Fishing Reports by Captain Steven Markovich

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Epic snook action (8/12/2016)
[Tampa,FL] After days of non stop rain I wasn't sure where the fish or bait would be. Water temps dropped 8 degrees which is always a plus.
Kids fishing (5/01/2016)
[St. Petersburg,FL] Fresh air and NO......great to get the kids out doors.
Springtime snook redhot (5/01/2016)
[St. Petersburg,FL] The warm Tampa Bay waters have brought snook out from their winter homes and are headed to the beach.
Fishing was easy (5/01/2016)
[St. Petersburg,FL] Bait was easy, snook, redfish and trout were all easy. Spring bite is on.
Winter Snook Tampa Bay (1/03/2016)
[Tampa,FL] The calendar says it's winter. Mother Nature thinks it's early fall with temperatures in the middle d 80's.
Post Front action Tampa Bay (12/21/2015)
[Tampa,FL] Here's a quick update on fishing on Tampa Bay just after the cold front blew through. The bite rebounded quickly!
Snook Blitz Tampa Bay (12/19/2015)
[Tampa,FL] Above normal water temperatures has the snook bite on lower Tampa Bay on fire. Plentiful bait with sunny warm days feels more like October / November than December.
Spring Snook Tampa Bay (4/29/2014)
[Tampa,FL] Spring action on lower Tampa Bay is in full swing. Snook moving to the beaches, redfish everywhere, trout on the flats. Its all good.
Big snook Tampa Bay (4/29/2014)
[St. Petersburg,FL] Water temperatures have hit the magical 72 degree mark. Snook are in full transition from the back country and rivers to local beaches.
Monster Reds Tampa Bay (4/02/2014)
[Tampa,FL] Cold front after cold front has not kept Tampa Bay redfish from chewing. Live bait is key to success on lower Tampa Bay.
Fun Day Tampa Bay (10/14/2013)
[Tampa,FL] With children its all about keeping them busy and not how big. Tampa Bay has everthing for seroius anglers to the youngest anglers. Keep it simple and fun for youngsters.
Grand Slam Tampa Bay (10/14/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Its fall and the inshore bite is hot.Schools of redfish are everywhere.October is a great month to complete the Grand Slam.
Non stop action Tampa Bay (8/25/2013)
[Tampa,FL] This weekend lower Tampa Bay trout fishing felt more like winter time with larges schools stacked up on deep grass flats. The deeper, cleaner,cooler water was exactly what these trout wanted.
Summer DaysTampa Bay (8/25/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Good tidal flow, clean waters and coolest water around is holding good numbers of fish on Lower Tampa Bay. Combine these areas early or late in the day and you will score.
More Big Snook Lower Tampa Bay (6/29/2013)
[Tampa,FL] The beach snook action continues red hot. Local beaches and passes are full of spawning snook. These fish are still recovering from the freeze in 2010 so handle with care.
More Big Snook action Tampa Bay (6/28/2013)
[Tampa,FL] If you ever want to catch a throphy snook now is the time to do it. Sook are stagging on passes and beaches all over lower Tampa Bay.
Big snook Tampa Bay (6/15/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Snook are back in a big way. Snook are making thier way to local beaches and passes for spawning. Free lining live baits is the trick.
Beach snook action Tampa Bay (6/12/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Every year snook move out from the back counrty to the local beaches and passes. They are thre for spawning and stack up in big numbers. The snook have made a nice recovery after the terrible frezze several years ago.
Falls amazing action Tampa Bay (10/18/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Water tempertures in the 70's sets all kinds of species in motion. Its possible to catch 10 speieces in a day this time of year.
Big Macks Tampa Bay (10/16/2012)
[Tampa,FL] The size of this seasons neashore mackerel is amazing. These speedsters look more like Kingfish than Mackerel with 5-6 pounds becoming common!
Ronald McDonald Tournament (10/15/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Grand Slam Tournaments are populars on Tampa Bay. Catch a snook, redfish and trout and you quailify.
Non stop Bonita & Mackerel Tampa Bay (10/15/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Cooling water temps triggers the fall Bonita, Kingfish and Mackerel runs. Baitfish are here in mass and the action will only heat up as the water cools towards the mahical 72 mark.
Mixed Bag Tampa Bay (10/06/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Snook action is getting close to pre frezze condtions.Trout are hold up in deeper water.
Big Macks Bigger Bonita Huge Sharks Tampa Bay (10/06/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Mackerel and Bonita action is red hot both on the lower Tampa Bay and local beaches. Kingfish are starting to show up,look for that action to get better daily.Hard to find a better time for rod bending drag screaming action.
Fathers Day Big Redfish Tampa Bay (6/20/2012)
[Tampa,FL] With Tarpon on the beaches, snook on the passes and redfish on the flats its tuff picking which to target. Brisk winds pushed us into protected waters.
