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Godzilla Mackerel Tampa Bay

Capt. Steven Markovich
November 19, 2010
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Captain Steven is back on the water after a quick Las Vegas vacation with the Admiral (aka my wife). Stayed at Aria Hotel in a word amazing, when in Las Vegas check it out.

Its prime King Fish season and that was our primary target on Saturdays trip along with Spanish Mackerel, Bonita and sharks. I picked up my angler at 6:00 am and headed to get bait. Captain Billy Nobles of the Reel Animals TV and Radio shows gave me a new bait spot. I tossed the net and could feel the vibration of trapped baits shooting up the mainline. I could not get the net over the gunwale as it was so full and heavy. I had to ask Dave for help. Never before have I ever had that many baits in the net.

We made a short run to St. Pete Beach and anchored up in 22'. The water temp was right at 67 degrees at 7 am. With only one angler long time friend Dave on board Captain Steven picked up a rod and joined the fun. Its also very competitive between the 2 of us. The first bait in was crushed by a Spanish Mackerel within 2 minutes of hitting the water. With the drag screaming we were surprised it wasn't a Kingfish instead a large 6 pound Spanish Mackerel.

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A steady flow of chummie white baits kept the action red hot for 3 hours. We took over 50 Godzilla Macks that morning.

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I cant recall Spanish Mackerel this big in such big quantities ever. We lost 2 Kingfish both mid 20 pounders. We also had sharks spinners and a brown shark I could not identify.

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Captain Steven Markovich

Target Species:

Kingfish Spanish Mackerel Bonita Sharks

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Light tackle fishing at its finest. Tarpon, redfish, snook, cobia, trout and other exciting game fish. Day or Night join USCG licensed Capt. Steven of On The Mark charters for an incredible day on Tampa Bay. Beautiful scenery and wildlife, Dolphin, Manatees, Egrets and Ibis are just some of the wildlife you may see. Book a charter today!

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On The Mark Charters
2333 Feather Sound Dr
C 207
Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: 727-252-9824
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