Although it may still be cold in the rest of the country, Spring is here in the Tampa Bay area. With air temperatures in the low 80's and water temperatures creeping into the low 70's, the fish are biting. White bait is starting to show up and the snook, trout and redfish have been eager to take a bait. The last couple of weeks have included one off shore trip where we brought back ten nice red grouper. The last few in shore trips have been full of action fishing near the mangrove shorelines. Numerous snook to 37 inches have been caught as well as many trout and a few redfish. I look for the fishing to continue to get better over the next few weeks with tarpon, cobia and permit making their presence known. This is the beginning of a busy season so I recommend making reservations in advance if you’re interested in a fishing charter.
Capt. Russ Schnering
IN THE NEWS ! Article In SRQ, Sarasota's Premier Magazine
Featuring Captain Russ Schnering
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