September Fishing Report – Tampa Bay and Port Richey

By September 19, 2012Fishing Reports

I’ll tell you like I told my Facebook friends, “there are at least 350,000,000 people missing out on the great inshore bite I’m on right now. Don’t be one of them”!

This past week we’ve caught snook, redfish, trout, mangrove snapper and even cobia. The bite is good! If you’re not fishing the Tampa Bay area right now, you’re missing out. The weather is JUST starting to cool off and the water temps have the fish in a happy Fall pattern and they are chewing.

Those that are able to go fishing right now are really enjoying a great early fall bite. Catching bait has been ridiculously easy, the redfish have been in the upper slot to over slot size, the snook have been biting better than they have in 3 years, and though the trout aren’t huge right now… they are everywhere.

Snook have been biting best in the Port Richey area on the last of the outgoing tide. Redfish have been eating best on the first of the outgoing tide and you can find them just outside creeks and rivers in the port Richey and Tarpon Springs areas. They’ve been chewing the bottom out of the boat at the first of the outgoing tide in St. Petersburg. Trout are everywhere and seem to really be digging incoming tides. With the water temps dropping, the fish are felling like Fall is coming and it has produced some really cool catches. There’s lots of variety out there like Cobia, spanish mackerel, and mangrove snapper.

Septemeber is slow in this business and it’s not because the fishing is slow. It’s not! Don’t let life get in the way. Let’s go fishing!