Catching fish in saltwater isn’t rocket science.
It’s all about being at the right fishing spot, at the right time.
In this video, I show you how a Full-time fishing guide in Tampa Bay would fish a new area for saltwater species such as Snook, Trout, and Redfish on an outgoing tide.
The key to finding new productive saltwater fishing spots is to follow the mullet, look for bait, and try to figure out where the fish would/should be staging. And at what moments in time and the tide they would be there.
With outgoing tides, the fish begin transitioning from underneath the mangroves and way up in shallow coves to areas I would call secondary and primary staging areas. The primary areas being the spots the saltwater species of fish will be when the tide is completely dropped out. This is where the fish will wait for the tide to begin to move back in, and the process will reverse itself.
Secondary staging areas would be the areas where Snook, Trout, and Redfish would stage when the tide isn’t quite low enough to draw them to primary locations.
Think just off the mangroves, near a drop-off, just outside the cove they would prefer to be in when the tide is high.