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Captain's Corner: Plenty of options in the bay

What's hot: This is the month of diverse opportunities. The choice of species is unlimited. You can target snook and tarpon in the morning, then Spanish mackerel, snapper, shark and cobia in the afternoon. Bait is loaded throughout the bay.

Technique: You can fish for tarpon a few different ways. At a bridge, use a threadfin or dead bait such as mullet or crab. If on the beach, set up in front of the rolling fish, use the same bait and let them come to you. Snook head toward coastal passes and adjacent beaches for the annual spawn this month. Big snook can be caught off the beaches. They eat most anything, including scaled sardines, threadfin, shrimp and most artificial plastics.

Tips: For constant action, go to the middle of the bay. Start around the shipping channel and markers. Spanish mackerel and sharks can be caught on almost every cast once chummed up. Make sure to use heavier leader with a long shank hook.

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

Captain's Corner: Plenty of options in the bay 06/15/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:04pm]
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