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Tampa Bay Fishing Report: This week we’ve been targeting fish that we can take home and eat, mackerel, mangrove snapper, flounder and redfish.


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Photo: Captain Michael S. Murray

On a recent trip we landed many mackerel up to 5lbs, mangrove snapper up to 3lbs and redfish up to 7lbs.

With summer starting to wind down expect these summer species to continue to gorge themselves to fatten up for fall.

Bait seems to be everywhere all of the sudden, find the bait schools and you’ll find the fish. We’ve been fishing on the edge of these bait schools during the strongest tide of the day to find these fish. Power Pole down or anchor up, set up a chum slick and hold on for the fireworks!

Contact Info:
Captain Michael S. Murray