EUPRO Fishing Report -Upper Tampa Bay
pretty good day of fishing.
Our destination: the creeks of upper Tampa Bay. Our goal: redfish, snook, and trout.
The redfish and snook evaded us. The trout on the other hand weren't so lucky. Big white
baits, freelined in 4-6ft of water, worked their magic producing 20-25" speckled trout.
A negative .4 tide limited accessibility to prime fishing spots but did not
deture Capt. Rick Lyles of Reel Simple Charters and O' Brien's Fishing Club. He
reported good action in a nearly land locked creek North of the Courtney Cambell
Causeway. Capt. Rick's clients boated numerous redfish, snook, and trout with the
highlight of the day being a 31.5" linesider.
Still on the hunt for redfish and snook, Sean and I didn't kill the motor
until we reached the Weedon Island area where we managed to catch a keeper
size snook and a jack on cut ladyfish before the tide went slack.
Our next move was to set up on the outgoing tide North of the
mudhole. About ten minutes into the outgoing Sean got a snook, next cast
a red, then a trout and so on. Freelining live sardines out from the mangroves
was the ticket. A few bat fulls of live chum and a strong tide were key. It was
dark when we left them biting.
Till next time have a safe and quality day on the water.
Capt. Sean Hagen of Shamrock Charters "Fishing Like a Pro with Eupro"
About The Author: Captain Sean Hagen
Company: Shamrock Inshore Fishing charters
Area Reporting: tampa bay north and south shores
Bio: With over 30 years of fishing and guiding experience on Tampa Bay and South Florida waterways, landing trophy winning fish comes naturally to Captain Sean Hagen.