TAMPA BAY WATERS BACK ON TRACK!
Report Date: January 24, 2010
Whew, I think the cold weather is about over and we are steadily on our way to spring. I welcome the warmer weather, and I’m sure the fish do too. We are going to see many changes in fishing over the next month. We will probably have to venture out of our comfort zone and fish areas that we haven’t fished before because of the cold weather. Many fish traveled up in the rivers to get out of cold water into warmer water. I’m predicting that this month is going to bring some of the best fishing in the rivers than we’ve had in the past few years. Bring it on!
We caught a number of nice redfish last week with a little effort. We fished with jigs and did a lot of moving around to catch them, but hey… we caught them. This time of year, drifting is a great way to catch fish. Here’s what you do… Get set up on the flat or the shore line and let the boat drift across the area where you want to fish. Drifting cuts down on the noise and covers a lot of water.
The water temperature has risen in the bay, and we’ve caught a lot of nice fish around structure. While fishing with shrimp, we’ve managed to catch sheepshead, flounder, and some redfish. As we get closer to spring, this type of fishing is going to get better. Like I’ve said numerous times, the water temperature needs to be above 51 degrees to catch much of anything. Once it gets above 62 degrees, we can fish with live shiners again. Please visit www.castawaychartersinc.com and book your trip today!
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