Tampa Fishing Charters Report:
We had a lot of fun catching fish while Fishing Tampa Bay this week. The following is a rundown of the great fishing we had before this latest cold front came through.
Fishing Tampa Bay Saturday:
The morning started off tough with bait being uncooperative. I finally caught enough to fish with by 8:30am. Picked my clients Aaj, Jose, Shivam and Aum non of which had done a lot of fishing. The got the hang of it very quickly though. We managed to catch around 25 snook on that day with two fish that would have gone home with us had it been Snook Season (28″ and 28.5″).
Most of the snook we caught on this day were on the smaller side, but we did catch four fish over 27″. One client (Jose) was having a tough time catching a fish, but finally got a little snook to bite. After finally catch that first fish, he started getting more. These guys made the day pretty easy for me.
Fishing Tampa Bay Wednesday:
On Wednesday, the tides were a bit lower so I decided to try something different. After picking up Brent and Jay, I decided to start in a spot where we normally catch small snook, but I had seen some redfish moving around the other day and it paid off. After catch 6 or 7 snook (one being 27″), we landed a nice 24″ red. Then proceded to catch another 3 more that were all in the upper side of the slot.
Once the bite slowed, I decided to head back to the snook hole. As quickly as we arrived, we started catch some nice snook and trout. We ended the day with 19 snook, 4 reds, and 5 trout. Both Brent and Jay ended up catching two Tampa Bay Grand Slams.
It was a great week for fishing Tampa Bay, but now we get to deal with some cold weather. This particular week all clients wanted to catch fish and were not to worried about seeing dolphins, manatees, etc. The manatees are still hanging around the power plants trying to stay warm. The last time I was at The Getaway for lunch, we saw approximately 20+ manatees hanging around the channel.
To book your Tampa fishing charters, call or text Capt Jay at 813-494-2048 or send me an email Jay@StealthFishingCharters.com. We look forward to fishing with you soon.