Threadfin herring and scaled sardines can be found up and down our Suncoast with ease. Most are on the smaller side, so have a quarter-inch mesh cast net to prevent the smaller baits from getting stuck. Spanish mackerel, kingfish, cobia, bonito, sharks and jack crevalle are the prominent species on the prowl. Large redfish schools will continue to invade the shallow water flats in search of crustaceans. Sea trout are everywhere on the grass flats now that the water temperatures are lower from all the rain. Learning how to throw a cast net can be one of the best things anyone can do. Filling the live well with threadfins, scaled sardines, pinfish, grunts, mullet, ladyfish and shrimp will provide action for any targeted species. The main goal is to have the proper bait for anything that might happen. I have been taking advantage of the deep grass flats in 5 to 9 feet of water. Once set over the grass, I start live bait chumming. This starts a feeding frenzy. Action is fast and furious, and every cast results in a strike. On a recent trip, we caught over 13 species of fish and only stopped because we were worn out. Rob Gorta charters out of St. Petersburg. Call him at (727) 647-7606 or visit captainrobgorta.com.