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Captain's Corner: Fishing for redfish

The days are getting shorter, the air and water temperatures slowly dropping, and a few weak cold fronts have come through. It appears we're about to come into some of the best fishing of the year. Redfish in the bay have been good, but Weedon Island, Fourth Street flat and the Old Safety Harbor power plant oyster bars are on fire on the end of the outgoing tide and the beginning of the incoming tide. There are a few ways to fish for them if you use live bait then anchoring up-current of the potholes and chum with live sardines or cut them up and toss them into the hole. When the smell goes down-current, they will follow it up-current to the hole you're chumming. The other way is sight-casting to them with fly or spinning gear from the front of a skiff or flats boat.

Jim Lemke charters out of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater and can be reached at (813) 917-4989.

Captain's Corner: Fishing for redfish 10/22/15 [Last modified: Thursday, October 22, 2015 7:23pm]
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