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Mild winter has fish on the feed bag !

Capt. John Fischbach
February 8, 2013
Clearwater - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Tarpon Springs fishing guide, Capt. Rich Knox, of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing led client's in the past week to Trophy Trout and Red-fish while we were experiencing 2 different passing cold-fronts. Inshore fishing has taken off and the predators don't seem to be bothered by the dropping water temp's, they seem to want the real thing though either select live shrimp, pinfish or the elusive pilchards,although the experienced angler can still tease these fish on artificial's, jigs mostly on the edges at the beginning of incoming tide. Fishing the flats from New Port Richey to Clearwater on our fishing charters starting with the incoming tide working the drop-offs from the sand to grass edge and progressively working up on the flat fishing potholed laden flats with good moving water mostly near a pass has proved to provide plenty of action. there are even places the Snook are starting to stick there heads out of the back-country winter homes. Light tackle spinning outfits, spooled with 8-10 lb. braid and a 3-4′ piece of fluorocarbon shock leader 15 lb. for the Trout, 20 lb. for big Red's and if you target the Snook a want a photo of your fish start with 30 lb. if your not getting any strikes lighten up ! The Snook are a very finicky fish so you should try a variety of bait's, if you take he time to find and cast-net up some pilchard's your chance's will improve. Book now as we are going to have an early spring for best dates. 727-376-8809.

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Clearwater Fishing Forecast:

With the weather patterns were experienceing the spring will be here in no time !

Target Species:

Gator Spotted Sea Trout, Red-fish, Snook

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Inshore, Nearshore, Flats Fishing on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast Fishing,in Tarpon Springs,New Port Richey,Clearwater,Tampa Fl.for Snook,Red-fish,Sea Trout,Tarpon and more using top of the line light tackle spinning equipment and boats.Shallow water excitement,Capt.Rich Knox is a full time tournament winning fishing guide who will help you catch a memory.We run 1/2 Day Charters,and 3/4 Day! We can accommodate 1-6 persons on Private Fishing Charters! Novice to Expert Angler Welcome

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Absolute Flats Fishing
4932 Forestay ct.
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Phone: 727-376-8809
Alt. Phone: 727-364-3265
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