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Captain's Corner: Eager redfish will find even cut bait options

Progressively shorter days and recent rainfall have dropped water temperatures significantly from just a few weeks ago. This has stimulated fish to be quite active.

What's hot: Redfish have inundated the shallows of Tampa Bay and are rooting around for a quick meal. They have been cooperative throughout the day, but they seem to be feeding best on an incoming tide.

Tip: Heavily pressured or finicky fish can be tricked by using a piece of cut bait instead of live bait. Yes, there will be the occasional catfish or stingray that grabs the offering, but a hungry fall season redfish will come along eventually and gobble it up.

Courtesy: With more people enjoying the pleasures of Tampa Bay comes the crowd issue. A little extra courtesy and patience, especially on nice weekends, will come in handy. Anyone who has launched at Gandy, Cockroach Bay, or any ramp for that matter, has experienced the yelling matches. Even worse is having someone blow by on full plane with no regard for other anglers' safety or fishing potential. People do appreciate mutual respect, especially on the water. After all, aren't we all there to have a good time and relax?

Dave Walker charters out of Tampa and can be reached at (813) 310-6531 or at snookfish.com.

Captain's Corner: Eager redfish will find even cut bait options 09/25/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:50pm]
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