Saturday was a tough day on the water. After being land locked for several weeks I finally had a chance to take a charter. Unfortunately, the tides were not the best and we pretty much had slack tide all day. On top of that there was little to no wind at all and that also made things very hot and hard to get the boat pointed in the right direction when power poled down. I was also without a trolling motor which made things a little tougher, but I was able to push pole around and locate fish. Now we did see a lot of big snook and redfish, but most were not willing to cooperate. It was amazing seeing those big snook laid up in shallow water, but when they are like that they tend to be very spooky and aware of their surroundings. We did manage to land several redfish as well as a variety of smaller fish, but nothing to brag about. One red however was over slot and put up an amazing fight. This morning I took my son out and scouted around for a bit. The weather was fine and the fish were pretty easy to locate, but we were on the tail end of the tide and the fish were just not interested. Can’t wait to see what this weekend will hold. Book me as your Tampa bay fishing guide and I will make sure to put you on the fish.