FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 1ST 2021
Hello everyone! We had a very busy spring season. Busiest I have ever seen. The kingfish came through in huge numbers all throughout March. The fish have become more sporadic in Arpil, and now in May we will probably just have a few scragglers left to catch. They are all moving North in search of cooler water. Fishing in the bay for trout, snook, jacks, and spanish mackerel has been good the last couple of weeks fishing flats and natural ledges in Tampa Bay. Offshore the surface bite has slowed a bit with the warmer water, but the barracudas and sharks are starting to show up which will take the place of the kingfish and little tunny tunas that were here in the spring. Bottom fishing has remained strong for key west grunts, porgies, and the occasional keeper red grouper. Most of our summer fishing will consist of bottom fishing for key west grunts, and mangrove snapper. While fishing the surface with pin fish and other live baits for barracuda’s and sharks. In the bay we will be able to find spanish mackerel, snook, and trout using live pilchards. If you would like to try and catch a Goliath Grouper on the rope, I suggest fishing in June, July and August. We find artificial wrecks in Tampa Bay and in the Gulf, and drop a rope with a large circle hook and an even bigger bait!
Thanks! Captain Tony