The Tampa Bay Times
The late season cold front that came thru last weekend brought the overnight temperatures down into the fifties for a few days. Which in turn has brought our water temperatures down into the low seventies. The fishing has no doubt been off the past little bit due to the weather but in the long run this shot of cool air will really help to prolong some of the great fishing we’ve been having this spring.
Inshore, redfish will be schooling up on the flats with the upcoming new moon. Fishing had been good for schooling reds up till the full moon which is typical as we get further away from the full moon the reds should return to the flats where they will be mixed in with the mullet schools. Live silver dollar sized pinfish have been the ticket for the redfish lately.
Snook fishing has been red hot before these fronts then ice cold for a couple days following the front. With no real weather set to come in and break up this warming trend expect the snook bite to good by this weekend. Live pilchards pitched up along the mangroves have produced double digit snook trips recently in Tampa Bay. The majority of the fish have been in the 24 to 28 inch class which are perfect for medium sized spinning gear.
Capt. Tyson Wallerstein
Flats Monster Inshore Fishing