Tampa Bay flats report

April 17, 2015 by Tom Charlton

Trip Info


Getting bait..greenbacks… had been difficult until last week .Now they’re on most flats. Red fish and snook are also easy to find along the mangroves at the start of the late afternoon high tide, going out, and solunar. Gag Grouper and Mangrove Snapper are hitting the morning tides and solunar. An all day bay trip can get you all of those and cobia and /or tarpon that just showed up. Remember to keep your reel drag light to start and tighten as needed. To much pressure on the fight will straighten your hook or break your line. Finesse!

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Charlton’s Reef Charters offers flats and deep water fishing in the pristine waters of the Tampa Bay area. Join Capt. Tom for a fun and productive day on the water. He is on the water 7 days a week and knows where and how to put you on fish! Capt. Tom spe