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Captain's Corner: Cooler is better inshore

Rain-cooled waters have improved the inshore bite dramatically. In addition to the cooler temperatures, strong early morning outgoing tides have had cooler water on the move. Bait has become a bit scarce along the bridge shadow lines at night because of the off-colored water. However, if you can find it, the earlier start time will pay off. Redfish are top targets this week as we are seeing the redfish school back up after the last post-full moon lull. If there's enough water, get on the flats and work the mullet schools first thing in the morning. Otherwise, set up on the outside edge or transition bottom that the fish drop into on the low tide for trout, mackerel and ladyfish action until the reds show up. Be sure to save some of the ladyfish as they make excellent cut bait if the live bait bite slows. Snook are beginning their migration from the beaches and passes to nearby transition spots such as spoil islands, grass flats and creeks.

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.

Captain's Corner: Cooler is better inshore 09/06/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 6:17pm]
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