Offshore: Massive bait schools from just off the beach out to 100 feet of water have turned on the bite. Aside from the great kingfish and Spanish mackerel fishing, snapper and grouper have gathered over most areas with substantial bottom structure. Chumming heavily with frozen chum blocks and live sardines has produced well. Expect also to find cobia, sharks, amberjack and blackfin tuna in depths beyond 80 feet.
Inshore: Redfish action has remained good and should get better with the stronger tides coming with the new moon. Allow the tide to get high enough for these large schools to get comfortable. Trout and snook have been moving toward area passes and beaches. The best action will be in the early morning before the sun gets high. Casting live sardines into the first trough on the beach will produce the best.
Tips: Keep a good lookout on the beach as the annual migration of tarpon is in full swing along our coast.
Capt. Troy P. Sapp with Fins and Tails Guide Service can be reached at (813) 920-6928.