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East Bay Fishing Report: redfish, snook

November to remember: Fishing should bring a phenomenal bite this month. The water is cooling off nicely and the fish are becoming more aggressive. It is getting into the time of the year where the low fronts start to make their way out of the north. Of course when this happens, the winds start to blow a little stronger. You will always want to have an alternate plan to find some fishing spots where you can take cover from the wind, although a little wind can make for a good and comfortable fishing day. When there is a ripple on the water, it enables you to sneak up on fish without spooking them.

Redfish roll out: The redfish are here and in nice-size numbers. The big bull reds are also starting to show up. These fish seem to be eating everything I throw at them. I have been catching them on scaled sardines, cut up ladyfish, and pinfish. They have also been hitting artificial bait. The Top Dog Jr. has worked well in the early morning and a soft plastic sinking minnow in camo pattern has been deadly. There is nothing more exciting than to be able to site cast to a fish and have them explode on your bait. Most of these fish are being caught on the outside flats of shorelines.

Snook should increase: The snook fishing has been just as hot as the redfish. While the numbers and the size of the fish caught haven't been as strong as the redfish, I expect that to change this month. The big snook are starting to show back up and getting them to chew this month should be pretty easy. Make sure to stick with your lighter gear and use your angling skills to bring the big linesiders to the boat. You may have a few break-offs, but this will increase your bite as the water starts to get clearer.

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

East Bay Fishing Report: redfish, snook 11/15/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 15, 2012 3:30am]
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