November Fishing Report 2010

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Snook: Excitingly the snook bites been very well. I’m certain the cold weather kill, last winter, has taken its toll on this prize target. But regardless we’re catching some nice fish. We’re catching them on live and artificial lures and moving water seems to trigger the bite. I’m finding them in places we did not fish last year; so do go to the same old spots… explore new areas.

Redfish: The reds are on the move and showing up around the bay. We’ve had good catches on live pilchards with or without a cork. Occasionally they get a little stubborn, so just change over to cut bait, on the bottom, and they’ll find it. Grass flats with sandy potholes and large schools of big mullet are great starting points.  As the tide levels reach the mangroves they push back into the roots, so cast it close and hang on.

Spotted Sea Trout: Everyone loves a good trout bite and it’s that time of year when the big ones start migrating inshore. Shrimp is the favorite bait of choice but remember artificials on a light jig head always catches trout. Hop and pop it over a broken bottom grass flat and shortly you’ll have a limit for dinner.

Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bluefish, & Snapper: Tampa Bay is full fo glass minnows and it’s a feeding frenzy everywhere you look. Feeding on small baits you must match the hatch when tossing artificials to feeding fish. Look for breaking and boiling water along with diving birds and it’s fish on. Kingfish are on the beach and the snapper bites getting better.