There is no doubt that the water dumped on us by Tropical Storm Debby has slowed the fishing in the upper Harbor quite a bit. Cobia have moved on, tarpon have scattered, and most other fish have been pushed into saltier waters. It will take a little while for the water to clear up again. There are, however, still quite a few local fishing hotspots that are often overlooked by the untrained eye — spillways.
Spillways can offer some great fishing. It seems that when the water is moving, the fish will be there. Largemouth bass, snook, tarpon, and redfish can all be found most anywhere the water is flowing. More than a few local anglers caught the largest snook of their life from a spillway, and even if you miss the big one you’re bound to have a blast with the smaller fish schooled up around it.
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