Big Trout Tuff Reds Tampa Bay (3/14/2012)
[Tampa,FL] We were late by 30 seconds to the red hot redfish action. Numerous boats converged leaving us out of position. Good news we had some great trout action.
Big Redfish Large Trout Tampa Bay (3/10/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Fishing between fronts the last 3 weeks has been good to very good. Today was all about big fish.
Giant Drum Big Redfish Trout Tampa bay (2/19/2012)
[Tampa,FL] The annual circus has arrived on Tampa Bay. Saturday afternoon almost 20 boats converged all within several feet of each other. Mix in multiple hook ups on giant drum and it gets messy.
Non stop silver trout action Tampa Bay (2/07/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Acres of 12" Silver trout are stacked in giant schools pn St. Petersbrug beaches. Just about any live, cut bait or lure fished in 15' off local beaches will score trout after trout.
Gator Trout Bonanza Tampa Bay (2/04/2012)
[Tampa,FL] The big trout bite on lower Tampa Bay was as good as it gets today. Dozens of jumbo trout came out to play today.
Plenty of Trout Tampa Bay (1/26/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Spring like conditions adorned Tampa Bay. Trout action remains red hot while refish were picky.
Gator Trout Tampa Bay (1/02/2012)
[Tampa,FL] With the morning charter landing over 40 fish expectations were very high for my afternoon clients. Never assume....
New Years Day Trout Tampa Bay (1/02/2012)
[Tampa,FL] Father taking thier children fishing is as good as it gets. New Years day I was lucky enough to start my year with a great trip.
Challenging Day Tampa Bay (12/29/2011)
[Tampa,FL] The red hot trout action came to an abrupt halt! Tuesday storm chruned the water and trout will just not bite in dirty water.
Gator Trout Tampa Bay (12/26/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Winter means large schools of fiesty sea trout to 20". Large female Gator trout are loaners and will be found very shallow 1-2'.
Gator Trout (12/26/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Winter brings outstanding trout action to Tampa Bay. Schooling trout to 20" can be caught in big quantitys. Large Gator Trout are loaners and will be skinny in less than 2' of water.
Bonita Blitz Tampa Bay (12/20/2011)
[Tampa,FL] December is not known for Bonita action on Lower Tampa Bay. Tons of bait and mild temps have Bonita and Kingfish still hanging around. Look for more super action with a warm weather forecast the next 10 days.
Winter Slams Tampa Bay (12/18/2011)
[Tampa,FL] What a differnce a year makes! With water temps near 70 and tons of bait it feels more like October.
Trout Unlimited Tampa Bay (12/10/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Hours of rod bending action makes for a fun day. Trout action on Tampa Bay is red hot.
Winter Slam Tampa Bay (12/06/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Winter is loaded with options in West Central Florida. Local flats and rivers are holding good numbers of snook, redfish and trout.
Redfish Bonanza Tampa Bay (11/28/2011)
[Tampa,FL] The lower Tampa Bay Redfish action is red hot. Large mullet schools are holding redfish 20-35".
Trout Mackerel Mix Tampa Bay (11/28/2011)
[Tampa,FL] The rapidly approaching front put a damper on todays action. It was work locating both Trout and Mackerel that were willing to chew.
BBI Grand Slam Tampa Bay 2011 (10/21/2011)
[Tampa,FL] I was excited to be ask back for the 2011 BBI Grand Slam Tournament benefitting Sheridan House Ministries. Giving back for kids is near and dear tomy heart.
Great fall action Tampa Bay (10/08/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Cooling water temps has redfish feeding agreesively. Mackerel continue to invade lower Tampa Bay.
Amazing Tarpon Kingfish action Tampa Bay (9/25/2011)
[Tampa,FL] As water temps cool and we approach October we know Mackerel and Kingfish will soon be here.Little did we know the explosion was about to start.
Grand Slam Tampa Bay (9/24/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Catching a snook redfish and trout on the same day is a Tampa Bay Grand Slam. Most tournaments are of this type.
Fall Mackerel run Tampa Bay (9/20/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Every fall local beachs and grass flats get a major push of baitfish and cooler temps. Mackerel follow like clockwork and eat non stop.
Mackerel action Tampa Bay (9/19/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Cooling water temps and huge amounts of baitifsh equal the fall Mackerel blitz. As more baitfish arrives look for kingfish to arrive.
Big Redfish and much more Tampa Bay (9/14/2011)
[Tampa,FL] The water has cooled to 80 degrees and the action is really warming up. Non stop action on trout jacks and sharks plus big reds.
Gator Trout Tampa Bay (9/11/2011)
[Tampa,FL] Fall is in the air. Water temps have dropped and the fall redfish blitz is on.
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