Fishing Reports

The Weather is Turning for the Better

From the North end of Anna Maria Island and Egmont Key all the way up into Tampa Bay and the Manatee River is teaming with life right now.

We are having stellar days of fishing on our inshore charters. The snook have been plentiful around the bay on the flats around the sandbars and mangrove shorelines. Redfish have been mixed in with the snook and we have been catching them on whitebait which has also been very easy to find on all the grass flats around Emerson Point. The deeper flats are holding seatrout and tons of jacks, Spanish mackerel, and bluefish. If you are looking to catch a lot of fish now is the time to go fishing around here!

The first significant cold front is on its way coming through our area on Friday this week. We are going to have some great fishing this fall.

On beaches the crab traps are out and that means tripletail. Great eating fish and it is a fun sight fishing experience to cast at the fish and watch them eat the bait just a couple yards from the boat. The schools of bait along the beach have been getting eaten by bonita and Spanish mackerel. I have also hear a few reports of kingfish being caught in the last couple days which will become a fun option to troll and live bait fish on our near shore fishing charters.

This is a magical time of year for the sheer numbers of fish that are around and willing to feed, making for fun all day long! Give me a call at 813-220-8725 to book a charter with me and see what fall fishing is all about!