It has been an exciting time around here in the Tampa Bay area. The tarpon bite has been as good as Iíve seen and the inshore fishing is still producing a lot of fish for customers. Beanís Point, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, has been on fire for those targeting the Silver King. I have been running trips starting at 6:00 PM and ending about 9:00 PM with an average of three or four hookups each night. The tarpon are eating crabs and threadfin herring. June 7th I took some clients offshore to try and take advantage of Red Snapper season when the unexpected happened. In 150 ft. of water, a Great White Shark showed up around our boat. After getting some video with my phone, I was able to capture some great underwater footage with my GoPro. Fortunately we were able to land a 40 lb Wahoo during this encounter. The trout and snook bite has been good on the grass flats and around the mangroves. A few redfish are being caught and the occasional permit can be found roaming our near shore reefs. If your looking to get out on the water, give me a call.
Capt. Russ Schnering
IN THE NEWS ! Article In SRQ, Sarasota's Premier Magazine
Featuring Captain Russ Schnering
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