Flats Snook and Redfish, Kingfish offsho

March 12, 2017 by Tyson Wallerstein

Trip Info

The Catch

 Flats Fishing Excellent, Kingfish Heating Up



                This past weekend’s cold front is most likely a preview of things to come. Were far enough south to escape most of the rain and truly cold air these late season fronts bring to the rest of the country but there’s no escaping the wind.  It looks like we’re going to be on a seven day pattern between cold fronts. This should allow water temperatures to climb back up this week to the low to mid 70’s where they were late last week.


Snook and redfish have been aggressive at time in the shallows. Targeting the afternoon incoming tide remains your best bet. Look for those typical snook transition spots i.e. flats around creek mouths to produce numbers of fish over the next few weeks. Redfish have been mixed in with the snook and become more aggressive as the snook start to chase down your live chummer’s.


Kingfish reports are coming in from our southern region, the shipping channel and some of the not too far offshore artificial reefs are holding some kingfish right now. As our near-shore waters continue to fill with a variety of predators and bait-fish, the stage is set for a near-shore invasion from some real smokers

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Flats Monster offers exciting adventures out of Clearwater, Florida. They fish the inlets and beaches for world-class saltwater fish species, cruising the flats and up to 9 miles nearshore. Flats Monster specializes in catching Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Spo