Tampa Bay Fishing Report By: Capt. Woody Gore

Look for snook on tidal flats, especially those with deep channels or cuts. They forage the flats early in the morning and move toward the mangrove shade lines or deeper water as the sun heats up. Try using greenbacks or artificial lures on moving tides.

Expect some good redfish days around the same areas. Look for tailing reds or that familiar rusty red color on low water flats. They’ll also begin pushing into the mangroves and oyster bars on incoming tides.

Normally, you can catch trout on the healthy grass flats throughout the summer. Look for fair-sized fish on the deeper grass flats with sandy potholes. Live shrimp or greenbacks under a popping cork should do nicely. Occasionally, free-lined baits in and around the sandy potholes produce larger fish and the occasional flounder.

Tarpon fishing comes alive in June. They’re all over the place, from the beach to the bays and they’re hungry. Threadfins, greenbacks and crabs are abundant, and the tarpon are there to eat.

For all you freshwater anglers, early morning action is still good.

Give me a call and let’s go fishing – 813-477-3814

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