The Brown Bomber Invasion

April starts the beginning of Tampa Bay’s Cobia Migration and while many cobia call Tampa Bay home year round its April through July that herds of migratory cobia invade the bay to feed and breed.  Cobia are great fighters, great table fare and are one of our most reliable sight fishing targets throughout late spring and summer.  I believe there are a few different “migration” patterns for the cobia we catch every year in Tampa Bay.  Read More

Chicago Boys Tangle with Tarpon!

Last weekend I had the Chicago crew down again for their annual guys fishing trip.  This year the group added another “Mike” to make 3 and 2 days to their trip.  They showed up ready to fish, unfortunately Mother Nature threw a wrench in our plan blowing winds 20-30 Knots on the first two days.  So instead of trying to get on some Tarpon from the start, we spent the first two days ducking in and out of rivers and estuaries catching everything from Trout, Ladyfish and Jack Crevalle to Snook and Redfish. Read More

Redfish for All!

We spent Sunday afternoon fishing the Anclote area with Captain Jeff and some friends.  Capt. Jeff got out early and battled through windy, rough conditions to get enough bait for the day.  We hopped aboard the boat and idled out of the river.  We had Cobia on our minds but with the wind up and a moderate chop on the water, it made it hard to spot cruising fish.  We ran back into the river in search of Redfish and calmer water.  Read More

Last Week: Tarpon and Cobia between the storms!

Well, the weather made it hard to get out last week, but it did afford us a few windows to get out and get on some big fish! Some early season Tarpon are making a welcome appearance and we have hooked fish on every attempt so far. They have all been in the 50-100 lb. class, which in my opinion are some of the most fun to catch. We also got our first early season Cobia, which almost fight as good as they taste, YUM! Read More