October Fishing Report 2010

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rob-veins-snook1Snook: Expect good early morning flats action and later in day you will find plenty of fish lounging in the shadow lines around docks and mangroves. Greenbacks, threadfins, shrimp and pinfish are baits of choice. Or you might try tossing some artificials around… they do catch fish.

Redfish: They should start congregating around the flats as the action picks up this month. Good grass flats with sandy potholes and large schools of mullet are great starting points. The Tampa Bay area holds miles of mangrove lined shores and high tide redfish love getting back under the root system. There is always a multitude of food available including crabs, shrimp, and small baitfish. The same baits that catch snook catch redfish or for some early morning excitement try a walking-the-dog technique with a MirrOlure Top Dog Jr.

Spotted Sea Trout: Fishing always improves as the water temperatures cool. Strong moving water and deep water grass flats can usually produce a decent bite. Trout love small pinfish, shrimp, and greenbacks free lined or under a popping.

Tarpon: Some Tarpon are still around and bridge light lines especially at night. We should see some smaller thirty pounders showing up in channels and rivers. They usually always take threadfins, greenbacks and crabs.

Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish: Tampa Bay is still producing excellent mackerel bites that should continue this month, especially south of the Gandy Bridge. Look for diving birds, put out a chum bag, and hold on.