Summertime is the perfect time to go fishing for redfish and snook in Florida! The weather is perfect, the water temperatures are right, and the fish are biting!
Summer Fishing Tips For St. Pete
In this article, we will discuss some of the best ways for you to make your next summertime fishing trip a success.
Get on the water early in the morning.
Not only is the fishing better, but the weather is more forgiving. Getting on the water early in the morning will give you a chance to beat the heat and the crowds, all while enjoying some of the best fishing of the day.
Try live bait.
Using live bait is probably the best way to fish for redfish and snook. Shrimp, pinfish, and small crabs are all great choices.
Use light tackle.
When inshore fishing, opt for smaller gear. Lighter, more sensitive rods help you to feel subtle bites. Additionally, it’s more fun to catch fish on lightweight tackle.
Know where to go.
Researching tides, currents, and bottom contours will help you to find the fish. Fish hold in certain areas for a reason. They usually relate to some structure or cover. One of the most important things you can do to find fish is to identify areas where bait congregates. Find the bait, and you’ll find the fish!
Try artificials to cover more water.
While live bait may be more effective, artificials do have their place. They are an excellent way to cover a wider area more efficiently and faster than using live bait.
Look for signs of life.
As you’re fishing, keep an eye out for anything that looks out of the ordinary. Birds working over a school of bait, fish busting bait on the surface, or even just a change in water color (indicating the presence of baitfish) can all be signs that fish are nearby.
Inshore Fishing With Captain Kevin Walton
Captain Kevin Walton has been fishing inshore Florida waters for over twenty years. He knows the prime locations to catch reds and snook and the best ways to catch the most fish. With his years of experience, you’ll optimize your chances of success.