Fishing Reports

Heavy Rain Lately Has Fish Fired up

The past couple weeks on our Bradenton fishing charters we have experienced a ton of afternoon rain which has cooled the water significantly. The redfish have been very active and we have located schools in Tampa Bay and they are hungry! They have been scattered along the mangroves mixed in with snook as well. We have been catching both the snook and reds on live pilchards which have been mostly small but manageable to catch. We have started to see a little bit of life coming back in Sarasota bay lately which is a great sign. The tarpon are still around in decent numbers that we are still hooking a couple fish inside of the bay. The mackerel and mangrove snapper have still been all over the bay on the har making for a tasty meal if you are looking for a fish dinner.

The water near shore has been spotty with scattered red tide which has prevented me from doing charters out there. Past 10-12 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico in most areas you will start to see clean water which is promising for our kingfish run when the water cools down and the red tide clears.

If you are interested in getting out on the water in Bradenton or Sarasota whether it be to fish or do some sightseeing and island hopping give me a call at 813-220-8725 to book your adventure and have a fun safe day out on the water!