Last Updated on November 8, 2022 by Eric
As the days grow shorter and the temperature starts to drop, anglers all over Tampa Bay get excited for the fall fishing season. The bay fishes differently in the fall than in the summer, and several different species are available to catch.
October Through November
As the days get shorter and the temperature starts to cool, Tampa Bay fishermen know it’s time to start thinking about fall fishing. The bay’s warm climate and abundance of fish make it a popular destination for anglers looking for some of the best inshore fishing of the year.
As we enter the month of November, inshore fishing trips have been nothing short of excellent. Seatrout, redfish, snook, and more have all been biting, and we’ve been putting our anglers on some great catches.
The weather has also cooperated nicely, making for some wonderful days out on the water. Here in Tampa Bay, we are fortunate to have such a unique estuary system that provides ideal habitat for a variety of different fish species.
As we move into the cooler months of the year, this is an especially good time to get out and enjoy some of the best fishing that Tampa Bay offers.
As fall approaches, many anglers begin to think about heading to the backcountry in Tampa Bay. This is prime time for targeting a variety of species, including snook, redfish, and trout. The backcountry is also where you’ll find some of the most stunning scenery, with mangrove-lined waterways and crystal-clear waters.
The cooler fall weather also means that the water temperatures in the backcountry are ideal for fishing. These areas are where warm water outflows or spring-fed creeks help keep the water temps ideal for our resident gamefish and the prey they are looking to eat.
Snook, redfish, and seatrout are all common catches during this time of year. A fall fishing trip is a great opportunity to land all three of these fish in a single trip. This is known as an inshore slam. In addition to the excellent fishing, the fall weather in Tampa Bay is also very enjoyable. The cooler temperatures make for comfortable days on the water.
- Redfish: The fish congregate in large schools and can be easily caught from the shore or a boat. When baitfish are present, redfish will often be close by.
- Snook: Look for areas where there is lots of cover, such as mangroves or docks, and use live bait or lures that imitate the look and smell of baitfish. When you hook a snook, be prepared for a fight!
- Seatrout: As the water temperature begins to drop, these fish become more active, making them a prime target for fishermen. In addition to being more active, fall seatrout are also heavier at this time of year.
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As we move into the cooler months of the year, this is an especially good time to get out and enjoy some of the best fishing that Tampa Bay offers. The backcountry is where you’ll find some of the most stunning scenery, with mangrove-lined waterways and crystal-clear waters. This is prime time for targeting a variety of species, including snook, redfish, and trout. So, book a fishing charter with us today if you want to get in on the action.