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Captains Corner: Live baits working well as activity heats up

What's hot: The snook have moved out onto the flats on low tide and up under the mangroves as the tide rises. They seem to be keying in on the live bait. With the water still so clear, keep your leader around 20- to 25-pound test.

What else: Usually schools of redfish don't show up in big numbers until April, but they are being spotted everywhere, from Fort De Soto to upper Tampa Bay. Like with the snook, you will have to keep your distance when fishing the schools. Just get close enough to make your cast in front of the school. If you are able to get live bait, then they have been cooperative. Throw some chummers out and they usually stick around. We have seen some of big trout, several more than 28 inches. You consistently can catch them in the slot limit. Live bait seems to be working for them as well. With pinfish moving onto the flats, it is getting really hard to fish with shrimp.

Kingfish arriving: Guide Lee Blick caught his first kingfish of the season last week off St. Pete Beach.

Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at (813) 390-6600 or visit tampacharters.com.

Captains Corner: Live baits working well as activity heats up 03/04/12 [Last modified: Sunday, March 4, 2012 10:17pm]
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