Friday, May 23, 2008

Tarpon Fishing Is Here

Its that time of year when the Tarpon are rolling across the Tampa Bay Area and The Full moon has made the fish even more active. Look for the tarpon at the mouth of the bay all along the Skyway Bridge and in the Egmont channel. Also look for them along the Gandy Bridge. Tarpon are agressive fast fish and can close the distance between boats quickly so remember to give other fisherman in your area ample room to fight their fish and help out when you can if you can. Tarpon are a great Catch and as you can see they are great to get a picture in then release. The picture in this post was sent in by

Capt. Brook Wallace
Full Boat Charters - Bradenton, FL

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Great Fishing Weekend

With the Tarpon Showing and being caught in the bay already and the King fish still hitting regularly. The fishing should be great this weekend. Redfish have been reported on most of the flats, especially near Weedon Island and Cobia have been caught there and seem to be hitting freelined shrimp and small whitebaits. If your not out with your Mother this weekend make it a point to go fishing the weather is great and getting better and the fish know it. Be sure to check the flats near St. Joseph sound and in the 3 rooker. Anclote area for some good steady fishing action.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tarpon Time

Its getting close to that time of year when the tarpon are all over the Tamp Fishing Areas. Reports are coming in about Tarpon being caught off some of the passes near 3 rookers, Egmont and others. Kings will be in the same areas until the end of the month as well. Don't forget the "Suncoast Tarpon Round-up" is this month. For more information check out the Tournament Web Site.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Tarpon Key Trout

On the water by 5:45am and headed towards Tarpon Key down near Ft. Desoto. The wind was out of the NE and the tide was coming in. We started with a little top water and found that the trout were hitting nicely in about 4-6ft of wate. My wife landed the first nice sized 24" and then I was able to bring in about a 22" We continued catching them all morning and the wind died down and about 7:00am we started with the gulp and I finally landed about a 24" keeper and we saw a lot of fish and even a couple of 30+ snook crusing the shoreline. At about 8:00am we switched back to Top water and the trout were back on top.

We fished about another hour and called it quits. We were really looking for Reds but the trout were a nice steady fight all morning long.

Tight Lines.