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Capt. Woody Gore Tampa Bay Fishing Guide Report

Capt. Woody Gore
September 25, 2014
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Snook fishing through the summer is almost a given. Practically every angler is looking to catch them and given the amount of fishing pressure especially during weekends it is a wonder they bite at all. Practically any mangrove shoreline holds snook provided there is bait and structure. Terrific ambush feeders Snook love lying in wait along shady mangrove root systems. Rocky shores and adjacent sand bars are also good places to investigate. Early morning flats produce when using topwater lures, but remember live greenbacks and cut bait also produces.

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Redfishing continues to produce some good days around the grass flats and mangroves. Heavy pushes and mullet schools are key factors in finding moving or feeding redfish. Finding redfish means covering plenty of water, but once located they do not venture too far if there is food present. Keep in mind as long as there is food there is fish. Live greenbacks and dollar-size pinfish work and are good choices. Do not forget the old standby… live shrimp and cut bait.

Spotted Sea Trout remains strong through the summer. Search out deep grass flats looking for grass beds with plenty clean moving water and broken bottom or potholes. Tampa Bay offers good fishing areas using live shrimp and greenbacks free lined or under popping corks. The many broken-bottom flats with potholes are producing larger fish and an occasional flounder.

We're also catching plenty of silver trout some topping the scale at a pound and a half to two pounds. These are great eating and awesome fun for the kids to catch.

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Markers and sandy flats are good places for Cobia. They frequent markers especially those holding bait and cruise the flats usually following large rays.

Mackerel, Bluefish, Jacks, and Ladyfish offer diversity during the summer and continue to be strong on moving tides. Fishing around structure or fish attractors are good starting places. Or just look for schooling threadfins and you'll find the fish.

"Give Me a Call & Let's Go Fishing" – 813-477-3814 Captain Woody Gore has been guiding and fishing the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Bradenton, and Sarasota areas for over fifty years; his level of customer service, experience and attention to detail allows him to offer world class fishing adventures and a lifetime of memories.

Single or Multi-boat Group Charters are all the same. With years of organizational experience and access to the areas most experienced captains, Woody can arrange and coordinate any outing or tournament. Just tell him what you need and it's done. Visit his website at:

WWW.CAPTAINWOODYGORE.COM, send an email to wgore@ix.netcom.com or give him a call at 813-477-3814.

Target Species:

Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Mackerel, Grouper

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If you you’re interested in catching fish, having a memorable fishing adventure or perhaps learning some new fishing tips. Capt. Woody Gore is the one to call. He’s fished Florida for over 50 years and offers professionally guided fishing charters in and around Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota, Clearwater, and Tarpon Springs. "Give Me a Call & Let's Go Fishing"

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Tampa Fishing Charters
5952 Harvey Tew Rd
Plant City, FL 33565
Phone: 813-477-3814
Alt. Phone: 813-982-2034
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