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Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Fishing Report: We have our new hatch bait everywhere, so we’ve been netting them up and turning them into food for Mangrove Snapper and Mackerel.


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Photo: Captain Michael S. Murray

We have also been fishing underneath our local bridges to beat the summer heat. We target giant black drum, pompano, Tarpon, and whatever else uses these structures for shade, hunting and protection.

Look for this pattern to continue through these dog days of summer.

The tarpon have started to infiltrate Upper Tampa Bay and will continue to increase in numbers throughout August.

Contact Info:
Captain Michael S. Murray