Redfishing in Florida is a year-around sport
Redfishing in the Tampa Bay, St Petersburg and Clearwater area is a year-around sport. It attracts visitors from all over the world because there are so many different ways to fish for them here.
My favorite way to fish for redfish is to visually locate a school of reds on the flats of Tampa Bay or Fort De Soto Park. It’s amazing to see the water turn red for a quarter mile and realize it’s a giant school of redfish! We fly fish for these reds all year long but one of the most effective ways to catch them is to chunk or dead bait them around oyster bars and other forms of structure. This is when you can have one of those days that you catch over 50 fish!
These redfish love shrimp, crabs, and crustaceans an are often seen eating them from the bottom leaving a beautiful red and spotted tail in the air for the waiting angler to key in on! The redfish is a hard fighting fish that will never give up. They fight down and dirty and will rip off some line in a hurry, so you better come prepared for an exciting and challenging fight!
Those of you that want to try your luck by fly fishing for redfish do so with caution! These fish can be very spooky and even the most seasoned fly fishermen can be bamboozled by this fish! But once you stick one… I guarantee you will be back for more! It’s a big challenge but the payoff is totally worth it!
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Just wanted to give a shout out to the Clear Flats crew. Went on a flats trip with my friends in August and we had a great time! Caught a ton
of fish and we can’t wait to get back there again soon.
Me and my son booked a day trip with Capt. Brian. Just wanted to say it was the best time ever. The Capt was professional, knowledgeable, and best of all, put us on a ton of fish. We will be back next year, Thanks Capt. Brian.
I went on a fishing trip with my boyfriend in June. I didn’t think I would like it but I had a blast. Capt. Brian was great in dealing with beginners like me. We will be back soon.
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Charter Captain Brian DopirakMeet the Captain
It all started for Brian at a young age. He grew up as a Florida-native in Palm Harbor where he learned how to fish from one of the most respected fisherman in the state; his father, Captain Al Dopirak. Brian grew up fishing the Tampa Bay area and he had two loves in his life; fishing and baseball! At the age of eight, Brian started playing baseball and continued to play through high school until he got drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the second round. He played professional baseball a total of close to 10 years, playing for three different major league organizations; the Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and the Houston Astros. He led his dream life having both loves as a career; baseball through the season and fishing during the offseason.Read More