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Variety for the Holidays

Variety of Species Over the past couple weeks the number one question I get is, ‘what’s biting?’.  The answer is variety, and that is a good thing.  For those looking to put fresh fish on the table, we have been on a hot snapper bite inside Tampa Bay.  Mixed in with the snapper have been …

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Trout Fishing on Fire

Winter Trout on Point Our local waters chilled down to the low 60’s about a month earlier than normal.  The cooler waters will send the trout off the shallow flats and into the deeper canals and basins.  They follow the glass minnows as they seek slightly warmer waters for the next couple of months. Catching …

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Why Cooler Temps Help

Cooler Temps Relatively Speaking Cooler Temps are here, and this is shaping up to be a chilly fall season for the Tampa Bay area.  For all of you visiting this season from anywhere other than Florida, it will probably feel quite warm.  The daytime highs in the 70s is cool for us.  However, big changes …

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First Hint of Fall Fishing

Fall Fishing: What It Means For Us The first hint of fall fishing has arrived and the fish have responded with incredible activity. All species will put the feed bag on in anticipation of winter when the bait may become scarce. In addition to the regular targets, we are now able to turn our attention …

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Late Season Tarpon Rally As Promised

A Season In Question With all of the news about Red Tide this year I was more concerned than usual about the late season tarpon rally.  Every year going back as long as I can remember the fish have put on a show of feeding for the ages.  I focus my trips on the new …

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Great Fishing and Red Tide Update

Red Tide Let’s get the ugly business out of the way first.  The Red Tide along the west coast of Florida has remained outside of Tampa Bay so far.  Pinellas County beaches were hard hit this past week as was the Intracoastal Waterway.  We all remain hopeful that it will dissipate soon, however it is …

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Tides and Summertime Pattern Changes

Yes it’s Still Hot September marks the pre-transition period where the summertime pattern ends and the tides change.  To the untrained eye not a lot has changed as it is still hot humid and rainy every day.  However, if you know what to look for you will notice that many things in our estuarine environment …

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Redfish Season Is Here

Redfish Season Technically there is no season on Redfish here in Tampa Bay.  We refer to the late summer and early fall as “season” because the fish are schooled up for the spawn.  These schools can number anywhere between 30 fish to over 300.  The days when they number in the hundreds are amazing.  It’s …

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July Fishing Report and Algae Bloom Update

The Summer Snook bite is in full swing here in Tampa Bay and Clearwater as well as other species and we’ll get to that. But first, let’s address the Algae Bloom and Red tide that has garnered national attention. Several of our customers have called us with concerns about the Algae Bloom that has caused …

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Bottom Fishing to Find Cooler Waters

Finding Cooler Waters The waters in and around Tampa Bay will continue to hover between 85 and 90 degrees for the next 6 weeks.  If you are in an area that receives more sunshine than rain for a week then the temps will climb.  Only when we have a tropical system or a period of …

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