Sunday, January 21, 2018
Outdoors

Captain's Corner: Good time for redfish

What's hot: With a new moon approaching, this weekend's tides should provide good action for redfish. Low incoming tides have been productive the past few days, and bigger high tides by the weekend should allow for plenty of time to pattern the fish.

Tip: Targeting schools of mullet will put you in the right area. As the tide moves in, pay attention to how fast the mullet are making their way up to the mangroves. This will let you know when it's time to move up a little.

Tactics: Caution is needed when approaching fish in some no-motor zone areas. Use the wind to assist you so you can use the trolling motor on a very low speed. If using live bait, consider using an outside bait pen when at anchor. Shutting down your live well pump will allow you to stay within casting distance of wary fish.

Tyson Wallerstein runs Inshore Fishing Charters in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area and can be reached at (727) 692-5868 and via email [email protected]

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