Fishing Reports by Captain Mike Turner

About The Author: Captain

Company: Tampa Bay Captain

Area Reporting: Southern Tampa Bay

Bio: Captain Mike Turner is a native of Manatee County and has been fishing these water for 30 years. Mike loves to share his experience with young, old, experienced and novice anglers.

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Summer Fishing is in Full Swing (6/12/2021)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] June fishing provides many opportunities and sometimes deciding which fish to target is the challenge. I have had a lot of success with Tarpon, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and Gag Grouper.
Springtime Snook Action (3/24/2014)
[Tampa,FL] Tampa Bay snook bite is warming up with the temperature.
Mixed Bag in Tampa Bay (10/15/2009)
[Bradenton,FL] You never know what your going to catch this time of year in Tampa Bay. You can have a multitude of experiences in one day.
Snapper fishing is on fire in Tampa Bay (7/16/2009)
[Bradenton,FL] We have had really good luck with Snapper over the past week. Catching a limit has been quick and easy, leaving plenty of time for some Redfish.
Spawning Snook and big Mangrove Snapper in Tampa Bay (6/30/2009)
[Bradenton,FL] Snook fishing has been on fire in the southern Tampa Bay area and the Mangrove Snapper have been huge and numerous.
Rainy Season (5/18/2009)
[Bradenton,FL] The Rainy Season can both hinder and help the fishing.
The Kingfish are here!! (5/04/2009)
[Bradenton,FL] Not exactly calm, but calm enough. I have been itching to get offshore and everytime I plan to Mother Nature seems to be catering to the Sailors more than the Fisherman.
Almost as good as it gets (4/26/2009)
[Bradenton,FL] To say the fish have been cooperating would be an understatement. Even though the wind has been blowing relentlessly there is still great fishing to be had.
Great Combination Day (4/05/2007)
[Bradenton,FL] King Fish in the morning...Reds and Snook in the afternoon.
Fishing Around The Fronts (3/03/2007)
[Bradenton,FL] It is that time of year when you really have to pay close attention to the weather (cold fronts) and pick your days. You need to fish the day before or at least 2 or 3 days after a cold front. For some though the best day to fish are the days that you can...we can't always be picky.