Tampa Bay Fishing With Live Bait

2009-09-01 08:12:46
Tampa, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Mid Tampa Bay
Woody Gore

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

Captain Woody Gore 813-477-3814)

We had a good morning catching plenty of snook, redfish, mackerel and snapper. The big redfish are moving into the bay and these giants are a hoot to catch on light tackle. It's important to remember to treat these big breeders with care. After all they are carrying the eggs of future reds. I always try to release them at boat side without too much handling.

The grey snapper are biting and it's fairly easy to catch a limit of these tasty fish. Small greenbacks or shrimp with a 1/0 circle hook and enough split-shoot to get it to the bottom are getting the most attention. The problem sometimes is getting the bait past the ladyfish. Don't be surprised if you catch a gag grouper when you're fishing structure or hard bottom around the bay.

The Spanish mackerel and bluefish are still around and it usually only takes a chum bag to get them going. We caught several decent cobia when the came up to investigate the chumming activity.

Capt. Woody Gore

www.captainwoodygore.com

813-477-3814

Fish Species: Snook, redfish, trout, mackerel, snapper, cobia, grouper, tarpon
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Austin with slot gag grouper caught when he fished with Capt. Woody Gore
Austin with slot gag grouper caught when he fished with Capt. Woody Gore

Decent snook caught on a morning trip with Capt. Woody Gore
Decent snook caught on a morning trip with Capt. Woody Gore

Woody Gore

About The Author: Captain Woody Gore

Company: Captain Woody Gore Charters

Area Reporting: Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg

Bio: Born and raised in Tampa, Capt. Woody developed a passion for fishing as a child and years later, he is still expanding his fishing knowledge base and skill levels. Now with over 50 years of worldwide fishing experience he does everything possible to create an unforgettable and world class fishing adventure.

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