Tampa Bay Fishing Charter Report Late March
Capt. Jared Simonetti
March 26, 2017
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report
March has had outstanding weather besides the few days of wind we experienced the first couple of days of the month. Snook have been the main target, but redfish, and trout were still caught on most trips this month. April is halfway booked, so if you want to get out call now.
Snook fishing has been great with the warm weather and plenty of bait as of lately. Most of the Snook have been 22″-26″ and there is a good abundance of them in the Tampa Bay area. We are also catching a few slot Snook as well. The slot limit in the Tampa Bay area is 28″-33″ with 1 per angler, abs we try and limit are Snook to 1 per boat. Snook are also starting to move in the Clearwater Beach area, and will be stacked up on the beaches in just a few short weeks. If you want to catch Snook now is the time!
Redfish have been around and we are catching all sizes right now, and they are eating everything shrimp, dead bait, live bait, artificial. Tides have been crucial to our success and we have been catching some big reds over the slot in the low 30″ range. Redfish will be abundant throughout Pinellas county waters for the next couple of months.
Trout have still been biting good and catching limits for the dinner table haven't been a problem on 95% of trips lately. With the warmer Temps coming the trout are starting to thin out in the areas we are targeting right now.
Black drum have also made an appearance and we have caught a few this month using jigs. Triple tail are also around if you keep and eye out while running you may see one.
Tarpon season is just around the corner and we will start to fish for tarpon in the next few weeks. May, June, July are prime tarpon season and we will only be fishing one trip a day, or one at night. Please get with me for more information.
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