Friday, April 20, 2018
Outdoors

Captain’s Corner: Snook, trout out in abundance as spring approaches

March is here, and the weather is great. This month is when we make that change toward spring fishing. Snook really ramps up, and trophy trout mixed with good redfish are not far behind. Snook has to be the most targeted fish for March. Just about every creek mouth, pothole and pass leading out of the back country is loaded with fish. You can have multiple days with double hookups. If you have not experienced snook fishing this time of year, you must get out and see what Tampa Bay has to offer. Trout fishing has also picked up. While I have had concerns about our trout fisheries in the bay, Iím glad to report that our catches have increased in number. Keys for targeting trout are simple: Look for deeper potholes with good, thick grass and water flow; and move around on spots. On recent trip, fish were on the move, but when you find them they have been schooled up in good numbers.

Jason Prieto is a full-time fishing guide and can be reached at (813) 727-9890.

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