GFF Newsletter
SignUp

Email:

 

 

Is Great Florida inshore fishing is just around the corner?

Fishing reports for the entire United States coastline and freshwater systems.

Is Great Florida inshore fishing is just around the corner?

Postby captainbrook » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:59 pm

Is great Florida inshore fishing just around the corner? No, I beleive it’s already here (SEE PICTURES BELOW). The past two weeks of fishing with clients have been very exciting despite the on and off cold fronts and mild winds. Many of my customers are catching a mixed bag of fish to keep the action consistent. Snook are now starting to show up just about everywhere, we are catching snook around structure such as docks, bridges, seawalls and canals. I’ve been searching for them on the flats, but they just aren’t quite there yet. We have been spotting bigger snook at night around dock lights, along with nice-sized trout, which is a very good sign if anyone is interested in a night charter. Redfish can be steady, but they seem to be on the move and not holding any particular area for too long. Redfish, when I find them, have been eating heavily. I catch reds when I spot big schools of mullet. Look for those big jumper mullets and you will find redfish mixed in. To my surprise the Sheepshead fishing is completely off the charts. I’ve had clients in these last few weeks catch monster sheepshead. I know they all had a delicious dinner. Strangely, this last month has brought an absolute truckload of small to mid-sized mangrove snappers into Tampa Bay waters and they are feasting at all times, regardless of what the tides may be doing. I can’t seem to recall a season when so many mangrove snappers have shown up. But who really cares they’re fun to catch, great eating and the best bait thieves on the planet, which keep things interesting. The other strange catch of last week was a hogfish snapper. I took a couple guys from Moscow, Russia on a fishing charter and their first catch of the day was a hogfish snapper caught near one of Sarasota’s many intercoastal bridges. What a surprise, I haven’t seen a hogfish snapper in quite sometime. Our good fortune is due in part to the reliable supply of lively shrimp and the warming of our local waters. We have been catching small greenback shiners for bait, but the fish don’t seem hungry for them yet. Small pinfish and small hand-select shrimp are getting the job done right now. If you’re interested in some good fishing on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast give me a call and let’s go get ‘em. Remember; always keep your rod tip up and I’ll see you out on the water.

Capt. Brook Wallace
Full Boat Charters - Anna Maria Island, FL
http://www.floridainshoreguide.com
captainbrook@tampabay.rr.com
Attachments
Picture1.jpg
Snook near the Mangroves
Picture1.jpg (12.46 KiB) Viewed 321 times
captbrookhogfish.jpg
Hogfish Snapper Caught on Sarasota, Florida's Intercoastal Waterway.
captainbrook
Minnow
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:37 pm

Re: Is Great Florida inshore fishing is just around the corner?

Postby allingeneral » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:35 pm

:welcome: Welcome to the forum Captain. :welcome:

Thanks for the report and the photos. We look forward to hearing more from you in the coming weeks and months.

:fishing:
--
Rick
The only way you'll ever catch fish is to Go Fishing Forum (.net)!! :)
User avatar
allingeneral
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1239
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:39 pm
Location: Virginia

Re: Is Great Florida inshore fishing is just around the corner?

Postby Pike_Master » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:18 am

Welcome and nice fish!!
Git-R-Done
Pike_Master
Outdoorsman
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:53 am
Location: Churchville,Ny


Return to Fishing Reports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest

Your doctor will need to check your skin on a regular basisAldara over the counter You may develop new lesions during treatment with imiquimod topical.

cron