What's hot: Results of recent outings reflect the warm fall. Redfish on the flats are still meandering in search of an easy offering. Use a live shrimp or cut bait. At this time of year, there are not many "bait stealers" in the shallows. Therefore, the natural baits typically don't produce many unwanted species. On the super low tides, reds are on the outer edge of almost any tidal grass flat.
Tactics: While the weather is nearly perfect, the fishing is not necessarily easy. Extreme patience is needed to diagnose and target fickle fish. Fishing can be really hit or miss.
Prepare: Enjoy the temperate weather expected for the next two weeks and pack extra jackets to be ready for the usual cold front that hits Tampa Bay right before the holidays.
Dave Walker charters out of Tampa. Call (813) 310-6531, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit snookfish.com.