Fishing Report for Tampa Bay, St. Pete & Clearwater

April 16, 2011 –
We are seeing good number of tarpon on the beach.  It is all tide related with the fish moving only when the current is right.  Most of the fish on the beach this past week are small males (30- 70 LBS).  Lots of fun on a 10 weight.  The laid up fishing in side the bay is still going very strong and these are big fish, most over 100 lbs.

April 15, 2011 –
Finally the wind stop blowing and we were able to hunt tarpon with good conditions.  The result tarpon in the air.

March 24, 2011 –
The laid up tarpon fishing has has blown wide open.  We had twenty five shoots today though windy conditions made it difficult for the caster to get the fly in the right spot. ( Frustrating for all).  On a positive note, we should have another 6 weeks of this great fishing.

March 16, 2011 –
A good friend of mine Capt. Bryon Chamberlynn and I decided to head out today for a little early season Tarpon fishing.  The result, Bryon hooked and fought our first tarpon on the fly of the season.  The water temperature is still one degree from the whole laid up Tarpon fishing going off the chart.  Ben Blanco and Dave Komando had a great evening trip trip with me.  They release tons of trout mackerel and lady fish.  They had a little bet going on which one could catch a fish on the most consecutive cast in a row.  it was a tie at seven a piece.

March 2, 2011 –
I have had several very good trout and mackerel trips in the last two weeks. The Redfish fishing seems to be hit or miss.  Finding fish hasn’t been the problems but getting them to take a fly consistently has been a challenge.

February 16, 2011 –
With the warm weather our water temperature has climbed in to the low 70% so that mean only one thing: Tarpon.  We found our first laid up tarpon of the season.  The fly landed to far away on the first cast and to close on the second which resulted in the fish blowing out.  It only gets better from here.   The ´╗┐Spanish mackerel have started to show up and the trout fishing is strong.  We are starting to see more snook but they have warmed up enough to feed aggressively.

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