Friday, June 15, 2007

Around the Bay

It seems the Mangrove Snapper bite has picked up quite a bit along the ships channels in the bay. Find rock pilings or other structure along the deeper drop offs and you should hook up with some good mangroves. Snook are in the outer passes running in the current. Tarpon are at Gandy and Howard Franklin and should pick up with the new moon strong currents, a good blue crab or lady fish near the top can always hook something to fight. Might be a shark so be prepared. I personally won't be able to enjoy the fishing over here I am heading to San Diego for a week and will be fishing a little here and there in between work. But I am taking my poles and camera so look for a California Fishing Report when I return. Won't do much good here but anxious to see what the fishing is like on the other coast.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sunshine Skyway

With the onset of the summertime Weather Patterns. we are seeing calmer water and the fishing turn to Summer targets. Tarpon are moving across the outer beaches and within Egmont pass. Grouper and Sharks seem to eb a good bet at the skyway and it seems many of the other species are active across the bay. Look for more reports of Bridge Tarpon being caught and released. The Offshore reefs are holding a lot of action and with the flat waters it should make for a pleasant if not HOT trip out on the water on most weekends. Keep an eye on the thunderstorms and take the proper precautions.