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Cold Front has fish on the move!

Capt. Trajan Rodriguez
January 3, 2018
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

With some of the coldest weather we have had since the infamous 2010 freeze, the fish will finally be pushed to their winter time hide outs.

For snook this means they will be holding on sea walls, residential canals, mud bottom areas, etc. Trout will be pushed in the creek mouths and limits can be easily attained.

The white bait has and will continue to push deep. Large heavy nets will be required to catch it, but shrimp from your local bait shop will get the job done.

Fish 20 lb leader and small 1/0 hooks with spilt shots or Cajun thunders to maximize your bites. With trout it is important to handle them little as possible if you do not plan on harvesting them. Wet hands are the key!

As it warms up into the weekend the snook bite will pick back up. Large brackish water baits will work best to get these lethargic snook to chew.

I personally can target snook 365 days a year and enjoy catching them in their winter time hide outs. Give me a call and lets go fishing!

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Captain Trajan "Trey" Rodriguez was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He has been fishing the inshore waters of Tampa Bay for 10 years now. Captain Trey started bass fishing ponds around his house every day after school, but once he caught his first snook, it has been a story ever since. Captain Trey primarily targets snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon. As a full time student at the University of Florida, Captain Trey runs charters in the summer and on his breaks from school.

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Phone: 813-635-6186
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