Trout Mackerel Mix Tampa Bay
<p>Wednesday morning gathering bait was a snap prior to sunrise. With a pesky SE wind I shied away from local bridges and stay on protected grass flats. I was baited and back at the Marina by 730 awaiting my clients. I had the pleasure of welcoming back Wed his sister Marsha, Brother Fred and Dad.
We starting by chasing trout in 3-5'targeting sandy potholes surrounded by lush grass flats. I was expecting action within seconds as this spot has been red hot the last few weeks. After a boring start we moved to another grass flat 1/2mile away. Finally we jumped started some trout action but it was nowhere near what it had been. About now the cold front arriving in the afternoon had stymied the bite.
Thinking the winds had stirred up the water I moved to an area with cleaner water. Within moments we had 2 cutoffs signifying Spanish Mackerel were at hand. We and his family are great people so I was thrilled to get the action started. Marsha was very vocal regarding the biggest and most fish. It was fun to watch this competitive group in action.
Look for better and better redfish and trout action November into December. Long range forecasts call for seasonal to above normal temperatures.
Captain Steven Markovich
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