Our brief Florida cold fronts are finally dropping the water temperatures forcing the redfish, snook, and trout to follow their winter time habits! Most of my time has been spent all over Tampa Bay fishing single and schools of large redfish on the shallow flats. With cooling temperatures the bay water is starting to clean up, the grass in many areas is dying off, and the fish are getting super shallow in the attempt to warm up and feed. Most fish we have been feeding flies to have been in the upper and over slot size category. And occasionally we get shots at large snook sunbathing in the shallows!
Here are some recent pictures of red fish and snook caught by myself, friends, and clients.