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2141933 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-09-15 23:52:07.0 UTC 2013-09-15T19:52:07.000-04:00 captains-corner-great-overall-especially-redfish published 2013-09-16 04:20:49.0 UTC 2013-09-16T00:20:49.000-04:00 sports/outdoors DTI 111685850 What's hot: Fishing throughout Tampa and St. Petersburg is the best I have seen it for this time of year, whether it be Fort De Soto, Tampa Bay or the south shore (Pinellas Point down to Apollo Beach). Getting specific: Are you looking to catch one of the best line-draggers that won't give up on a fight? Then redfish is your species. On high tide, schools are holding close to the mangroves. When the tide goes out, look for them 50-100 yards off the shoreline. The bait is abundant, and the fish are eating everything in their path. Casting live-scaled sardines will produce a bite. When the tide goes out, fish tend to get skittish in skinny water. Try casting a piece of cut bait and let it sit. What else: Mangrove snapper continue to be a worthy target. They are all over the bridges. The best results have come using a Carolina rig with just enough weight to get it to the bottom. I like a No. 1 hook. The grass flats are covered with perfect bait, but shrimp will work just as well. Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at (813) 390-6600 or visit tampacharters.com. By Mike Gore, Times Correspondent Sports, Outdoors Captain's Corner: Great overall, especially redfish By Capt. Mike Gore 4STC Sports 2 Star Captain's Corner External input 2 sp_capcorn091613-2STC 2013-09-16 04:00:00.0 UTC 2013-09-16T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2013/09/15/111685850-captains-corner-great-overall-especially-redfish StaffArticle sports,outdoorsOutdoor SportsWhat's hot: Fishing throughout Tampa and St. Petersburg is the best I have seen it for this time of year, whether it be Fort De Soto, Tampa Bay or the south shore (Pinellas Point down to Apollo Beach).Sports, OutdoorsSports, Outdoors<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">MIKE GORE</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Correspondent 2285729 2016-07-17 23:08:45.0 UTC 1 Month Ago captains-corner-snook-redfish-strong sports/outdoors Captain's Corner: Snook, redfish strong StaffArticle 2289937 2016-08-18 00:57:35.0 UTC 2 Weeks Ago captains-corner-redfish-fun-to-target sports/outdoors Captain's Corner: Redfish fun to target StaffArticle 2283463 2016-06-28 23:15:23.0 UTC 2 Months Ago captains-corner-trolling-tips sports/outdoors Captain's Corner: Trolling tips StaffArticle <p><b>What's hot:</b> Fishing throughout Tampa and St. Petersburg is the best I have seen it for this time of year, whether it be Fort De Soto, Tampa Bay or the south shore (Pinellas Point down to Apollo Beach).</p> <p><b>Getting specific:</b> Are you looking to catch one of the best line-draggers that won't give up on a fight? Then redfish is your species. On high tide, schools are holding close to the mangroves. When the tide goes out, look for them 50-100 yards off the shoreline. The bait is abundant, and the fish are eating everything in their path. Casting live-scaled sardines will produce a bite. When the tide goes out, fish tend to get skittish in skinny water. Try casting a piece of cut bait and let it sit.</p> <p><b>What else:</b> Mangrove snapper continue to be a worthy target. They are all over the bridges. The best results have come using a Carolina rig with just enough weight to get it to the bottom. I like a No. 1 hook. The grass flats are covered with perfect bait, but shrimp will work just as well.</p> <p><i>Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at </i><i>(813) 390-6600 or v</i><i>isit tampacharters.com.</i></p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:31:20