Trout action is at spring peak. Catching strong numbers of large fish is the easiest it is any time of year. This action will slow as the water temperature warms later in the month. Enjoy it while it's hot. Trout targeting is very simple. Go with light tackle, light line, light leader and light lures. Make long casts over largely grass bottom areas. Tampa Bay's most prolific fish, trout, are very cooperative, even on poorer tides. They will see lures, follow lures, then eat the lures. The strike is gentle. Their mouths are soft so let them do the work setting the hook, then fight them smoothly to you to prevent fish from pulling free. Trout are good for the dinner table. The regulations for trout in this region: four fish per angler per day, 15-20 inches. One of the four fish can be more than 20 inches.
Neil Taylor charters kayak fishing trips in the Tampa Bay area and can be reached at strikethreekayakfishing.com and (727) 692-6345.