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Spring madness targeting Tarpon, Snook, and Trout

Capt. Wayne Johnson
April 17, 2012
Anna Maria - Saltwater Fishing Report

Week of April 7th, 2012

Captain Wayne Johnson with www.extremeflatsfishing.com out of Regatta Point Marina located in Palmetto, FL reporting the week of fishing for April 7h of 2012 fishing the lower Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, down to Long Boat Key. Fishing this week again has been awesome! We have targeted Snook, Tarpon, and Sea Trout fishing the lower Tampa Bay just south of the Skyway.

The Tarpon bite is still going strong on days you can get out to fish the bridge. We have only fished Tarpon this week once due to the winds and jumped one fish in a couple of hours fishing. The bait of choice so far this season has been Thread Fins fishing the up current side of the bridge. If you can stand the wind you will jump some fish!

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Our Trout fishing continues to be phenomenal, if you're looking for a steady bite our Lower Tampa Bay flats' fishing is still off the charts! The best part about targeting these Trout you just do not know what you are going to catch. Along with Sea Trout we have caught Cobia, Black Sea Bass, Flounder, Grouper, and a ton of Mackerel. We have been fishing deep sea grass beds from 6 to 8 feet of water and the action is serious!

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Our Snook bite continues to be strong, catching plenty of line-siders in the shallows while back water fishing. The great thing about fishing for Snook is that it's absolutely full of excitement; chumming with white bait and the Snook are popping around the boat, you are more less site fishing the explosion of the Snook hitting the bait at the top of the water. If you want some heart pound action on light line this is the ticket!

The upside while fishing the lower Tampa Bay is there are so many options we can target Tarpon early and when finished we can go catch some Snook; it is your adventure and it's up to me to get you on the fish!

To book you big adventure now is the time while fishing is off the charts! Please contact Captain Wayne Johnson @ 941-773-3513 or [email protected].

We can accommodate adventures of any size, from 2 to 4 clients, children are welcome, military discounts, and senior citizen discounts available; as well as multi-boat excursions.

Wayne Johnson

Target Species:

Snook, Trout, and Tarpon

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Captain Wayne with Extreme Flats Fishing; fishing out of Regatta Point Marina Palmetto, Fl specializes in in-shore and near-shore light tackle sport fishing for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Sea-Trout, Shark, Cobia, Snapper, and Grouper. Captain Wayne is a licensed USCG captain and has been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, Long Boat Key, and Bradenton for over 25 years.

Contact Info:

RWJ Yacht Management LLC
4412 85 th ave cir e
parrish, FL 34219
Phone: 941-773-3513
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