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Capt. Craig Lahr
October 8, 2013
Clearwater - Saltwater Fishing Report

Front a difference!

Since the cold front, fishing has picked up. Redfish have started to school in bigger numbers, from the backwaters to off the beaches of Clearwater. In the backwater, we have found them around docks, oysterbars, and points of sand bars that have potholes and sparce grass where it drops off. The best baits have been silverdollar size pinfish and grass grunts. Tail hooked under a float will get the job done. Cut ladyfish and pinfish are still working just as well. Top water lures have been producing some nice fish, and is a great search bait. The beaches have been absolutely on fire with mackerel. With all the bait around, it's so easy to get a well full of bait. You cant have enough even if it dies. Look for the birds working, and drift or anchor up and start chumming. Our most productive method is using 40lb floro with a 2 to 3 ot aberdine style hook. The fish have ranged from 4 to 7lb. Kingfish are around, but very few. This will pick up as the water cools a bit more. The next 2 months, fishing is going to get crazy. Cobia, mackerel, shallow water grouper, tripletail, trout, reds and even some tarpon will hang around until the water gets too cold. So, start booking your trip to experience great lighttackle fishing.


Capt. Craig Posted on 07 Oct 2011 by Captain Craig

Target Species:

grouper kingmackerel redfish snook ext

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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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