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February Fishing 2016

Capt. Rick Gross
February 6, 2016
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Winter time in Florida means it is sheepshead time. The striped convicts are in full blown spawning mode. This makes for some great fishing around the many passes and reefs both in Tampa Bay and on the Gulf of Mexico.

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Shrimp, sand fleas, fiddler crabs and even barnacles work great for bait. While sheepshead maybe the main target you may catch mangrove snapper, scamp, porgy's, flounder and white grunts just to name a few.

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All of which make tasty fillets in the fryer.

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Speckled Trout are on the deeper grass flats along with Bluefish and maybe even Pompano. Shrimp under a popping cork work great for this kind of fishing. If you are into throwing lures use those that imitate shrimp.

Thank You & Good Fishing!

Capt. Rick Gross


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Light Tackle Sport Fishing on Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Live bait a speciality but also fly fishing and artifcals. Fish for Snook, Trout, Reds, Tarpon, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerl to name a few. Half-day and full-day trips. The Fishy Business is a 24' Privateer Renegade center console. With tower GPS and Color Video fish finder. She can easily take up to four people. All licenses and tackel as well as fish cleaning are provided.

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Fishy Business LLC
5502 3rd Ave Plaza West
Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone: 941-730-5148
Alt. Phone: 941-794-3308
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