Sheepshead are Biting Like Crazy
Capt. Sean Goddard
February 20, 2016
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report
The Winter sheepshead bite is in full swing. I am seeing many large fish coming over the rail. It seems they are everywhere you find some sort of structure or rock pile. Small shrimp tails threaded onto a 1/4 ounce jig head is working best.
Trout are holding in 3 to 6 feet of water over mottled bottom with good water flow. Medium to large shrimp under a Cajun thunder rig is producing good sized fish. For the big yellow mouth gators get out early and work a top water lure in the shallow flats right before sunrise.
Snook can be found but the bite is slow on the really cold days. I leave them alone until the water temperature comes up a bit and they shake off the winter chill.
Redfish are being found out on the flats when the wind isn't howling. I am having success with paddle tail soft plastics in white and green with a 3/8 ounce jig head. Jumbo shrimp is a cant miss bait as is a good fresh cut bait soaking on the bottom.
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Tampa Bay Fishing Forecast:
Fishing is only going to get better as the weather begins to get warmer. Look for Snook to turn on as the water temps rise.
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