Best Bait To Use

Learn about the best bait to use for fishing in the Clearwater area. Skinny Water Charters & Capt’ Craig Lahr are your source for fishing tips & Tricks in the Clearwater / Tarpon Springs area

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Early starts can pay big

From Indian Rocks to Clearwater, August and September can be challenging months to fish. Snook spread out in the the backwaters, passes, and spill ways. The early morning and late afternoon have produced fish from 5 to 12lb but there is always that chance of a 40in....

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Variety, Variety, Variety.

With the massive amounts of bait that has recently shown up, fishing is in high gear. Spanish Mackerel are everywhere. Big Kingfish and sharks have made their way into the nearshore wrecks, as well as ledges just off Clearwater beach. The flats have finally gotten...

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Cooler Weather Brings the King, Reds & More | Late Oct Fishing Report

Cooler Weather Brings the King, Reds & More | Late Oct Fishing Report

The water has cooled down with the recent front. Bait has been plentiful, but on the small side with scaled sardines, threadfin, shad, ladyfish in abundance. With the cooler water, the nearshore has exploded with Spanish Mackerel, and we are seeing the start of their...

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Escape into Clearwater fishing.   The August 2020 Report by Capt’ Craig

Escape into Clearwater fishing. The August 2020 Report by Capt’ Craig

Are you ready to get out on the Clearwater water-ways and away from all the chaos in the media and everywhere you look? As we kick off August 2020, fishing has been really good even though we are in the dog days of summer. Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Trout have thinned...

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Coronavirus spreads causing businesses like Disney to close while fishing charters plan to remain open

Coronavirus spreads causing businesses like Disney to close while fishing charters plan to remain open

Even though Coronavirus is all over the media and places like Disney and other attractions are closing to help minimize the spread, charter boat fishing are a great alternative. Clearwater Flats Fishing Update for Mid March 2020 With the warmer weather moving in,...

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Cool water Kingfish will test your tackle

Cool water Kingfish will test your tackle

Fishing is starting to get more diverse with the cold fronts bringing in cooler water. Among the species are Kingfish, Redfish and Speckled Trout. Kingfish Kingfish are here in big numbers right off the beach and will test your light tackle. If you want to get out and...

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Fishing Rises as Clearwater Finally Cools Down

Fishing Rises as Clearwater Finally Cools Down

After recent hurricanes moved up the east coast with extensive Northeast winds our local water temps have dropped from 86 to 80 degrees and the fish are now on the move and the chew! There are many different species to target right now off the Clearwater beaches and...

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Inshore fishing report for Clearwater, Fl (May 2019)

Inshore fishing report for Clearwater, Fl (May 2019)

They're here! Tarpon made themselves known today as we found several schools migrating from north to south. This type of Tarpon movement is typical for the month of May. Patience is definitely the key to hooking these beautiful fish. Getting out early in your local...

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Ultimate Guide for Clearwater & Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing

Ultimate Guide for Clearwater & Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing

    If you're wondering where cast your reel to get on the fish you've come to the right place. In this article we will be covering everything from what's biting during the different seasons, the best bait to use, where to find the fish and even most...

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Clearwater Flats Fishing Conditions

Clearwater Flats Fishing Conditions

Perfect temps for fishing the flats in Clearwater, Fl With the recent cold fronts, the water has chilled to the perfect temperature for clearwater flats fishing. With the water in the low 60's, the fishing has still been hit and miss. Redfish are in good number on the...

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How do cold fronts effect fishing in the Clearwater Pinellas area?

How do cold fronts effect fishing in the Clearwater Pinellas area?

Early 2019 Weather Effects on FishingWeather has been consistent lately, consistently crazy. Ups and downs in temperature and barometric pressure can either make fish chew or shut down a bite. The high pressure side of the barometer can slow things, but incoming...

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