Fishing Report & Forecast

The Skinny Water Charters Fishing Report & Forecast is brought to you direct from Captain Craig Lahr. With decades of experience fishing the Clearwater and Tampa Bay inshore waterways, Capt’ Craig knows the all the best tips and tricks to help you stay atop the fish year-round.

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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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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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Targeting Redfish, Trout and Snook on the Clearwater flats & shallows in the New 2020 Decade

Targeting Redfish, Trout and Snook on the Clearwater flats & shallows in the New 2020 Decade

Redfish Where to find em' Redfish action has been steady lately around the Clearwater Flats back bay waters as well as the mangrove shorelines, oyster bars, residential docks and canals. How to hook em' These fish love to feed on the smaller pinfish, grass grunts...

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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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