Before the recent cold front comming through, the fishing was very good throughout Tampa Bay, especialy for spotted sea trout and spanish mackeral. Right now , everything has slowed with the cold. The area from South Apollo Beach to Bahia Beach has very good flats fishing especially for sea trout, and for flounder. Fish the docks (barnacles) for sheephead with fiddlers crabs , shrimp, or sand fleas.mrsurf :
Staying close to apollo beach and was wondering if there is any fishing action there? .
Consider travel a little further south and you will find yourself at Shell Point (near Ruskin), right where the Little Manatee River meets Tampa Bay. Another 1 1/2 mile south puts you in Cockroach Bay which is legendary for kayak fishers , but you didnt indicate whether you are mobile , flats wade fishing, or land-locked , or have access to watercraft. .
Cool weather species generally are sheepshead, spotted sea trout , and flounder ~ all of which can be effectively fished with shrimp as bait . Next week is supposed to warm right up so the fishing can turn back on just as fast as it turned off.