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Captain's Corner: Water needs time to clear up after Hermine

Fishing this weekend is probably out. Even though the rain from Hurricane Hermine will be dissipating today, it might take a few days for the water to clear up from all the wind and rain. If you want to get out, try fishing a little deeper water for mangrove snapper or trout. The positive from all the rain is it will cool the water down for a few days. It might also help the redfish bite. Redfish are not bothered by the influx of freshwater into the bay. Mangrove snapper continue to be a good target. They're all over the bridges and are great table fare. The best results have come using a Carolina rig with just enough weight to get it to the bottom. I use just enough bait to get it to the bottom. The grass flats are covered with perfect-sized snapper bait. Shrimp will work just as well. Redfish are among the best fighters. On high tide, look for big schools to hold closer to the shorelines and mangroves. When the tide goes out, look for them anywhere from 50 to 100 yards off the shoreline. Bait is abundant, and fish are eating everything in their path. Casting live scaled sardines into the school will surely produce a bite. When the tide goes out, the fish tend to get a little more skittish in the skinny water. Try casting a piece of cut bait and let it sit. They have a great sense of smell and will surely find it.

Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at (813) 390-6600 or visit tampacharters.com.

Captain's Corner: Water needs time to clear up after Hermine 09/02/16 [Last modified: Friday, September 2, 2016 8:23pm]
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