Entries by wpfishwade

Snook Are in Full Spawn

The key to success with hooking up with a monster Tampa Bay snook is to fish during a strong tidal flow and have the right bait. Grunts, pinfish and large scaled sardines are prime snook baits. It’s also important to present the bait properly. Always cast up tide and let the bait flow back to […]

The Kings of Spring

Here on the Suncoast, the return of the king mackerel migration definitely marks the beginning of spring. Hordes of ravenous kingfish will be passing through our area for at least another four weeks devouring every baitfish in sight. So, do what I like to do, go slow troll! As I stated last month, you can […]

Smoking Springtime Fishing is Here!

Even though spring doesn’t officially start until March 20 this year, I’m really looking forward to it. This winter, the fishing was the most inconsistent that I’ve ever experienced. Cold fronts were few and far between and when we did get one, temperatures headed back north of 70 degrees the following day. This inconsistency prevented […]

The Large Sea-Trout Are Active

Lately, my clients have been catching plenty of large sea-trout.  Some days, most are at or over the 20-inch maximum slot-size, which is only one out of a four fish per person limit.  Sea-trout are mostly hanging out in deeper water. The redfish have remained pretty active, although this time of year it’s not uncommon […]

January is an Outstanding Time to Fish!

When water temperatures drop into the low 60’s, fish go deep or to heat.  Let me explain what I mean. Cold water slows the metabolism of a fish way down.  They move slower, don’t travel long distances or feed as much.  What they like to do, is drop off into deeper water for warmth.  Residential […]

Cold Weather Fishing Can be hot!

Cold water slows the metabolism of a fish way down. They move slower and don’t travel long distances. What they like to do, is drop off into deeper water for warmth. Residential canals lined with docks are great areas to target winter fish. Deep-water back bays and coves lined with mangrove and oyster bed shorelines are another. These […]

Some Cooler Weather Has Arrived

My redfish charters kicked into high gear last month with multiple trips catching well over 20 an outing and I look for that to continue throughout the month of November. The key to this kind of success is to find areas in no-motor zones that are void of other boats. On one trip, I had […]

October Redfish Schools Have Arrived, Hallelujah!

It’s been a long and miserable summer and I for one, I’m glad fall is finally here. And even though it still feels like summer, the fishing has fall written all over it. Despite the continuous daily heat, the dew points are dropping, the days are getting shorter and most importantly, the water temperature is […]