Tarpon fishing is still going on strong but the fish will be in smaller schools on the beaches. You will have better luck finding them in the passes and backwaters along Clearwater and the nearby inland waterways. Although going strong, it wont last forever. You’ve got a few more months left so get out there for the Silver King ASAP!
Snook fishing has been some of the best I’ve seen in years!
Snook have been EVERYWHERE, but most are close to the passes due to the slightly cooler water.
Snook bait & timing tip: These bad boys have been feeding on pilchards at the end and the beginning of the tides. Most snook we’ve seen lately are averaging 8 to 16 lbs.Redfishing has been awesome with 25-31 inches being the norm.
Pro tip. When to find the Reds:
The beginning of the outgoing tide has produced the most results. These Reds have been hanging on certain shorelines, oyster bars and drop offs with good water flow. Dead bait has been the ticket, due to the hot water.
So forget about the heat, and let’s get out and do some serious summer fishing while it’s still cranking!