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Gear For Seasonal Fishing Action

By October 27, 2015No Comments

Capt Jason Prieto w/ Snook from recent fishing charter in Tampa FL

Fall season is here and in Tampa Bay we have some of the best flats fishing in Florida. With miles of untouched preserve you can enjoy some of Florida’s great fishing in Tampa. This time of year I specialize in some of the areas best light tackle spinning gear. Having the right gear for the job will insure that you will land that trophy fish you have been looking for your entire life.

Fall season is here and we fish in some extremely shallow clear water. This means having the right rod and reels matched with the correct line and leader is as important as finding that perfect spot to fish.  This time of year while on Tampa fishing charters I prefer to use the St. Croix 8ft Tide master rods which make for a great live bait option. They give you the adequate strength for that lunker Snook but give the sensitivity to feel the thump of the Gator Sea Trout. It’s a great all around rod for fishing in Tampa Bay.

Matching a reel to the rod is just as important as the entire package and needs to be balanced as light as possible. On fishing charters I like to use the Daiwa SS Whisker 1300 because it has a great drag system and makes runs from big redfish smooth and worry free. The whisker series reels have been around for years but are proven and you won’t have problems.  Match this with fins braided line for the ultimate combo when fishing the flats, or anywhere else that offers similar fishing.  We use light tackle gear and push it to the limits fighting trophy Snook, Redfish, Tarpon and Trout right here in Tampa Bay so only the industries best tackle will do.  If you would like to get out on the water and fish for some of the world’s most sought after fish then you need to book a fishing charter right here. Tight Lines!