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Captain's Corner: Redfish picking up

What's hot: Large redfish schools are active in the Pinellas Point area. I have spots to fish on a low tide, and other spots on a high tide. When the water gets too shallow, redfish rapidly move to deeper water. I watch the school's movement and pay attention to which direction they fall off the flat. After years of observing, I have an idea where they are heading depending on what the tide is doing.

Tackle: The water level is critical on what type of bait to use. In low tides, reds are very wary and spook easily, so a light presentation is needed. Shrimp provide a light presentation and increase chances of a hookup. You can also use a soft plastic that's rigged Texas-style. On higher tides use ladyfish chunks. They're not as spooky and you can make long casts.

Rob Gorta charters out of St. Petersburg. Call him at (727) 647-7606 or visit

Captain's Corner: Redfish picking up 08/13/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:47pm]
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