With cooler temperatures and clearer water moving in, sight casting snook and redfish on fly is the big draw in Northern Sarasota Bay and the East side of Tampa Bay. Snook and reds can be found crusing the mangroves on falling tides looking for food being flushed out by the tide. As the tide bottoms out, they can be found in the deeper potholes and edges adjacent to lush grass flats. As more and more cold fronts move through, reds and snook will begin to make their way into their winter time backcountry haunts. Snook have been hitting white and pink foam gurgler flies along the mangroves on the upper end of the tide. Dupree's Spoon Flies are the #1 target for reds; no matter if you are sight casting or blind casting for them. Palma Sola Bay and the back bays of the Cockroach Bay/Ruskin area have been great places to get out of the wind to get in some quality fly casting and quality fly catching. As the water gets clearer, you may need to drop down to 10 and 8 pound tippets to allow for softer presentations. 20 and 30 pound, fluorocarbon bite tippets will still be necessary to give you a little more time with the rough mouths of snook. If looking specifically for reds, 15 or 17 pound fluorocarbon bite tippets will suffice. Switching to an clear floating fly line (www.monic.com) will also improve your stealth. With the clear fly line, your leaders can be shorter allowing for better turnover of the fly on, what will be more common, windy days. As always, poling your skiff or getting out and wading will definitely help you get into casting range of these wary gamefish.