Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

Cast Into The Shadows For Redfish

Report Date: May 4, 2015

A late season cold front dropped temperatures a bit and it has scattered the bait in some areas. The redfish bite has been best on a high tide under mangroves. The shadow line has been key as some fish just won't come venture out much to eat your bait. White bait and shrimp are still my go-to in these situations.

Snook has been consistent - especially on outgoing tides near some type of natural or artificial structure. We're seeing some slot fish, along with some 30+ being caught using scaled sardines.

There have been some schools of pompano on the beaches. Live shrimp, 1/4 ounce bucktail jigs or 1/8 ounce docs jigs have been effective.

The trout bite has been great! I've seen regular catches of fish in the 20 to 25 inch range. If you can find the fish schooled-up, you may see catches of 30 to 50 smaller fish in a single day of action. You'll find me fishing white bait and Vudu artificial shrimp.


Tight Lines,
Captain Dustin
(727) 487-3045


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