The beaches in your area are loaded with monster snook at that time of the year. You don't have to travel anywhere. Go to any beach area during May and fish a Spro jig in about the ¼-oz. size, more or less, depending on the tide. You can use a heavier one if the tide is strong and the water is deep. Use a lighter one if the tide is weak or the water is shallow.
The color I would use is Spro white bucktail, or white-and-green. Redfish Pass, which is right in your area, is loaded with snook this time of the year. Also loaded are Pine Island and Sanibel Island. You can fish any bridge in the Caloosahatchee River, which holds plenty of fish. In the Tampa / St. Pete area, Fort Desoto and the Skyway Bridge are excellent to fish in May.
At this time of year in this area, you can catch Spanish mackerel, pompano, grouper, tarpon and more. I would also suggest getting on our Facebook page and asking who will be fishing that area around the time you will be fishing. The anglers that are fishing in that area at the same time will certainly help you out.
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