Tampa Bay Snook
<p>I took advantage of a day off and went where else…fishing. My day started before sunrise running to the Skyway Bridge for bait. The sun was rising as I passed the center span of Skyway Bridge it was so majestic I had to stop for a quick picture. Bait was thick and I quickly had more White Baits than I needed.
With the morning low tide I started on a deep 6-8' grass flats that was covered in glass minnows. Spotted sea trout and Ladyfish were everywhere. I was doing great with live bait but decided to switch to a DOA Glo shrimp. Cast after cast were greeted with non stop action.
The incoming tide was now flowing so I headed into a Mangrove Island for snook and redfish. On my third cast my white bait was inhaled by a large snook. Before I could react the 35"+ snook was wrapped around some Mangroves then she came out only to run back into the mangroves. The snook went airborne and the line went limp.
I took 7 snook to 25" over the next hour all on live bait. I was truly impressed by the number of snook I observed today and how many were over 35".
Captain Steven Markovich
About The Author: Captain Steven Markovich
Company: On The mark Charters
Area Reporting: Tampa Bay
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