After the recent hurricane the water has cooled bringing a few king mackerel and Spanish Mackerel to the nearshore Waters of Clearwater Beach and the Tampa Bay area. These speedsters will be showing up more and more as water cool. Fish from to 10 to 30 lb have been caught from just off the beach in 15ft to 40 ft of water, also the gag grouper are making there presence known. The redfish, snook and trout bite has been strong around the Clearwater and St Joseph sound area with fish schooling up on the flats and drop offs just adjacent.
As the the water cools expect even more king mackerel and Spanish mackerel as well as Cobia & triple tail to be prevalent. Sight fishing for those that like to fly fish or throw artificial bait will make for even more excitement.