Tampa Bay Fishing Report

2008-07-30 15:54:03
Tampa, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Upper Tampa Bay
Woody Gore

Bait was easy this morning and it's finally getting some size to it. Three throws with the net and we had all the bait we needed. Started out heading north for some snook action but the tide was so high it was difficult getting them to eat.

Changed plans after an hour or so and heading back south to check out our favorite mackerel and trout spot. It took a few moves but finally got a good bite going. Had an nice limit of trout to 22 inches and several huge mackerel. Plenty of action with ladyfish, bluefish, mackerel and trout.

Dodged several thunderstorms all morning and only got a little damp but overall it was a good trip.


Capt. Woody Gore

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters



Fish Species: Snook, Trout, Mackerel
Bait Used: Greenbacks
Tackle Used: Spinning
Method Used: Freelined and Popping Cork
Water Depth: 3 to 9 feet
Water Temperature: 82.5
Wind Direction: SSW
Wind Speed: 5 - 20
Big Mack
Big Mack

Mikala with Big Mackerel
Mikala with Big Mackerel

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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