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East Bay Fishing Report

Tricky: November is a tricky month for fishing in Tampa Bay. Drastic weather changes, and fish in transition, can leave anglers scratching their heads in bewilderment. This happens frequently when trying to have a really good fishing trip this time of year. Yes, the weather feels great, especially after a long hot summer, but once again, it is hard to consistently score when it starts to get chilly.

What's Hot: The warm water outflow from the Apollo Beach power plant is a good place to try when it's cold. Creatures, other than multiple manatees, like the warm water too. Species like cobia, pompano, various sharks, and the omnipresent jack crevalle, all congregate in the bath-like water that flows from the plant. It might not be the best place on earth to fish, but this time of year it is a good bet that some action can be had there.

Tip: No matter what type of fishing, slow everything down. Fish are cold blooded animals and their metabolic rate drops down and so does their activity and feeding. Taking your time and the effort to do so is usually rewarded with more finicky fish.

What's Next: As the water continues to cool, look for catch and release snook to move way up into the areas of many rivers for relief from the cold. Other species like trout and reds will bunch up into potholes and also clump together in residential canals and docks. Fishing the docks requires extreme patience and super accurate casts. A shrimp flipped under a dock can be deadly.

Captain Dave Walker charters out of Tampa and can be reached at (813) 310-6531 or at www.snookfish.com.

East Bay Fishing Report 11/29/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 6:02pm]
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