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More Tampa Bay Tarpon!

By July 19, 2010Fishing Reports

Last Updated on July 19, 2010 by Capt. Jason

This past week was a lot of fun. I had a new baby girl! Well, my wife actually delivered her but was there to hold my wife’s hand 🙂 Plus, we jumped over 15 tarpon, landed some cobia, hooked some sharks, put several sea trout in the cooler and caught more mackerel than myself or any of my clients could count! What and awesome week!

Tampa Bay fishing has been great! Tarpon have again stolen the show. If you have a little patience, there’s nothing from stopping you from catching a fish of a lifetime right now. We’re hooking between 3 and 7 tarpon per trip with many being in the low 100lb range. Inbetween tarpon bites we’re also getting a good mackerel bite, some grouper, a few snapper and also a few cobia.

We’re fishing the Sunshine Skyway bridge in St. Petersburg for the most part right now but there are also some tarpon spread out along several area beaches. Threadfin herring has been the ticket to the best bite and we’ve been starting the charters early in the morning to try to beat the heat and to also beat the afternoon thunderstorms.

If you ever wanted to hook a “silver king” now is the time. The fish will be here until at least early October but the sooner the better as migratory fish will begin leaving the area in a month or so while resident fish will move up into the bay.

Call 813-300-2147 to book your Tampa Bay tarpon fishing charter today!