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Everything is Biting

Capt. Stewart Ames
March 10, 2021
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

March is simply a great time to fish off of West Central Florida. Big seatrout are still abundant in St. Joseph's Sound and with whitebait available now, the fishing can be absolutely crazy. As March progresses and water temps and tide heights both increase, redfishing will again hit it's stride. A recent trip produced 15 fish and these numbers should be easier to achieve on a regular basis as March turns into April. Whole small pinfish and cut baits will perform best. As more days are above seventy degrees now than not, backwaters are warming and snook are beginning to come to life as well. Small to medium sized fish are the norm, but larger fish will become more common in April.

Nearshore, the mangrove snapper bit has been stellar, with limits achievable on many days and fish averaging a couple of pounds. Mackerel are still a little scarce but consistent warmth should fix this problem soon. As long as March doesn't serve up any more nasty weather, this bite should be full on in a few weeks. With a little luck, kingfish will swing nearshore and provide some action as April arrives. A live well stuffed full of whitebait will make all of the above possible. Good luck and good fishing.

Tampa Bay Fishing Forecast:

Improving for almost every species mentioned above

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Gone Fishing Charters offers inshore/near shore fishing charters for all ages & skill levels. Expect a clean boat, quality tackle and a professional environment. A pre trip discussion with your captain will inform you of the best, current fishing opportunities based on recent outings, tides and weather. He'll also address any concerns/ questions you have to insure that you have the most enjoyable experience. Species targeted include snook, redfish, seatrout, kingfish, snapper, grouper and others

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Gone Fishing Charters
P.O. Box 541
Crystal Beach, FL 34681
Phone: 727-421-5291
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