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Captain's Corner: Warming weather brings great action

What's hot: It did not take long for the weather to heat up. The strong east wind has made it feel like summer. Fishing is phenomenal in Tampa Bay right now. This month, target all your favorite species. Kingfish are around in good numbers and tarpon are at all the main bridges. The snook and redfish bite was strong through April and will continue this month.

Redfish: Redfish have been schooled up around Fort De Soto and South Tampa Bay. They should make their push into upper Tampa Bay this month. Expect good numbers around Weedon Island and Double Branch. The reds are mixed in with the big schools of mullet. The bite has been better on the slack and slow outgoing tide.

Snook: 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 arrive at a spot, throw out a big bait without chumming, to entice the bigger fish to eat. After about 15 minutes throw out chum to get the snook fired up.

Tarpon: To target tarpon, start around the Skyway Bridge. 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: Warming weather brings great action 05/15/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:28pm]
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