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Captain's Corner: All species in play during fantastic May

Well, it did not take long for the weather to heat up. The strong east wind sure has made it feel like summer. Fishing is phenomenal in Tampa Bay. May will allow you to target all your favorite species. Kingfish are around in good numbers and tarpon are being caught at all the main bridges. The snook and redfish bite has been strong all through April and will continue in May. There are good numbers of redfish around Weedon Island and Double Branch. Reds are mixed in with big schools of mullet. The bite has been better on the slack and slow outgoing tide. The snook bite is really hot as they start to fatten up for the spawn. They have been more aggressive in the late morning and afternoon. When you pull up to a spot, throw out your biggest bait without chumming to entice the bigger fish. After about 15 minutes throw out chum to get the snook all fired up. To target tarpon, start around the Skyway Bridge. You can pass the time waiting for a bite by catching Spanish mackerel. They will be everywhere in Tampa Bay.

Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at (813) 390-6600 or visit tampacharters.com.

Captain's Corner: All species in play during fantastic May 05/02/16 [Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2016 6:45pm]
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