Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Outdoors

Captain’s Corner: Mangrove shorelines holding good numbers of snook

A small cold front this week should help the excellent snook fishing. Area snook might lack size, but they make up for it in numbers. Snook from 20 to 26 inches can be found on most mangrove shorelines throughout Old Tampa Bay. Fishing with live pilchards is preferred. Capturing the pilchards can be the most challenging part of the day. The bait remains in deep water. Check channel markers south of Gandy bridge to the Sunshine Skyway. Artificial lures will produce fish on the right tide. Soft plastics in white or olive back mimic the local forage. Skip cast under the mangroves as you drift the shoreline. The afternoon incoming tide has been much better than the morning outgoing tide.

Tyson Wallerstein runs Inshore Fishing Charters in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area and can be reached at (727) 692-5868 and via email at flatsmonster.com.

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