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Variety is King! Mahi_Grouper_Snapper_Amberjack & Shark!

Capt. Lance Brooks
April 12, 2013
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

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William called Bent Charters looking for a Captain that would do more than go for grunts. He was weary of catching small grouper and endless grunts on other charter boats. I assured him that we are known for going beyond the expected. We know the value of giving our customers the best trip possible. 
   Will, Matt and Paul showed up at Madeira Beach marina ready for an adventure. As we made our way out of Johns Pass we hit open water and ran straight to our private traps. We set bait traps to allow us daily fresh bait without all the time wasted trying to "catch" bait. That puts us ahead of the game already.
   A 30 mile run to our AJ spot and we baited up. Armed with live pigfish our hooks were dropping.  That beautiful sound of line screaming off the spool....FISH ON! The Amberjack were crushing baits left and right. Then Will had a different sort of bite....SHARK. Fighting back and forth for some 20 minutes his blacktip friend made an appearance circling the boat. After a few rounds she broke off, but not before we snapped some nice pics.
   Ok..ok...back to business. We pulled anchor and shot over to a few spots picking up Mangos and some nice keeper red grouper for the box. The Gag grouper we were having to throw back were up to 15 lbs. Season opens for them in July! Just about ready to call it a day and we spot a shark to the left and something hitting on the right. A quick pitch of a cigar minnow and the Mahi Mahi was on the hook. Will reeled it in and it was added to the already variety filled ice box.
   With Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Amberjack and Mahi in the box we made the ride back to the Marina. Will, Matt and Paul were happy to have chosen Bent Charters to redeem their faith in Charters in our area of the Gulf of Mexico. We aim to please!

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   So if you are planning a trip to the Tampa Bay area, St Pete or even Orlando we are worth the drive. Madeira Beach and Treasure Island has great beaches to visit and minutes from the Marina we launch from. You can even enjoy the Johns Pass village while your here.
   Check out our reviews on Tripadvisor or follow us on Facebook.
   Call us to book your trip ! (727) 614-6104

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Heather Brooks
Capt Lance Brooks
Bentcharters.com

Target Species:

Red Grouper, Amberjack, Snapper

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Bent Charters is a FULLTIME 4 boat fleet.Want to fill the box w/grouper or fight BIG fish..we do it all. FISH GUARANTEED! We run Deep Sea & Inshore trips for up to 6 people.SEE OUR TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS or Facebook! Close to Johns Pass in Madeira Beach/Treasure Island area of ST Pete. 30 mins to Tampa or Clearwater & 90 min to Orlando. Area Fish* Grouper, Snapper,AJ,Shark,Cobia,Tarpon, Permit,Mahi,Tuna, Kingfish,Mackerel,Trout, Redfish, Drum, Sheepshead,Tripletaik,Goliath(Jewfish) & Barracuda.

Contact Info:

Bent Charters Fishing
12020 5th St E
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Phone: 727-235-9599
Alt. Phone: (727) 614-6104
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