27 Sep Hurricane Irma Before / After Fishing
Hurricane Irma took its toll on Florida. Fortunately the Tampa Bay area was spared from the direct wrath of this Cat 5 storm. As Irma approached our area it weakened and moved to the east sparing Tampa Bay from a direct hit. We got lucky once again in the Tampa Bay area.
Before Hurricane Irma came to Florida we were doing well on charters catching Snapper, Mackerel, Snook, Redfsh and a variety of other fish. As the water temperature dropped from close to 90 degrees into the mid 80s the Snook fishing became more dependable. Redfish also started showing back up on the flats.
After Hurricane Irma unleashed her wrath on Florida after a little clean up in the Tampa Bay area it was back to business as usual. Conditions changed a bit as they always do after a storm comes through the area. Fortunately for us in Tampa Bay the effects from Hurricane Irma were minimal. The water temperature dropped another couple of degrees. This really fired up the Snook bite. We have been catching anywhere from 30 to 50 Snook on a half day charter. Redfish and other species are also being caught. It is looking like we are going to have great fall fishing season.
We are open for business here in Tampa Bay after Hurricane Irma. I would ask that you keep our friends in other parts of the state who suffered some severe damage and losses from Hurricane Irma in your thoughts and prayers.
Now is the time to book your fall fishing charter in Tampa Bay. The months of October through December offer some of the best flats fishing Tampa bay has to offer.
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