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Captain's Corner: Summer fishing remains strong inside Tampa Bay

Summer fishing continues to be awesome inside Tampa Bay with snook, tarpon and mangrove snapper all on fire. Snook fishing has been phenomenal with plenty of juvenile fish caught every day. This is great news considering that the 2010 cold fronts almost wiped out our populations. Tarpon fishing inside the bay has picked up as our resident fish have pushed into the bay and have been feeding on the millions of glass minnows around the channels. The key with tarpon is to pick the right tides. Typically you will find success fishing the outgoing tides around the new and full moons. These are peak times as tides seem to flow best. Mangrove snapper have been productive around the wrecks and rocky structure in the bay. Snapper fishing in the summer is great and on a good day you can have your limit in about an hour. Smaller bait have moved into the flats. This is great snapper bait. Make sure to load up with plenty of chum bait, both dead and alive.

Jason Prieto is a full-time fishing guide and can be reached at (813) 727-9890.

Captain's Corner: Summer fishing remains strong inside Tampa Bay 08/09/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:16pm]
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