to irresistible for 22-24" redfish.
Captain Steven Markovich
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