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The Heat of Summer is Upon Us

Capt. Stewart Ames
August 3, 2020
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

The crazy snook bite in Northern Pinellas County is starting to wind down. Large fish are still being caught but not nearly in the numbers of a few weeks ago. With that said, double digit snook days were happening right up until August…but smaller male fish were making up a larger percentage of the catches. Groups of snook can still be found but these fish are beginning to move. A decent percentage of the largest fish may have pushed off shore a bit while other fish have moved inside the intercostal, taking up residence along spoil islands and some locations on mangrove shorelines.

Redfishing remained hit and miss with fish being caught everywhere from out on the beach over the sand to the backs of residential canals. August can produce some excellent redfishing and some not so good days as well. The beauty of redfishing is that a decent group of fish could be found on any day. The likelihood of this happening will improve as summer heads towards fall. Cut baits, whitebait, pinfish and smaller grass grunts have all produced fish in the last month.

Tarpon sightings off the beach have become a fairly uncommon event although there are likely some fish still around. Seatrout are small for the most part with an occasional quality fish coming from both beach and inshore locations. Good luck and good fishing.

Target Species:

Snook, redfish, seatrout, kingfish, snapper,

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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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