Florida Fishing Report – Tampa Bay + Sarasota for October

Chasten Whitfield here for your BD Florida Fishing Report for the first half of October in the Tampa Bay & Sarasota Bay area.

Inshore – the redfish fishing has been absolutely insane! Big schools of reds have been everywhere – grass flats, mangroves, deep holes. The trout and snook have been great as well – fish the tides! PRO TIP: give the Berkley Gulp! 3″ shrimp a shot.

Chasten Whitfield Report Redfish

Offshore – There has been some big cobia and kings roaming around. Also, still some decent grouper fishing as well as a few spots of mahi mahi. The tripletail have started showing up under buoys also.

Watch for Chasten’s full report and tips!

Capt. Chasten Whitfield
Hi everyone, my name is Chasten Whitfield, I am 21 years old and I have been fishing my entire life. I didn’t start fishing professionally until I was about 12 years old, I was bullied in high school for being the only girl in my school who fished. That is when I decided to fish my first tournamen...