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.
Also, the Tarpon bite has been off this year but could get better. Tarpon are mainly around the bridges in the dark which let you beat the heat and plenty of shots, there also spread out all over the flats from Indian Rocks to tarpon springs, average fish has been 20 to 60lb.
Redfish have shown up on the flats. Low water to mid tide has been the most productive in catching these bruisers. Live or dead bait is the bait of choice. So start early to beat the heat and storms.
Capt. Craig Lahr
Skinny Water Charters – Your Inshore Fishing Expert!