The weather has been a little hit and miss, but the fishing hasn’t. The bite has remained strong on the flats around St. Petersburg. Even on windy days, we’ve been able to hide back up in some productive coves, creeks and canals and catch plenty of trout, sheephead, and redfish.
The ticket this month has been throwing live shrimp with a light weight split shot weight. When we’re fishing the creeks and canals, we’re fishing this setup without a float and focusing on structure like pilings and oyster bars.
The bite can be subtle after cold fronts so you really have to pay attention to your line. If you see it jump, even the slightest bit, reel down tight and hold on.
The weather has already started to warm up over the past 2 weeks so look for the flats to really start lighting up. We’ve already been pulling in some serious gator trout (up to 29″) and the redfish are starting to get real happy on the flats. Look for the weather to keep getting warmer and the bite to get even hotter.
Don’t forget that tarpon season is coming real soon. If you want to get in on the action with “The Silver King”, contact me as soon as possible. Dates are filling up fast.