Tampa Fishing Report

Tampa Bay fishing is great as of late. I had many charters this week with lots of action here on Tampa Bay. I had the priveledge Wednesday to take a young man from England fishing for the very first time. He was a quick learner and we we able to slam despite some menacing weather chasing us around. A slam consist of a trout, a redfish, and a snook caught by the same angler on the same outing. On Tampa fishing charters any day of the year you can slam, but it’s not always a given. It always seems like one species will elude you or conditions will make it tough. Patience and a little work pay off in the long run.

Tampa Bay Fishing Report

It seems like the entire length of Tampa Bay is fishing extremely well right now. Snook can be found on the beaches and passes and adjacent mangrove islands. Try a live pilchard or a pinfish under a cork or a pearl colored jerk bait on a quarter ounce jig head. Redfish are also plentiful around oyster bars and in the shade of the mangroves. The ticket for me lately has been cut bait really tight to the bushes. In the heat of the day they favor the shade and high water. There have been many over slot redfish caught in Tampa Bay this past week. Mid summer is not really thought of as trout time. With that being said, if you focus on grass flats in 4 to 6 feet of water you will find them. It is hard to beat a gulp shrimp under a popping cork for our spotted friends. For those of you more comfortable fly fishing a white Puglisi minnow has been doing the trick close to the mangroves. We also have exciting news our Florida Keys fly fishing website is now live!

Tampa Bay tarpon fishing is great as well. There are waves of tarpon coming and going right now along the beaches. Tarpon can also be found further up the bay if you know where to look. I have a few days lept in July so if you would like to book a Tampa fishing charter give me a call at 305-340-9863. You can also visit Tampa tarpon fishing charters for more information.

Tight Lines, Captain Brandon Henley