Fishing Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Fishing

It has been a great summer fishing Tampa bay.  There is still plenty of larger bait around the range markers in Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Island. There’s lots of smaller “fry” bait  showing up everywhere from Sarasota to Anna Maria Island too.

Fishing Tampa Bay

The Tarpon (picture) season has come pretty much to an end over the past couple weeks. There are still a few Tarpon around if you’re looking to catch a late season Tarpon but your time is running out.

Fishing Tampa bay for Snook has been epic from every shoreline of Tampa Bay to the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Most of my trips are catching 30 to 50 Snook  with some nice mid 30 Inch snook mixed in.  Most of the fish were reeling in our ranging from 20 to 30 inches.

Now the red fish are starting to show up in Tampa Bay. We are catching most of the redfish first thing in the morning before the boat traffic picks up. Most of the Redfish are 20 to 30 inches with a few really big ones mixed in over 35 inches.

Trout fishing Tampa Bay has been in 5 to 8 feet of water in the grass patches that are around Anna Maria Island. This Summers mangrove snapper bite has started and will only get better over the next few weeks. They are some of the best eating fish around. Something I don’t talk about that much is flounder because it is kind of a bye catch we don’t target them that much.  Although over the last two weeks we have been catching several and they are delicious .

If you are looking to book a fishing trip and are near Anna Maria Island Bradenton longboat key Sarasota or Tampa bay Saint Pete area book with me  Captain Ryan Taylor.

Call or text fishing guide Captain Ryan Taylor 941-812-7435