Southeast Tampa Bay - Alafia River to Port Manatee

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Work the mangrove edges on a rising tide to find snook and reds.

Seven-day forecast 

Reds and Snook are beginning to group up and begin their migration into the backcountry and river .
I'm beginning to see a few redfish school.
Trout are on the flats look for them in potholes on a rising tide..

Small tarpon are active in the river.

Conditions 

With afternoon showers moving in it will be best to get out at daylight. Also, hit the water about 3 or 4am for snook around the dock lights then move out for tarpon or sight fish the flats after sunrise.

Must Have Flies 
Grassett's Flats Minnow White/Red 1 Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow Chart / White 1 Buy from Orvis.com
Grassett's Deep Flats Bunny Red / White 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Skipping Bug Popper Red / White 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Redfish Landing Guide Service
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