Re: Fishing Clearwater area in late August
Would be interesting to know if you can get anything to hit those sand crab
There are mole crabs present on those Gulf beaches and the locals often fish with them for the sheephead, whiting and redfish.
I prefer to fish the beach with a clear intermediate line and on rare occasions
I use a full sinking shooting head to dregde inlets where a strong current
I usually scout the beach in the morning when there is little wave action
and you can spot the snook easy in the shallow water.
Later in de day the wind picks up and then it is difficult to present a fly
to patrolling snook in a decent matter.