Spansih Macekerel, Trout, Snook, the bites on fire!
Capt. John Rivers
June 5, 2018
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report
April showers brought May, well, more showers, actually. It had been raining off and on for nearly 12 days straight and the ground was saturated, and the rivers were about swollen to near max, and then came Alberto. Luckily, for our area, the rain wasn't as widespread as forecasted, and we were able to stay out of the worst of the storm.
The waters are muddy in many areas and if you're looking for a good snook bite, you'll need to find clean water. Clean water is the key to getting a good snook bite, and it takes a little bit of persistence, but when I've found the clean water with my clients and on my scouting trips, I've done very well with snook.
The annual snook spawn has started, and big snook are going to be on the beaches and it's a great time to spend the day on the beach and book a big snook fishing trip with a guide to catch a trophy snook.
Trout fishing has been outstanding the past three months and it's going to stay strong till July and August when it gets too hot to fish for them in the day. Night fishing is good in July and August for trout and it's much cooler, too.
The mangrove snapper bite has kicked off just in the past week. Rock piles all over Tampa Bay are holding these delicious fish. Not only has the mangrove snapper bite been good, but so has the Cobia and Triple Tail Bite in Tampa Bay.
Lastly, I switched gears on a few of my last trips, while looking for the clean water and the snook hideouts, I've been targeting Spanish Mackerel, and the bite has been on fire with lots of big fish.
This is fun, action-packed fishing, which is especially good for kids of all ages and even adults.
If you're looking for a professional Tampa Bay Guide who's been guiding for over 15 years, feel free to give me a ring.
Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to showing you a great day on the water.
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