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
You know how people say not to go grocery shopping when your hungry? The same rule applies to fishing in my case! Summertime offers a lot of different species to target, most of which make great table fare. We started the day off in the backwaters working mangrove shorelines for Redfish. We scored big with nonstop action of slot sized Reds.
Although Redfish are quite tasty, we still believe conservation is key and we limit ourselves on what we keep. We moved out Read More
It’s been awhile since our last report, fortunately due in part to long days of great fishing. The fishing has been great and as we transition from spring to summer patterns, you never know what kind of action you’ll encounter. Tarpon are still roaming the Bay, Snook are really active along the beaches and passes, the Redfish bite has been great, and the offshore fishing has been on fire!
Tarpon, TARPON, TARPON!!!!
Tarpon have been on my mind ever since the big schools left last year. Well, Tarpon Time is here again! Last week we strung together consecutive days of 5 or more Tarpon ranging from 60-120 lbs. The bait is right where it should be and the Tarpon are ready to eat. We have been hooking them around the bridges and seeing them on the beaches and passes as well. This is just the beginning and it is only going to get better over the next few months. Read More
Last Sunday I had the pleasure of fishing with Jim Denison , his son Ryan and father in law Russ. It was set to be a great fishing day with great weather to boot! Ryan started of the day by landing the first two fish and proceeded to leave everyone in his dust. It is not often I see a 7 yr. old outfish everyone else, but he continued to put on a fishing clinic till the boat reached the dock. The fishing was steady all day with Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Read More
Last Saturday I had the privilege of fishing with Ex Buccaneer Lineman Jason Maniecki and the new Defensive Line coach, Grady Stretz. As soon as we started fishing everyone’s competitive nature came roaring out. From the time the first fish reached the boat it was on. Jason started off strong, but by the end of the day it was too close to call.
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.
Well, it’s that time of year again, the black drum are moving in to Tampa bay to spawn. I don’t know if it’s just been a while since I’ve seen these fish, but they look bigger than ever this year. We have been getting these monsters to eat on every trip, and we’re getting them to the boat on trout tackle which is a real thrill if you’ve never tried it. We have spent a good part of our fishing time over the past few weeks fishing for these bruisers, and are looking forward to them hanging around for us to enjoy for another month or so. Read More