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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Tarpon Are Here

Tarpon Are Here

The Tarpon have shown up in the passes while catching bait early in the morning. These fish are just showing up. The best time to target these brawlers is as the sun coming up  from Clearwater Beach south towards Indian Rocks Beach or north towards tarpon...

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Fishing will get even better

Fishing will get even better

Weather has been above normal, and has made it tough to pattern the main 3 . With the massive amounts of bait that has recently shown up, fishing is different everyday. Spanish Mackerel are in off the beach as well as the flats. Big Kingfish have been hit and miss due...

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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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The Inshore Charter Fishing Trifecta is upon us – Redfish, Snook and Tarpon are all in full swing.

The Inshore Charter Fishing Trifecta is upon us – Redfish, Snook and Tarpon are all in full swing.

Summer is here and with it the main three targets of anglers coming to this area are all here.  Tarpon, Redfish, and Snook are all actively feeding in the region.  Now is the time to catch all of these trophies. The Tarpon have shown up as is the norm for this time of...

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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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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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