29 Sep Tampa Bay Fishing Charters Sept. Report
September was an unusually rough month for me. I ended up in the hospital and was down for the count for almost 18 days of the month. I am all better now and have been back to my old self and taking care of my Tampa Bay Fishing Charters.
I have been focusing mostly on just providing a variety of fish catching fun for my customers. I have never been one to get in a rut and chase the same species over and over, day in and day out. I like to keep my Tampa Bay Fishing Charters interesting.
The snook bite has been very good with fish slot and just under being caught. I am waiting on that transition of big snook to move in and I suspect they should show up in the usual locations I fish around mid October.
For those that want Red fish there are large schools on some of the bays flats if you are willing to put up with fishing on top of the other boats trying to get a shot at them. Sorry but this is something I am just not willing to put my clients through. Many of these guides and recreational anglers are spending the majority of there 4 hour trips chasing these fish only to catch a couple. That just isn’t my idea of a good charter or fun. If that is what you want, I am not the guy for you. If catching a variety of fish with a possible shot at a big Red fish this time of year then I can make that happen.
We have also been catching some very hard pulling Jack Cravelle and some nice Spanish Mackerel. Lady fish have been abundant and make a great target species to keep the kids rods bent. Truth be know the adults love catching these poor mans Tarpon also.
As we move into October and the water cools down we will be catching more Trout, Reds and Big Snook. October is one of my favorite months to fish.
Here are some pictures from some recent charters.