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Snook Bite Red Hot, Sprinig Has Arrived in Tampa Bay

Capt. John Rivers
March 26, 2017
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

It is officially Spring in the Tampa Bay area. Snook are all over the place and they are feeding well. Live bait is the best choice, but if you like tossing artificials, no worries, you'll catch your fair share as well. Schools of redfish are also showing up on the flats in a few areas. These fish are very boat shy, so be quiet and patient and you'll hook a few. Once again, live or cut bait has been the best way to hook these skittish bronze beauties.

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Some of the redfish schools have been beat up pretty bad by locals and guides, so again, be patient and you'll hook a few. They are mostly oversized fish, which means your drag is gonna scream. The sheepshead bite is still going strong in Tampa Bay, and the rock piles, jetties and bridges have been producing some nice catches. Live shrimp, fiddler and mud crabs have been the baits of choice.

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I'm keeping this short because I'm heading out to bow up on some more snookies and reds.
If you've not become a fan of my FB page, please do so; I'm also on Instagram as well.
Also, if you're going to be in the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg or Clearwater area, give me a ring; I trailer my boat to the best fishing spots so we don't have a long boat ride to the fish. With 15 years of guiding under my belt, you'll be in good hands if you jump aboard my Triton and go on a fishing adventure with me.
Let's get you hooked up today.

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Thanks for stopping by,
Capt. John Rivers.


Covering the area of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg & Clearwater

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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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