The warming trend over the last week has really turned the bite on. Some calm conditions have made for some great sight fishing along Tampa Bay's eastern shore and Northern Sarasota Bay. Waiting for the tide to move in (60-90 minutes after the low) is key to find tailing redfish. It doesn't happen often, but these conditions make it much easier to see them when it does. When casting to these tailers, you want to lead them about four to five feet with whatever offering you present. Among the top baits, that are catching fish, is DOA's new Gold Rush color (black back/gold underside) jerkbaits and shadtails rigged weedless or on a light jighead. The DOA shrimp in carbonated rootbeer or stark naked is also getting some action. If the fish are being super picky, this is the time of year when I will use live shrimp to sight cast fish. Between the lower metabolisms and the lack of finfish in the water, reds and snook will key in shrimp and crabs as a staple diet during the winter. If reds are holding in deep pockets, Mirr-O-Lure's Mirro-Dine in the new black/chartreuse color combo is working really well also. Of course, you can never beat sight casting these fish on fly. Small shrimp or crab pattern get the nod here as well as an olive Sea Ducer or a Dupree's Spoon Fly. Using a clear floating fly line will help to keep from spooking the fish in case you line them with a false cast. These fish are going to be in some skinny incoming water, so you need every stealth advantage you can get.