Good Wading Flats

JackLabarberaJackLabarbera South TampaPosts: 5 Greenhorn
I am an avid fisherman on foot based out of south Tampa. Does anyone know any good flats near me to wade onto or canals?


  • OverslotsOnlyOverslotsOnly Posts: 69 Greenhorn
    I used to spend some time fishing around Tampa and St. Pete, but it's been several years.

    The best place I waded in that area was Weedon Island Preserve. There were days I would absolutely spank the reds in the fall with live shrimp under a Cajun Thunder. Caught some on gulp shrimp and DOA Cals as well. Also caught a few trout and some snook as well. It's about a mile walk to the water from behind the educational building if I remember correctly. Bring bug spray or cover up as much of the walk is a trail through the mangrove forest.

    Hope that helps and let me know how you do! If you need more specifics from there, I could maybe try to drop you a pin or draw you a map. Good luck!
  • JackLabarberaJackLabarbera South TampaPosts: 5 Greenhorn
    OverSlotsonly- thanks for the help. Hope to get out here soon!
  • JackLabarberaJackLabarbera South TampaPosts: 5 Greenhorn
    Also if anyone knows any good canals in the S Tampa area
  • Capjohnson.mikeCapjohnson.mike Posts: 66 Greenhorn
    Up near pinellas point park I have slayed the trout and snook.  done very well when I visited. Snook and trout in the flats and docks. Throwing DOA shrimp and Bait Busters. 
  • humblerhumbler TampaPosts: 114 Deckhand
    Cypress Point Park at the end of Cypress street.
    Picnic Island park 
    American Legion Flats off Prescott st and Westshore.
    All of these are easy to access and have a lot to offer.
  • HooknCooksHooknCooks OrlandoPosts: 83 Greenhorn
    There's a couple youtubers that fish out of that area too.  Worth looking up.
  • redredredredredred Clewiston Posts: 108 Deckhand
    Emerson park Cortez 
  • redredredredredred Clewiston Posts: 108 Deckhand
    redredred said:
    Emerson park Cortez 
    River side is where I do good.
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