This week has been down then up for Tampa Bay fishing. I started off the week with a couple trips that were tough fishing. Bait did a disappearing act at the begging of the week. All the bait the was holding at the Skyway Bridge took off for deeper waters. Later in the week I started going out off the beach to get smaller bait (barley fish-able). Luckily, it has been plentiful and the fish seem to like it as well.
This week has been slow and steady with the Tarpon bite. We are still managing to get a couple fish, especially towards the end of the week. I worked my tail off trying to get bait and to get the bites. Sometimes its just not your day and the fish don’t always want to corporate! Towards the end of this week the bite picked up (Video) as we got closer to the full moon and better tide cycles. While Tarpon fishing, we are still managing to pick up Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, and small Sharks.
Even the inshore bite was tough a the beginning of the week. Snook and Trout were the easiest finds. We were finally able to get the Redfish going on Friday. We caught about 8 fish around 24″-31″. The Snook bite was pretty awesome toward the end of the week. I believe this next week should be pretty good for fishing.
There are several smaller schools of Snook and Redfish being found on the flats in 2′-3′ of water around bigger potholes. I only trout fished 1 day this week and the bite has remained consistent with fish moving towards a little shallower water around 3′. Also, this week we picked up a couple of flounder fishing in about 4′-5′ of water on the sand near deep grass patches. If you are looking to book at fishing charter or fishing trip and are near Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Pete, or Tampa areas book with Anna Maria Inshore Fishing, LCC call Fishing Guide Capt. Kyle (941) 345-7182 www.annamariainshorefishing.com