Tampa Bay and Tarpon Springs Fishing Report

By October 6, 2010Fishing Reports

Summer is over and sure enough, cooler weather has arrived. And none too soon I might add. I woke up to run a charter a few days ago and the thermometer in my truck said it was 60 degrees! Awesome! Highs have been in the low 80’s and humidity has been just about nil. In short, it has felt absolutely wonderful out on the water.

The fish have really turned on with the cooler weather as well. Redfish are beginning to school up in large numbers to get ready for their fall spawn. I’ve already seen and fished a few schools of redfish that number well over 1,000 fish. If you hit them at just the right time of the tide, you can really have a lot of fun catching over slot redfish right now.

Bigger trout are starting to show up and that’s a welcome change from the smaller trout that are typically around during the summer. We’ve had nemerous days recently with several trout being over 20″. We’ve even had a few trout over 24″ lately.

The redfish and trout bite should continue to get better and better. As the water temps drop (slowly) the redfish schools will get bigger and the trout will get larger.

If you’re looking to get out on the water to enjoy some great fishing, now is a great time to do so. We’re having the best weather of the year and the bite is getting better and better each day.