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Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Brian Jill
April 4, 2010
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

With water temps in Tampa Bay hovering in the upper 60s to low 70s the fish are finally starting to thaw out and the fly fishing is improving. The weather is beginning to look more like spring each day with the wind and water settling down.

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Big black Drum are back and invading Tampa Bay, getting them on the fly is a blast! Bright color crab patterns have been the ticket for these beasts. These fish average 40-50 lbs and will easily give a 20 minute fight. The trout bite is improving over grass flats and some larger fish have been spotted around spoil islands and around sandy pot holes.

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Reds are still around and can be found in groups patrolling the shorelines and oyster bars. An accurately places fly will usually get their attention. Small baitfish flies and dark crab patterns have been working well. Mackerel are being caught on fly as well and this should pick up as the water gets a bit warmer. The Snook should start to show soon around grass flats adjacent to creek mouths, along shorelines, and at night around docks looking for a bite. Tampa Bay Tarpon season is right around the corner. Reserve your trip now with Capt. Brian for May-August for some prime time Tarpon action on the fly!!!

Capt. Brian Jill

Target Species:

Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Black Drum, Cobia

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Specializing in shallow water fly fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and more in the Tampa Bay Area and West Central Florida's gulf coast.

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Lost Coast Anglers
466 Magnolia Avenue
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-631-5578
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