This week the fishing has been pretty darn great. The deeper grass flats are still holding plenty of mackerel, trout, and loads of sharks, mainly black tips. In a little closer and shallower, the redfish are still being taken on both live bait and artificial. For these just head to your local oyster bar on higher water and wait. One artificial technique that works is with the 4 inch Berkley Gulp Shrimp. Put it on a jig head cast it out, stick your rod in a holder and wait for it to bend over. There are plenty of reds in the bay in all size ranges from lower slot to well over the 27 inch max length. Also don’t forget the silver king, that’s right tarpon. There are still plenty of tarpon in the bay. You can sight cast these big boys or dead bait them or chum them up. There are still plenty to be had. As a matter of fact earlier in the week we were fishing with Bud’s Terry Collins for mocks and trout on the deeper grass flats and had tarpon busting our chum baits right behind the boat. Let me tell ya that’s pretty cool stuff. Off shore the snapper bite remains hot. There are still plenty of grouper, and AJ’s being taken as well. Remember that red snapper are out of season so let’em go. Live pinfish are the ticket for the larger grouper as always. The mangos can be chummed up right behind the boat with small greenies or cut chunks as usual. When you get these fish chummed up you can literally load the boat so remember to limit your catch don’t catch you limit. Be sure to tune in on Saturday mornings at 6:30 on News Channel 8 WFLA for The Reel Animals Fishing Show and listen to Captain Mike on 970 AM WFLA from 6-9 am on Reel Animals Saturday. Call in on Sunday’s to WDAE 620 AM The Sports Animal for the T.A. Mahoney Reel Animals Fishing Show to win some cool fish gear from 7-9 am. Also visit our website @ www.reelanimalsfishingteam.com or call 1-866-GAMEFISH to book your fishing trip of a lifetime and until next week, “Do yourself a favor and take a kid fishin’."