What's hot: Large redfish schools are active in the Pinellas Point area after the storm dropped water temperatures. Low tide spots can be the most difficult to find. Redfish like to have a certain depth to swim in. So when it gets too low, they move to deeper water. As they move, I pay attention to which direction they fall off the flat. After years of watching the schools, I have a theory of their movements and where they are going to go: It depends on what the tide is doing. Figure that out, and you have a low tide spot of your own. The past two times my low tide spots have yielded big numbers of fish.
Bait: This time of year is the best for any type of bait. The water level is critical for bait selection. On low tides, reds are very wary and spook easily. Therefore, a light presentation is needed. Shrimp fits that bill and will increase chances of a hookup. Or use a soft plastic that is rigged Texas style for a weedless setup. On higher tides, reds are far less spooky and will eat just about any bait.
Rob Gorta charters out of St. Petersburg. Call him at (727) 647-7606 or visit captainrobgorta.com.