Captain Craig Lahr

Captain Craig Lahr is the man behind Skinny Water Charters of Clearwater, FL. A highly skilled local fishing guide and charter boat captain, Captain Craig is writes about his adventures and also gives tips and tricks for fishing in the flats here in Clearwater Fl

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Where to Hook Snook, Reds, Tarpon & Sharks in Clearwater Right Now

Where to Hook Snook, Reds, Tarpon & Sharks in Clearwater Right Now

Late August and September can be great months for Clearwater fishing fun! Here's a few tips for getting the most out of your time on the water right now. Snook finding tips Snook are in the passes mouths of creeks flits and the rivers in full force. Fish from 25" to...

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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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Clearwater Inshore fishing has been steady with an extremely warm December

Clearwater Inshore fishing has been steady with an extremely warm December

Skinny Water Charter's Capt' Craig Lahr breaks down the what, where and how to get on the fish this December and January on Clearwater's inshore. Trout: Trout fishing has been hit or miss. Speckled Trout have not made a big push to our area. Until we start cooling...

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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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Best Guide & Charter Boat in Clearwater / Tampa

Best Guide & Charter Boat in Clearwater / Tampa

Experience may not make you the best, but it's it's certainly at the base of all great fishing captains If you ask most captains they would say they are the best at their craft. Myself? I’ve been in the fishing business for 38 years of those, 23 as a full-time guide....

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Best areas for fall fishing 2018 for inshore fishing; Clearwater

Best areas for fall fishing 2018 for inshore fishing; Clearwater

The flats and oyster-bars have been very productive with nice trout and lots of Clearwater  redfish of all sizes. Proper bait makes difference from the flats to the shallows With the water temps staying consistent, fish are moving from deeper edges of the flats to...

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Clearwater is Red Tide FREE Going Into the Holiday Season

Clearwater is Red Tide FREE Going Into the Holiday Season

Ready to Fish? Good news, red tide is not a concern in Clearwater We are still red tide free in Clearwater beach and still have no sign of it from Clearwater, FL to Tarpon Springs. With beautiful weather and great fishing it's time to book your trip with Skinny Water...

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Red Tide Outlook from a Clearwater Native Fishing Captain

Red Tide Outlook from a Clearwater Native Fishing Captain

Red tide may finally be clearing out in time for winter fishing trips *Note: the images used in this post were taken in Madeira Beach during September 2018. As a Florida native, having seen red tide throughout the years, it hasn't got any worse than previous red...

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Warmer waters making tarpon, snook, redfish, trout and shark fishing great in Tampa, Clearwater & Tarpon Springs.

Warmer waters making tarpon, snook, redfish, trout and shark fishing great in Tampa, Clearwater & Tarpon Springs.

Since the water temps are in the low to mid 90s, fish have changed their patterns. Tarpon, snook, redfish, trout and sharks have made their presence known from clearwater fl to Tampa Bay to Tarpon Springs. The bridges, backwater jetties as well as near shore reefs are...

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