Snook: Inshore, the snook bite has been hot. Fishing with the right tide is imperative. The high water associated with the new and full moons grants access to shallow estuaries where the linesiders are laying in wait. Points and deep cuts on the mangroves are prime locations. Chumming with a few freebies will keep them going.
Sharks: For drag-screaming action, the bay is loaded with little sharks and big ones as well. Anchor on any reef or marker and chum with cut threadfin herring. Lots of small blacktips will grind on the drifting chunks. Great fun on light tackle.
Tip: Deploy a hunk of ladyfish on a big rod with a wire bit tippet and hang on. Big bulls, lemon sharks and the occasional hammerhead will gladly play tug-of-war.
Tim Whitfield can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 714-0889.