Since the water temps are in the mid to high 80s Clearwater, FL, fish have changed their patterns. Spanish Mackerel, redfish, trout,snook and a few tarpon have made their presence known from Tampa Bay to Tarpon Springs. The bridges, backwater jetties as well as near shore reefs are prime areas for fishing.
With tons of fry bait from clearwater beach to.Indian rocks beach, most of the fish are feeding on these tiny morsels. The bait of choice has been threadfins, scaled sardine, grass grunts and pinfish. These baits are everywhere on the flats and off the beaches. Redfish are on the flats, but the tide in the area has been crucial. Small pinfish are working well and pigfish and white bait with the tails cut off this make fore easy prey with the hotter water. Snook have started to move into the backwaters from clearwater harbor to tarpon springs. Look at areas with deeper water adjacent to Grass Flats also have started to move to mouths of canals as well as docks. Throwing a few freebi white baits will let you no if the fish are in these areas. Indian Rocks Beach North to Tarpon Springs is still red tide free also remember that it is Catch and Release for redfish and Snook which became effective 9/28 2018. Now’s the Time to book that Charter for a great fishing experience and fall will be here soon. Thanks Captain Craig