John Rivers

Tampa Bay Charter Inshore Fishing Report:

October is known for many things, cooler temps up north and usually here as well, pumpkin spice on the menu, and of course, lots of Redfish!!

October is a great month to target redfish and snook. The water gets cooler, making them feed more and the bait is very plentiful; it’s a win-win for everyone.

I’ve been out a few times over the past week and the fishing has been outstanding. Lots of slot reds, with a few over-slot mixed in. The snook are chewing the baits off the hooks and some are getting the best of us by taking us in the mangroves or rocks, but it’s still a blast seeing them slam our offerings.

Now that the weather is a lot more bearable, with cooler temps and less humidity, it’s time to start planning a fall fishing trip.
I’ve been guiding 15 years and promise you a professional trip with rods bending and smiles all around.

Take a look around my site and if I’m what you’re looking for in a light tackle Tampa Bay Fishing Guide, then give me a shout or send me an email.

Have a great day,

Capt. John Rivers    

Fish Species: Redfish, Snook
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Snook fishing in Tampa Bay getting good
Snook fishing in Tampa Bay getting good

The redfish bite in Tampa Bay hetting up.
The redfish bite in Tampa Bay hetting up.

John Rivers

About The Author: Captain John Rivers

Company: Rivers to Bay Fishing Charters

Area Reporting: Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St Peterburg

Bio: I have a lifetime of fishing knowledge and over 8yrs of experience fishing the northern gulf coast and our local water ways. I have enjoyed fishing all my life. While living in the Midwest, I fished Kentucky & Barkley Lake for years along with the Ohio River and many local water ways. My first passion was bass fishing, but when I came to Florida, I found my new love Salt Water Fishing !

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