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Captain's Corner: Beach bonanza

What's hot: Beach tarpon have arrived, and after a short bout with some post-front onshore winds, we should get back to good beach fishing conditions. Early morning starts are a must to catch beach tarpon. Staging up on the outside sandbar will let you make long casts to the fish. Best baits include live pilchards, pumpkinseeds, threadfins and pinfish. Cork baits with a 6-foot leader to help keep them near the surface where the fish are cruising.

Tips: New moon tides this week should extend the window of opportunity for targeting redfish along many big no-motor zone flats throughout the northern part of the county. Redfish of all sizes will push well under the mangroves at high tide. Work along the edge of the mangroves and pitch into any small cut or creek entrance to get your bait into the zone. Most any cutbait will work in this situation, or a live pilchard weighted with a large split shot to help keep it in the spot also works great.

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

Captain's Corner: Beach bonanza 05/06/13 [Last modified: Monday, May 6, 2013 5:52pm]
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