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3/26/14 Tampa Bay Fishing Report

Capt. Brady Nelson
March 26, 2014
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

3/26/14 Tampa Bay Fishing Report

Inshore Report: The flats fishing has been on fire for me the last week or two with lots of snook, some slot fish too pretty to eat, and a few over with lots of just under 27" fish.

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The trout have started their spawn and might i say we are catching the heck out of them.

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Our biggest trout this week was 28" and lots of 20-24" fish, sometimes 50-70 trout in a half day outing.

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Redfish are starting to turn on as well with a few really good days on them, along with the snook and trout that has made for some killer fishing.

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Offshore Report: The king fish should be here tomorrow or any day now, spannish mackeral are in abundance on the reefs. Gag grouper have been hitting hard while catching mangrove snapper up to 21".

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Some days limits of flounder is not uncommon. Cobia have also been a regular sight on most trips hovering just above the reefs.

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Oh and big sharks are showing up in close now too. We hooked a 9' Bull shark on the flats the other day. Keep this in mind if u have any swimming plans while ur here on vacation a 18" Great White Shark was spotted by another Capt. 4 days ago about 3 miles off Anna Maria Island.
Come on out and be a part of some of the best fishing in years.

Tampa Bay Fishing Forecast:

Looking for the rest of the cold fronts to go away and the fishing to get even better.

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Bass N Bay charters is located near Anna Maria Island, and Longboat Key. We offer light tackle inshore fishing, offshore fishing, bass fishing, gator hunting and gigging trips after dark, all with a family friendly environment, and top of the line equipment. Capt. Brady is a Florida native, holds three consecutive state champion titles in the IFA Redfish Tour and has been fishing these waters for 42 years now. Rest assured that it is our goal to put you on the fish ever time we get on the water.

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Bass N Bay Charters
1217 6th ST W
Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone: 941-722-2033
Alt. Phone: 941-685-4491
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