Avoid The Crowds: Go Backcountry Fishing

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The summer fishing season is in full effect, with many more boats on the water focusing on catching tarpon in the passes, on the beaches, and near the bridges. Although tarpon fishing is awesome in many ways, it’s not enjoyable for everyone. One of our favorite side effects of many anglers’ increased focus on tarpon […]

The June Fishing Outlook For Tampa Bay

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June is a great month to fish Tampa Bay. The waters are warm, bait is plentiful, and the predatory game fish are fired up! In the warmer months, Tampa Bay fishing can produce a wide range of species on a single trip. Snook are one of the area’s top game fish and June is a […]

The Best Season For Snook Fishing In Tampa

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Snook are one of the most prized sport fish caught by Tampa Bay inshore anglers. They are intelligent and robust predators of our area’s waterways. When they are feeding, they will aggressively strike live bait and various lures. They have giant mouths that are used to suck in unsuspecting prey instantly, which often feels like […]

Why Redfish Thrive In The Tampa Bay Estuary

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Tampa Bay, which is home to Florida’s fourth-largest estuary, is a vast and diverse place that offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Why Redfish Love Tampa Redfish are one of the most popular targets for anglers in this area, and for a good reason – they thrive in the estuary’s warm and fertile waters. […]

Why Snook Thrive In Tampa Bay

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Snook are a world-renowned game fish due to their fighting ability and culinary value. Tampa Bay is one of the most productive snook habitats in Florida. Many interconnected factors work together to support their continued success in the area. Estuarine environments are critically important habitats for many types of fish since they serve as the […]

Fishing The Spook Jr In Tampa Bay

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Catching fish on a topwater lure is a special and addicting experience. Unlike subsurface lures, you can see exactly what the lure is doing in response to your rod movements. Additionally, once you have some experience, you can see the movement of fish stalking the lure in its wake. But nothing is as satisfying as […]

Targeting Snook In Tampa Bay Backwaters

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The backwaters of Tampa Bay are a hotspot for snook activity, with long stretches of mangrove trees serving as the perfect place for snook to lie in wait to ambush prey. Backwater (Backcountry) Snook Fishing In Tampa Fishing for snook in bay area backwaters takes a certain amount of skill and know-how to reach fish […]

Targeting Spring-Time Redfish On The Flats

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As the springtime warm weather and longer sunny days set into the Tampa Bay area, water temperatures will rapidly begin to increase. This seasonal pattern will trigger redfish activity to increase on the vast grass flats in and around Tampa Bay.  The warming waters will also bring an increased quantity of baitfish to the area, […]

Sight Fishing Tampa Bay

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There is no better experience than standing on the bow of a boat, hunting the water for the silhouette of your chosen game fish, putting eyes on your target, making the perfect cast, and watching that fish eat your lure. Fish on! Sight fishing is everything great about fishing. It captures all the elements of […]

Fishing With Lures vs Bait

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There are few things more debated among fishing friends than whether fishing with live bait or artificial lures is more effective. These critiques are often based on broad generalizations and how individuals most enjoy fishing, rather than a critical review of each’s effectiveness. In reality, the most experienced fisherman, like Capt. Bucky, will agree that […]