Tampa Bay Open Water

2008-06-26 21:27:59
Tampa, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Tampa Bay
Woody Gore

We've been catching plenty of big Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Sea Trout and some of the largest Flounder I've caught in the bay. We're using 15# PowerPro Braid to 40# Seaguar to 80# Seaguar with Longshank 3/0 Hooks freelined in 7 to 7 feet of water over the deeper grass beds. Chum only with live greenies or you'll bring in the smaller sharks. Even if you do they're plenty of fun to catch on light tackle. Remember if you handle them be certain to grab them behind the head and not by the tail. Sharks have no skeletal system and if grabbed by the tail only you could receive a severe bite when the spin around. We've caught 2 flounder last week over 25 inches and trout to 24 inches. The mackerel are huge and will really test you metal and tackle.

Fish Species: Mackerel, Trout, Bluefish, Flounder
Bait Used: Greenbacks
Tackle Used: Spinning
Method Used: Freeline w/Heavy Leader & Longshank Hooks
Water Depth: 9
Water Temperature: 88
Wind Direction: S/W
Wind Speed: 5-10
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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