Re: St petersburg/clearwater/tampa area
If your going in July there are great opportunities for Snook and Tarpon in the Bay and any surrounding estuaries. Awesome place to fish. 8 or 9wt. and you'll have a blast fishing for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Ladyfish, Jacks, Snapper, and there are loads of small grouper along the mangroves and bridges. Go to a local fishing shop and find an area near where you are staying that is good for wading. Just get some wading booties. Find Grass flats near mangroves and your in the fish. Youll have no problem finding fishy water that time of year. It is very hot though so be prepared. Nasty Hot. Humidity is 90%. 85 at night and feels like your in an oven. Did I mention it's hot. Good luck and have fun.
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Oh yeah..Clousers, Schminnows (White or Chartreuse) Redfish Toads, Shrimp Gurglers, Shrimp patterns, Any kind of baitfish pattern in white or purple.
Just some Flies you might want to try when you go to Tampa/Clearwater.