As far as Allen Creek goes, the slow fishing is because there are not large schools of fish in that area right now. Winter and cooler water makes a big difference as you will see.
The reason is that we have had such a warm winter, many of the fish that would move back into Allen's Creek during the winter have (largely) moved into the Bay. They stay there because the water is cooler and there are schools of bait there.
That is not to say there are not any fish there. You can see tarpon there all summer, for instance. The other thing is the fish that are back there are probably bunched up near some type of structure. If you are fishing from a dock or land, and you're stuck to one area, then what you would have to do is wait for the fish to come to you during a tide.
Figure out what tide phase it is that they're eating by fishing all different tides and times. Try fishing 2 days before and 2 days after a full and new moon each month. These days are the strongest tides of the month and fish feeding activity will be at its highest.
Also, try to catch some of the bait that lives in the area where you're fishing. Creek chubs, or killfish as many call them. Allen's Creek should have plenty of chubs. You can catch them in a minnow bait trap.
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