"Red" hot fishing!
Capt. Clay Eavenson
April 6, 2008
Tarpon Springs - Saltwater Fishing Report
Apart from the few "good" days we've had lately, the rest of them have been "great" We've had 20+ redfish days with 20+ trout days and a few snook and cobia brought to the boat over the past week. Fishing Charters in Tarpon Springs and Clearwater have been blessed this past week with great weather and even better fish catching.
It's been a long week and I was booked for almost all of it so you'll have to forgive me for not being able to remember everyone's names. But early in the week Jeff and his son redeemed a gift certificate for a fishing charter and it was fun to watch his son catch his first redfish. I think we got another young one hooked on fishing.
Then Steven peacock and some of his buddies from work decided to have a "corporate meeting" on the water. It was a good decision as much was accomplished. We even found time to catch a bunch of huge trout and our limit of redfish several times over.
On Thursday, I was part of a group charter set up by my good friend Capt. Greg DeVault. I had the opportunity to fish with Tony, Mike, and Vinny. We slaughtered redfish that day. and lost two MONSTER snook to the mangroves.
Then yesterday was the one exception to the week. It was slow. But we fished an area I hadn't been to in a few weeks so I knew it was going to be tough because we'd have to search for fish. Chuck and I go way back. When I first finished playing baseball with the Yankees chuck hired me to coach private baseball lessons for his son's baseball team. He found out I was a full time fishing guide through another guide and gave me a call. I showed him several spots in St. Pete but the high winds and my lack of fishing time down there lately had me a little off my game. We still caught fish but just not the numbers I would have liked.
Tarpon Springs Fishing Forecast:
All in all it was an awesome week. The fishing continues to get better and better and the weather continues to get better as well. Yesterday when I was near the Sunshine Skyway I could swear I smelled tarpon in the air. I know there are a few around and that they will be here in full force soon. I can't wait. I'll be chasing down 150lb fish before I know it. Hopefully you'll be on the front of the boat, holding onto the rod for dear life as the "silver king" tries to drag us to Mexico. :)
Redfish, Trout, Snook
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