Beat the heat. Here we are again with the summer heat and humidity. The water on the flats is pushing 90 degrees by mid morning and the inshore bite starts to slow. You may be wondering what to do when your bait becomes unhappy. You need to get them in some moving water. The simple answer is you go mackerel, snapper and trout fishing. Snap 'em up. I didn't think the mangrove snapper bite could get better, but it's surprisingly better. You should be able to find a good snapper bite around most structures. The surprising development is that we are catching them on the grass flats, as well. The bite seems to be better on the slack tide or at the beginning of the incoming. The key is to get a chum slick going before you even start fishing. Use small white bait or shrimp. Seeing reds. There have been some nice schools of redfish around. They have been easier to find on the outgoing tide. You can see them tailing everywhere. The key to get these fish to eat is to watch them and see where they are going. Then setup in front of them so you won't spook them. With the water being as warm as it is, they won't always chase swimming bait. Try putting out a piece of cut white bait or pinfish to get their attention. Hook the snook. There is still a good snook bite going on. Fish for them in deeper water that has good tidal flow. Try fishing docks and structure. Tampa Bay is full of small white bait, and the snook seem to be keying in on them. Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at (813) 390-6600 or visit tampacharters.com.