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 30″. are the norm, with snook pushing the 30 to 40″ mark.


Targeting Tarpon

Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon Fishing Clearwater

The Tarpon bite is strong right now. Area rock piles off Clearwater beach are holding fish from 60 to 120 pounds! Also don’t forget the bridges and deeper cuts of st Joseph’s sound. The best time to target Tarpon have then on the beginning or ending of the tides.


Reelin Reds

Red Fish

Red Fish caught in Clearwater

Redfish and have started to make a strong showing  on the Clearwater flats. Low water coming up or high water going out has been the most productive in catching these bruisers. Live or dead bait is the bait of choice.


Don’t forget about the toothy critter, the Shark

Shark Fishing - Clearwater Fl

Shark Fishing – Clearwater Fl

Bullshark, Blacktips, and Lemon Sharks can be found during the day on the flats which makes for exciting sighting of them busting up schools of mullet, reds and sting rays. Not to mention sharks put up a great fight and are quit the adventure to fish for. Just be safe and follow local regulations out there. They exist for good reason.


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Capt. Craig Lahr

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