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Captain's Corner: Cool brings hots fishing action

We finally have a beautiful weekend in store. Air and water temperatures will be lower, and no humidity. Fishing should be on fire coming off the super moon. The cooler water temperatures make fish really want to eat. Schooling redfish continue to be all over. Fort De Soto, Joe's Island, Weedon Island and the upper bay around the Courtney Campbell have numerous schools. They've been easy to find on lower tides. Their tails are up in the air while forging through the grass. Chumming heavily with scaled sardines gets their attention. Free-line a scaled sardine into the school and hold on. Each school is different; one might be over the slot limit, another will have all slot redfish. The best part of cooler water temperatures is it makes snook want to eat. A lot of the slot fish have been caught on the flats in sand holes. If looking for snook, fish near the mangrove lines. Chum the water with scaled sardines to get them active. Spanish mackerel, bonita and a few king mackerel can be had just off the beaches. Not a fan of trolling? Anchor up and saturate the water with scaled sardines. This brings fish to you. It also allows for smaller tackle.

Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at (813) 390-6600 or visit

Captain's Corner: Cool brings hots fishing action 10/02/15 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2015 9:53pm]
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