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Captain's Corner: Snapper plentiful in bay

What's hot: Snapper have invaded the bay along with the hordes of bait fry. A quarter-inch mesh net is a must. Every flat is holding schools of the bait fry. After securing your bait start fishing right where you caught bait. Many times, as the fry is chummed in the trout mackerel and sharks come in, and once in a while a cobia or tarpon will show up. Snapper are holding on the bridges, dock pilings, rock piles and sea walls. The feisty critters are excellent table fare. North of Tampa Bay, scallops are coming on strong in the Homosassa area.

Tim Whitfield can be reached at (813) 714-0889 or tim@swiftfishcharters.com.

Captain's Corner: Snapper plentiful in bay 07/17/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:33pm]
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