Fish on Bridges & Rock Piles

2009-01-08 08:18:57
Tampa, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Upper Tampa Bay
Woody Gore

It was such a windy day I made the decision to stay close to wind breaks. Fished the Hillsborough River, Palm River unrestricted areas of the port in downtown Tampa. Of course the high winds would make it difficult at times but at least we where fishing and catching. We caught some nice sheepshead, snapper and a few smaller snook. The sheepshead and snapper came from the bridges and the snook off the rip-rap lines banks.

For the snook I would head hook a shrimp with a light jighead and pitch it toward the rocks. Bounce it down the drop and you would get hit.

For the sheepshead I used a #1 hook and #3 splitshot. I would scrape the pilings and drop it down with a piece of shrimp. The bite was quick.

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Fish Species: Sheepshead, Snapper, Snook
Bait Used: Shrimp
Tackle Used: Spinning
Method Used:
Water Depth: Varied
Water Temperature: 65
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:
Sheepshead have some teeth
Sheepshead have some teeth

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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