here come the fronts
Capt. Craig Lahr
January 20, 2013
Clearwater - Saltwater Fishing Report
The recent warm weather has made fish think it spring with water tempsin the mid 60s. With this latest front look
for fishing to get back to normal with the persistent north winds,will have the redfish scattered on flats. This will
have the reds back to forageing for small shrimp crabs and bloodworms. My favorite baits are live shrimp mangrove crabs
and saltwater assassin cocktail shrimp in green pumkinseed or a dark brown grub with a 16th once weedless jig .
Next would be the mirrodean clear with silver sides and also the zara jr. topwater in the red fish pattern.
With the water temps dropping, are bait is gone until spring. Shrimp will become the go to bait for most of the
inshore species. The trout have been swarming to move to the spoil islands up in St. Joseph the fish
of the windy days which has made the water to sandy. This is one of the first areas where trout congregate. The deeper docks
will be holding back on the docks redfish, sheaphead and blackdrum. The best docks are one with lots of oysters on the
pilings with good water flow.
Silver trout have invaded the hard bottom areas off the beaches if you want to catch them they are great table fair.
As the day warms the reds push there way on to shallower flats to seek that warm water. This is where you will catch your bigger trout.
They will be laid up in the potholes or right on the edges. Make sure you find flats with lots of mullet. The redfish
will be in with the mullet as they stir up the shrimp and other Crustateans.Some times the only thing that works is artifishas.
Fall offers a large variety of different styles of fishing.
Clearwater Fishing Forecast:
cold front tuesday highs 60 then another friday.
redfish trout blackdrum sheaphead
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