Spotted sea trout feed mainly on crabs, menhaden, shrimp, mullet and Good fishing for spotted sea trout can be found near the mouth of Tampa Bay around Fort DeSoto during the summer months. The best fishing is at dawn or dusk.

Awesome video! Damn dude, you really got me considering picking up a paddle board. I like the idea of having the higher vantage point. Most of the areas I fish in are so shallow and sometimes I feel like I’m spooking fish away before I have a chance to spot them. I always wondered how stable those paddle boards are. I weigh about 230 and don’t know how I’m going to avoid losing my balance if I hook a big ol’ snook. ha

I caught some of the biggest pompano I’ve ever seen with St. Petersburg skipper Capt. Paul Hawkins. Targeting one of the smaller bridges on the Sunshine Skyway’s approach section, Hawkins worked the upcurrent side during an incoming tide and switched to the downcurrent side when we returned later in the day to fish the outgoing water.

Tarpon range from 30lbs up to over 200lbs and the average tarpon caught on a tarpon fishing charter during the summer is right around 100lbs. Tarpon are known for their drag screaming runs and their high-flying leaps during the fight.

Spending a day on the water catching fish and having fun is one of the best ways to make an enduring memory. At Captain John O’Hanlon Fishing Expeditions, we are proud to offer a variety of fishing expeditions suited to the needs of all anglers. Whatever your fishing charter needs, we can help.

Hey guys! We are headed to Tampa-Brandon area for the weekend. We have a small Key West and are looking for some quick, easy access places to fish…as we don’t have a lot of time. Hoping to catch some reds and snook. Any suggestions for locations?? Thanks!!

Thanks for that, pretty informative for a brief show-how is the bottom on the Tampa bay? Does it vary as it does here in the east or is it mostly hard? Going to have an opportunity to kayak out of St Pete this season, so keep the intel coming-

Description: long, slim fish with broad depressed head; lower jaw projects past upper jaw; dark lateral stripe extends through eye to tail; first dorsal fin comprised of 7 to 9 free spines; when young, has conspicuous alternating black and white horizontal stripes.

Offshore fishing charters typically depart from St Petersburg and Clearwater. These trips offer a unique opportunity to leave the coastline behind and explore the notorious Gulf of Mexico. Game fish aplenty in the waters of the Gulf, with its countless wrecks, reefs, ledges, hard bottoms and copious weed lines.

Undoubtedly a skinny-water favorite, the resident Redfish is happy to chase down a plug any day of the year. With unparalleled stamina and a reel-smoking tenacity, Redfish is certainly the king of Tampa Bay flats.

Winter Time Fishing In Tampa Bay! – Fishing in Tampa Bay is still pretty good despite the cold weather. Fortunately, the water temperature hasn’t dropped too much yet and there is still plenty of bait around. Some days the fish will chew great and other days they just won’t eat more…

I started the month off on vacation fishing in Venice, Louisiana catching Bull Redfish in the 40” range. These fish are hard pulling and don’t give up. Every year I like to make a fishing trip to Louisiana as they have some amazing fishing there. This year has been the toughest year yet, but I was still able to catch some of the big bulls they have!

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