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Courtney cambell causeway

So I moved to the clearwater area and scoping out places to fish. Any tips for the courney cambell causeway I mean there are plenty of black drum but Im after jacks, catfish ,and trout.Any advice please!!!

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  • johnDjohnD WC FLPosts: 6,412 Admiral
    what is it you do with the catfish ,cuz ? algae bloom has been pretty bad and water temps are up , you will see better fishing out there in October.
    check out the causeway or sand key park early in the A.M.
  • Stonecrab_23Stonecrab_23 Posts: 209 Deckhand
    Well I catch catfish here and there with some ladyfish and drum using mullet and crab . And Alges bloom?
  • SnookmeisterSnookmeister Posts: 1,035 Officer
    Fish the 60 causeway going to Clearwater beach. The little bridge just before the beach has more trout and ladyfish than you can shake a stick at from now to December. Net some of the ridiculous amount of whitebait or get pinfish and you can catch as many trout as your heart desires. Incoming tide is best, freeline baits on the east sea wall, don't fish on the pier thing with the googans. Big poons and snook hang out there too this time of year.
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  • DoozeDooze Posts: 234 Deckhand
    Good stuff snookmeister. You have a ton of knowledge on the subject of bay area fishing. I had been wanting to explore the area, around where you guys are talking about for a while. I finally made it out to the bridge going to clearwater beach last Thursday about 3/4 of the way through the incoming tide. I ended up fishing the "googan" side b/c the cops were everywhere on the bridge that night (RNC). I was hoping to see poons out there, but instead saw a ton of small trout busting small pinfish. I threw artificials at them, and they bit, but would not hang on. Once the tide switched, the ladyfish were busting bait all over (just as you mentioned) and I like to think I could've caught them all night on the rapala I was throwing. Despite not getting and snook or tarpon I still think that area holds some decent fish and I plan to explore a little more thouroughly in coming months. Good luck Stonecrab_23 and thanks again for the knowledge snookmeister.
  • CodySCodyS Posts: 243 Officer
    I was fishing near the CCC in my yak yesterday and if I would splash water on my clothes it would stain red. That algae is pretty bad up there right now. Plenty of ladyfish though.
  • Gray8188Gray8188 Posts: 24 Greenhorn
    I have been told that if your driving from the Clearwater side to tampa on the right hand Side before the first bridge If you pull off park and then walk down close to the bridge and cast out by the rocks it's a good spot for snook. I'm going to go there this week and will post up results.
  • EggsuckindogEggsuckindog Posts: 1,528 Officer
    How did the whole eastside get closed off for a bike trail and nobody seemed to know ????
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