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hope for warmer feb

Capt. Craig Lahr
January 31, 2014
Clearwater - Saltwater Fishing Report

january has been very cold this year hopefuly february will be a little warmer.water temps have stayed in the mid 50s.if this continuses fish will be moveing around alot.

Redfish and Trout,have been on the shallow flats. with water temps staying consitit these predatores have been on the feed.artilishals have produced the bigger trout look for the giant schools of mullet along mangrove shorelines with
oyster bars. The bait of choice has been small grass grunts under a float, tail hooked. the
next best way to catch them is with a small pinfish or grunt used as cut bait has seem to
produce some bigger fish.the reds have been from 16 to 27inches these are the perfect size.
for eating.we also have caught some giant trout.scott robertson took his wife out with us for thre anaversery
and landed several nice rads and one trout weighing 8 1/2lb.


With the cold water, this will create great sight
fishing situations. When the fronts come through, it will make the water extremely low,
where Reds and Trout bunch up into potholes, and deeper cuts around the flats.
Sight fishing with fly will give you plenty of shots, because the Redfish will be rooting for
small crustaceans.

When Redfish are tailing, their tails are out of the water. This gives away where the fish
are, and what direction they are facing. Multiple flies will work for the Reds and Trout.
The most productive flies are top waters like a black and white muddler to shrimp styels, and weighted flies.
like the merkin crab or a crazy charely in tan and brown

For the light tackle fisherman, it's all the same, except for using soft plastics, like a
3 inch shrimp, and a 5 inch jerk shad. This is some of the most exciting fishing there
is, because casts have to be almost perfect. I compare it to hunting.

If you would like a thrill of a lifetime, now is the time to book your trip for february.

Target Species:

redfish trout sheephead blackdrum

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Clearwater has some of the best fishing in westceteral florida and offers many diferent thing to do. From awsome beaches to to prestine wildlife preserves there is somthing for everyone. So come and enjoy a day out one the water. With a captian with over 30yrs in the area and catch that fish of a lifetime snook-tarpon-redfish-sharks and more. thanks capt.craig

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skinywatercharters
381 Valencia Blvd
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: 727-204-9626
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