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Fishing Tampa Bay November

November fishing Tampa Bay has been a tough one so far this month. Cold fronts moving through the area have created high winds really making in impossible to get on the water at times. Safety is our first concern here at Tampa Flats and Bay Fishing Charter and secondary is our clients having an enjoyable and productive charter.
On the limited basis we have been able to get out so far this month it was productive. The Kingfish run has been in full effect off the beaches. Large Spanish Mackerel are also abundant. I took advantage of an east wind one day at the beginning of the month with fellow member of the Florida Guides Association Capt. Charlie to do some King Mackerel fishing. It had been years since Capt. Charlie had done this type of fishing so he was eager to get out on the boat with me. If you have never been King Mackerel fishing it can be exciting.
We set up just about 5 miles off of St.Pete beach in about 25 ft of water. We started our chumming with cut bait and live sardines and once the tide got moving it was fish on every cast. We hooked up on a few King fish and many Spanish Mackerel. It was a crazy bite and it wasn’t long until we had a Cooler full of some of the largest Spanish Mackerel we have seen along with a nice King Mackerel.
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Like I said previously the wind has been our enemy at times this month so far. On the fishing charters I have been able to run I have had to tuck away into the back country to catch fish. Patiently working an area has produced some nice catches of Redfish along with Snook.
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Fishing Tampa Bay in the fall can be very productive even on the windiest of days. Patients is key as the bite isn’t always going to be on fire.
Its still a great way to spend the day with family or friends.
Call now to book your charter for Fishing Tampa Bay. We would love to have you as our guest and show you what the Tampa Bay area has to offer.
Capt. Steve

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