The St. Petersburg, Florida inshore and nearshore winter action is off to a fantastic start in 2021! Snook, Redfish and Trout are celebrating the new year by jumping on nearly every live bait and lure that we at Native Sportfishing can cast to them!
The inshore angling experience around Tampa Bay and St. Pete is like no other in the world and we give you a front-row seat to our amazing fishery. While folks up north are shoveling snow off of their driveways, we’re basking in the tropical winter weather patterns that make Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg one of the most in-demand destinations in the entire state of Florida. Our beautiful mangroves boast some of the most vibrant ecosystems in the Southeast United States. You don’t have to worry about getting seasick, as the backcountry is always calm and even when it’s windy, we have areas to take cover and hide. The best part is the fish often set up shop in the same areas to escape the wind.
The Snook have made up for lost time over the past few months by coming back with a vengeance – and hungry!
Our clients, like this junior angler above have been catching some frisky and big Snook in January and we’re ready for the bite only get better as we make our way through January and February.
The Snook have been responding well to live baits and topwater plugs and lures as well as soft plastics.
GREEN LIGHT ON REDS
Our clients continue to catch plenty of big Redfish as they hunker down near the mangrove islands and passes. As the temperatures start to drop, the Redfish will move into shallower water, which will make for some of the most exciting – and humbling – sight fishing opportunities. Nothing makes you weak-in-the-knees quite like making a cast to an over-slot Redfish pushing a wake in 8 inches of water!
We’re catching big Redfish on a variety of baits, including live baits and artificials. When you fish with us, we’re prepared with plenty of both.
The winter weather also turns on the Seatrout action inshore and on the grass flats.
Seatrout are ferocious feeders and like to swim in big schools, which can make for hours of consistent light-tackle action for all!
As the Redfish and Seatrout make their way into shallower water, the Sharks are quick to follow. These Lemon, Blacktip, Bonnethead, Hammerhead and other sharks make for exciting sight casting and tackle-busting fights!
Give us the opportunity to show you this great Tampa Bay and St. Pete inshore fishing action as you plan your holiday travel.
Remember: The best way to observe social distancing is to be OUTDOORS! We are fully operational and fishing everyday as we adhere to the CDC COVID-19 guidelines to keep everyone safe. Our vessel and equipment are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after every trip to ensure that all of our customers are comfortable and confident.
We still have several dates available in January and February. Please give me a call directly if you would to experience what Tampa Bay and St. Pete have to offer. I look forward to fishing with you.
Happy New Year and Tight Lines!