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Captains corner: Redfish milling around mullet schools

Bait: The flats are loaded with pinfish and whitebait. The pinfish are the right size for redfish, and the whitebait is a mixed bag, anything from fry-size to medium. The small to medium baits tend to work best.

What's hot: During early morning or late evening or during high water, redfish have been a consistent bite this week. Cutbait (pinfish, whitebait and ladyfish) has been producing. Fish the mullet schools; it's a waiting game, but the reward is awesome. The tighter the mullet school the better the odds that redfish are present.

What else: Snapper are hanging on any deep ledge or drop-off near the flats. Bridges and docks at the mouth of a deep-water canal are prime locations. Snook are biting well on mangrove points. The best spots have deep water and good tide flow.

Tim Whitfield can be reached at (813) 714-0889 or

Captains corner: Redfish milling around mullet schools 10/10/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:25pm]
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