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Snook fishing is hot in Tampa

Capt. Troy Mainzer
December 8, 2013
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Snook fishing in Tampa Bay has been awesome. It certainly doesn't feel like winter at all since it has been in the 80's. We are catching good numbers of fish on every trip and today we had a spectacular day catching 45 snook as well as some trout and redfish. Most of these fish are around 24 inches but we are catching plenty bigger ones and usually catching a couple over 30 inches each trip. These snook put up an awesome fight and keeping them out of the mangroves is a true test. The redfishing has also been decent and there have been some very big trout. The wintertime low tides can be very good because they push large numbers of fish until small concentrated areas. A deep hole in the middle of a flat can be loaded with fish.

This is Gary from England with a 32 inch snook he caught on his recent charter

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Another snook

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I still have openings this month if you are looking to get on some fish. I am also beginning to book my dates for this upcoming tarpon season which will be here before we know it. If this weather keeps up they will be here sooner than usual! Catching a 100+ lb tarpon is an experience that I believe everybody needs to have. You will remember your first tarpon for the rest of your life.

Email me at totallyriggedfishing@gmail.com or call me at 813-293-4750 if you have any questions or are interested in booking a trip! The fishing is going to remain very hot this month so don't miss out.

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Totally Rigged Fishing Charters
2509 Cozumel Dr.
Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: 813-293-4750
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