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The Bite's Getting Right in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Fishing Report

Capt. John Rivers
February 25, 2017
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Tampa Bay Inshore Charter Fishing Report
Let's talk Sheepshead again first; the sheepshead bite remains very good even though the weather outside is more like spring instead of winter. This bite should stay decent for a couple more weeks. What is nice about this unusually warm winter is that the bait never really left Tampa Bay or St. Joseph Sound. White bait is on a few of the bridges and deep holes, chum them up and you'll have the cast net full in no time.

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With the bait still plentiful I've also been targeting Trout and Reds from time to time on the flats. Some large schools of redfish are starting to show their faces in areas that usually have fish later in March, but since it's been so warm, the fish are thinking spring is here already. I think it's going to be a great Spring Break and I'm excited to watch my clients have some rod bending, drag screaming action. At Capt. John Rivers Inshore Charters, I not only enjoy fishing more than most, I enjoy watching my clients catch fish too. It brings a smile to my face when someone is having a fun time catching his or her very first snook or saltwater fish regardless what it is.

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Spring is a great time to visit the Tampa Bay – Clearwater area because the weather is just about perfect most days and the fishing is outstanding on most days.
I'm keeping this report kind of short, to sum things up: Snook, Redfish, Trout and Sheepshead are all biting, just watch the tides, have the right bait and you should have a productive trip.
If you're a fellow bass-fisherman like I was or if you still bass fish, and don't want to toss live bait, we can toss artificials all day. Redfish, Snook and trout love top-water plugs and can't resist a jerk bait if it comes across their noses.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you and let me take you out on a fun fishing adventure.
Tight Lines… Capt. John

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Covering the Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St Petersburg area. Light tackle fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and more While cruising from spot to spot in our 24 ft custom Triton bay boat you will be riding in comfort, it has all the amenities. I'm a veteran fishing guide of 14 years and you'll be in good hands. Thanks for stopping by. Tight Lines... John

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