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East Bay Fishing Report

GOOD TIMES: Are we in winter or spring? It is hard to tell with this great weather we have been having, and this weekend is shaping up to look like a great spring day. So pack up the family and get out on the water for some great inshore action.

TROUT AND FLOUNDER: The trout and flounder bite continues to be impressive. Good numbers are being caught all over the bay. The south shore flats in about 4 feet of water seems to be their favorite hangout. Look for sandy holes inside of grass patches. The flounder have been held up in the same area but if you can find a sandy rocky bottom you will catch quite a few. Try dragging a shrimp on a No. 1 hook with a small split shot across the bottom. Make sure to work it as slowly as possible.

REDFISH AND SHEEPSHEAD: These two species are being caught off most docks with good water flow. You will want to toss a shrimp under the docks with a split shot as well. Keep a tight line so you can feel the bite.

SNOOK: If you are lucky enough to find white bait, the Hillsborough River is holding a lot of nice snook. Working the docks and bridges from downtown to north up the river will give you the best opportunity.

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

East Bay Fishing Report 01/10/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 1:52pm]
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