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What's hot: Artificial lures cover more water and allow anglers to seek snook, redfish and other inshore species laid up in potholes and depressions along the grass flats.

Tips: A great search tool for redfish and snook is a single-hook, weedless spoon with a bucktail trailer. Copper with a brown trailer works best where there are mangroves and tea-stained water. Silver with a white trailer works well in clear water situations where there is a lot of small sardines.

Soft jerkbaits in turtle grass or motor-oil color are also working well when rigged with an 1/8-ounce weedless jig head.

Jim Huddleston charters out of Tampa, Palm Harbor and Clearwater and can be reached at (727) 439-9017 and at jimmy@captainhud.com.

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