Back to Back cold fronts have made Thanksgiving break fishing tough. Water temperatures are falling fast, bringing fall fishing to a close.

As always during cold front seasons timing is everything. Setting your trip times according to peak sunlight hours can make the difference.

Redfish numbers are good throughout Tampa Bay. Following the incoming tide upto the mangroves under the late afternoon sun can be spectacular. Cast artificial like weed less spoons as well as a variety of soft plastics. During super shallow slick calm conditions it’s typically a good idea to get out of the boat a gently wade into likely areas.

Trout along the bay bridges and creek mouths as thet typically do when the water temperature drops. The trout will often school up thick and will readily pounce on a soft plastic jig of artificial shrimp.

There’s been plenty of tripletail around, especially off the beach. Scanning crab trap floats on a sunny post-cold front day can be very productive.

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