In most areas in across the United States snow is starting to be a common occurrence and weather is not the best for fishing. Most typically hang the rods up and put the tackle bags away until the spring.Well that’s not the case here in Tampa Bay as we have some awesome weather and inshore fishing in December. You can expect to catch a ton of fish on your next Tampa fishing charter. Some of the areas most sought after species can be targeted on a daily basis while enjoying the sun and mild temperatures right here in Tampa Bay. Here is whats has been biting.
Trout fishing is very good this month as water temperatures cool down and fish school up on the flats. This is a great time of year to use both live and artificial baits. Trout are pretty easy to catch on artificial baits right now and make for a great day on your next fishing charter. My favorite baits when targeting Trout would have to be the Zman paddlez. You can rig these baits with both weedless and non weedless rigs and both will produce depending on what type of terrain you are fishing.
Snook fishing is on fire this time of year.Our bait seems to hang around but in deeper water so fish do not have as much bait in the shallows this time of year. This means when you fish areas with greenbacks it makes for quite the feeding frenzy. Bait has been small and water is very clear so I’ve been downsizing tackle. I’ve been using a #1 Daiichi hooks and 30 lb fluorocarbon leader to get more bites. Live Greenbacks are key when targeting Snook on your next Tampa Bay fishing charter but you will get lucky and pluck a few on artificial baits from time to time.
Red fish is another great fish frequently caught while Tampa flats fishing. With gin clear water on the Tampa flats you really have to use a stealthy approach to get close enough to get a cast on the fish. This is the time of year when using a trolling motor will be a difference maker and out you in close quarters with some big Redfish in shallow water. Rhodan is a local company that makes one of the best trolling motors on the market and will prove to be a difference maker while fishing in Tampa Bay. This matched is a set of Power Pole Shallow Water Anchors will be the best combination to a successful day of fishing in Tampa Bay. You can check out both these companies out online and learn the difference.
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