What's hot: Onshore winds the past few days have made inshore fishing for snook, trout and redfish the best option. Strong full-moon tides have made it possible to work different patterns. First, find mullet. Targeting spoil islands on the lower part of the incoming tide has produced steady action for redfish and occasional gator trout. Anchoring upwind of the mullet and working two to three rods with tail-snipped pinfish has helped to find reds. Keeping a live grass grunt under a float on the outside of your spread will produce the gator trout.
Tips: Boomer high tides and west winds have created the perfect set up for targeting redfish and snook along oyster mounds on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway. The mounds will usually hold a couple of fish and are close enough together that you can work several on a high tide. Use either tail-snipped pinfish placed on the edge of the bar or silver-dollar-sized pinfish under a shallow float placed over the top of the bar.
Tyson Wallerstein runs Inshore Fishing Charters in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area and can be reached at (727) 692-5868 and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.