Awesome Transitional Fishing

As spring turns to summer fish of all species descend on Tampa Bay to feed and spawn. It is truly one of the best times of year for a variety of species.  The Snook and Redfish fishing remains excellent and Tarpon, Cobia, Sharks and Tripletail just to name a few have begun their Tampa Bay invasion.   If one or more of these species is on your bucket list its time to get hooked up!

A Great Start to 2017!

Wintertime fishing is here and with it brings cooler temperature, clearer water and some of the lowest tides of the year. Inshore we are catching cobia, trout, snook, redfish, sheepshead, and even some small sharks. The fishing has been excellent as of late and should continue right along with the mild weather.

Offshore the fishing has been excellent for grouper, snapper, amberjack and hogfish. There is still time to book your wintertime Read More

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

A Bridge To Success

Bridges are some of the best fish habitats worldwide.   Like an oil rig attracts fish offshore, similarly bridges attract everything from baitfish and crustaceans to apex predators.  Tampa Bay is home to four of Florida’s largest bridges including the state’s second largest, the Sunshine Skyway.  Along with the 4 major bridges that span Tampa Bay are numerous smaller bridges that connect residential areas.  Bridges are favorite hangout spots for fish for a multitude of reasons.  Read More

Winter Power Plant Fishing!

Between Bradenton and Tampa on the southeastern shore of the Bay, lies a magical winter wonderland.  TECO power plant located in Apollo Beach is one the best winter fisheries in the world.  When the bay and gulf waters cool down, TECO power plant heats up!  Anglers, captains, and spectators flock to TECO power plant by land, sea, and air.

Many private planes and helicopters circle to get a birds eye view of this amazing natural winter aquarium.   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