The temperatures are starting to cool down and our fishing techniques are changing. Before these last few cold fronts I was getting some really nice Tripletails off of St Pete Beach and Madeira Beach. When looking for Tripletail I ride up in my tower driving the crab trap lines, as they like to hang on buoys. Once you find one they are almost always willing to eat. I Like to put a baitfish or shrimp under a cork so I can keep it on the surface and in site of the Tripletail. They are a great fight and one the best eating fish we have.
With water temps dropping the fish are starting to gather in their winter hideouts. On recent charters we have been fishing a lot of docks in the residential canals. I’ve mostly been fishing around St Pete Beach. Live shrimp is the bait of choice because the fish are little lethargic and the shrimp are a little easier for them to catch. In the past couple weeks; my charters have had nice catches of Redfish, Grouper, Sheepshead and Black drum.
If you are not looking for glory fish or don’t care about fish for cooler and just want some action, there are tons ladyfish, bluefish and small trout on the flats. Definitely not trophy fish but provide constant action and great fun for kids.
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Capt Kevin Walton
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