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
Although variations of this fishing challenge exist throughout the world and our state, The Tampa Bay Grand Slam consists of catching a Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Trout all in the same day. It has been one of my favorite challenges for myself and my clients throughout the years and May is quite possibly the best month of the year to get yours.
Fishing around the cold fronts is the key to making a great day! The fishing out of the Gandy area has been on fire! Trout in the 17-24 inch class and multiple slot redfish being released as well as those over 27 inches. The smaller redfish are also easy pickings with a 1/8th
oz jig and a piece of shrimp slowly moved along the channel edges and drop offs!
The Snook bite has been on fire with whitebait readily available to the hard working individual! Read More
The fish are biting and the weather is nice, everyone should be trying to get out to do a little fishing. I have been fishing Tampa Bay with some great success. Every year the Redfish in Tampa Bay go back to their wintertime spots and I am not talking about the little 8 to 12 inchers that go to the rivers every year. The fish that I am talking about are the big ones. The Redfish are on the flats and some days they are up close to the shore, and some days they are over 500 yards from the shore. Read More
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
Well, like it or not winter is near. I personally love fishing in the winter time, negative low tides and gin clear water. Usually finding a few fish can mean a full days worth of action is close by. Redfish and Trout (although Trout is out of season for the remainder of year in our region) are the main targets however Snook, Flounder, Sheepshead, and juvenile Tarpon can be caught.
Recent trips have resulted in over 30 Redfish being caught on a single half-day charter. 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.