Thursday, December 14, 2017
Outdoors

Captain's Corner: Go inshore for good variety

What's hot: Inshore action is steady but muddled with the recent rain and wind. Trout, redfish and flounder remain the steady choices.

Tackle and techniques: Go early, as in 6 a.m. or earlier. Take three rods with medium setups, 20-pound fluorocarbon leader and a mix of lures. Go for redfish early in the shallows. Make long casts with 3-inch paddletail jigs. When the sun has been up for 90 minutes, shift to 2-3 feet for big trout. If the floating grass is not too bad, this might be the time to try topwater lures. Flounder will keep you busy during midday hours. In 5-11 feet, they will be on the sand patches. Areas with current are good, but as long as there are baitfish schools and sandy bottoms, it is a good area to target flounder. Fish the edges of the sandy areas, where they meet grass or other structures. Keep the jigs within inches of the bottom.

Neil Taylor charters kayak fishing trips in the Tampa Bay area and can be reached at strikethreekayakfishing.com and (727) 692-6345.

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