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|Capt. Dan Malzone|
Fishing conditions: Water temps are coming dpwn red fish are in largel schools on the flats. Trout are still in deep drop off on the flats and holding on deep patches of grass.Tarpon are starting to move up in to the bay.
Inshore temperature: 83 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 80 Degrees F
Type of bait fish are feeding on: Small mullet, pin fish,crabs, shrimp. With the wind blowing the white bait will be heading to deeper water.
Fish species: reds, trout ,lady fish, blue fish,tarpon
Fishing season: January 1 - December 1
Nearest airport: Tampa Intl
Recommended fly fishing leader: 12 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 16 Lb. Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 8 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Redfish WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip Fly Line
Tampa Bay, St. Pete, Clearwater and Homosassa. Fish the clear water grass flats. Giant tarpon of Homosassa. Most of the Tampa Bay area flats are aquatic preserves with no motor zones.
Dropoff on grass flats are still holding the largest trout. Tailing reds are working the low incoming tide on the flats. Must fish early in the day because of water is hot by noon. The next 4 months are tarpon months.
Work edge of flats early on in coming tide. Water is crystal clear and warnind up. reds and trout will really start to feed.