August and September are probably some of the best months to target redfish. It is not uncommon to find several different schools in the south Pinellas county area. Tampa Bay is a very heavily populated area; the key to success is to be as quiet as possible. Redfishing in our area will never be the same — the days of catching 70 to 100 fish out of one school are long gone. Fish adapt and realize when trouble is around. Redfish sense when boats are approaching long before they are seen, and will move off of a flat. Redfish are probably the most wary fish in our area. If you use a trolling motor, the lowest setting possible will allow you to get close to the school. A high setting will spook the school, which can quickly break up and disappear. I take my time and figure out what direction the school wants to travel, then place my bait in front of the fish and hope for the best. If I do it right, I get a bite every time; do it wrong and the school spooks. I like 10-pound braided line, which allows long casts. A circle hook is used to finish off the terminal tackle. When the line comes tight, the hook slides into the corner of the fish's mouth. Rob Gorta charters out of St. Petersburg. Call him at (727) 647-7606 or visit captainrobgorta.com.