Winter is typically associated with lower water levels as well as negative tides. Fish tend to huddle together when the water drops out. It can be excellent fishing if you can located the hole that they congregate in. The water clarity also greatly improves that is unless of course you have strong winds turning up the bay. You may have to get a later start on the very cold days. Fishing has been excellent so far this winter. We have been catching lots of redfish and trout as well as lots of snook. The negative low tides can make for some tricky fishing, but if you find the fish, YOU’ll FIND THE FISH! I have mostly been using artificial lures such a DOA Cal shad on a ¼ to 1/16 ounce jig head, as well as DOA Shrimp. I like to use anything with a little glow early in the morning and switch to more natural colors when the day is further along. Shrimp will be the go to live bait as well as artificial shrimp. We have been easily limiting out on trout with bonus catches of redfish and snook. The season for snook and redfish remains closed by FWC until May of 2019, but the fishing for them remains to be good. I was fortunate to help my brother land a monster snook that measured close to 45 inches and probably 30 to 35 pounds. It was an epic battle especially for catching it on light tackle with only a 20 pound test leader. The last two outing have brought 4 redfish, close to 40 trout and well over 60 small snook, with a few a half dozen being in the 24 to 33 inch range. Book your inshore fishing trip today with Capt. Bucky Goldman of Bag’Em Fishing Charters. If you are looking for a great Tampa fishing charter look no further. Call 407-977-7650 or fill out the contact form on this website.