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!

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...