The Low tides of last week and the negative low tides of next week will offer some great opportunities for those who like to wade fish. Redfish and Trout will be bunched up in the deeper troughs inside the bars of Cockroach Bay, Joe Bay, Terra Ceia, Miguel Bay and around the Fort DeSoto and Weedon Island areas. The 4th street area will also be worth a look. The areas of dark mud bottom usually will hold the most fish as these areas will heat up the fastest. I recommend a good pair of neoprene waders as water temps are still well below normal. I find the best bite on 5 inch Berkley Gulp Jerk Shad rigged weedless on a 5/0 Gamakatsu worm hook. This will help you deal with the seagrass on the low water. New Penny and white are the 2 colors I can’t live with out. Topwater plugs will also work well as small mullet are often there food of choice this time of year. This could be the best technique for catching your Trout of a lifetime. Most of the big Trout have been held up in this skinny water.
If getting out of the boat is not your idea of a good time, there will be plenty of fish on edges as well. Trout and Ladyfish have been plentiful with 50 to 100 fish days the norm. Again, the bigger Trout have been held up skinny so as the tide rises, follow it up onto the flat and work the deeper pot holes. This could also produce some nice Flounder as the bite for them picks up this time of year as well.
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