Great Fishing - Dodging Thunderstorms

2009-07-05 16:27:35
Tampa, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Central Tampa Bay
Woody Gore

Four anglers spent the morning with Capt. Woody Gore catching trout, mackerel, snook, redfish and while we fished mackerel we boated 14 gag grouper. All were below the slot limit and released but several almost made table. The gags ranged from 18 to 21 1/2 inches and where taking free-lined greenbacks being fished for mackerel. Talk about a hoot on light tackle... try wrestling a 21 inch 9 - 10 lb gag up to the surface.

A thunderstorm moved in from St. Pete and we had to make a run for it to another area. Set up and started catching one snook after another and a couple of decent redfish and trout.

Capt. Woody Gore


Fish Species: Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Mackerel, Bluefish
Bait Used: Greenbacks
Tackle Used: Light Spinning
Method Used: Free-lined
Water Depth: 3- 22 ft
Water Temperature: 88
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Speed: 5 - 15
Stephanie with nice gag
Stephanie with nice gag

This one almost go in the rocks but Rick fought him out.
This one almost go in the rocks but Rick fought him out.

Woody Gore

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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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