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Fall Fishing Heats Up

Capt. Stewart Ames
October 30, 2020
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The fall bite is beginning to materialize and will only get better. The first kingfish of the year showed up about two weeks ago and, mixed in with these were jumbo mackerel and large bonita. Some anglers may feel that fishing for grouper and snapper will produce a better dinner, and rightfully so, but catching a mixed bag of 20 - 30 fish where the smallest is 3 lbs and the largest is 15-20 lbs is hard to beat from the entertainment perspective. With that said, near shore gag grouper are still available here and there, as are the snapper. As of the writing of this report, a cold front has just arrived with another to follow shortly. The winds associated with these fronts will upset the fishing in the near term but expect the fishing to be even better once things have settled down.

Running back inshore on the last few charters has produced consistent catches of redfish (of all sizes), small to medium snook and a few large sea trout. The redfishing should hold up for a while, the snook will become more difficult once the real cold weather gets here, but the big seatrout will arrive in abundance….likely in very good numbers based on the lack of harvest of this species over the last few years. Good luck and good fishing.

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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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