We are clearly in the "dog days of summer" here in the Tampa Bay area. With air temperatures in the 90's and water temperatures not far behind, I am finding early morning and late afternoon to be the most productive times to catch fish. The whitebait has been very small but still useful and can be found on the beach early in the morning. The redfish are starting to school on the flats and I look for them to be plentiful over the next month or two. Tarpon have moved on to the north with a few staying back and taking up residence in the Manatee River. The mangrove snapper have been more plentiful this summer than I can remember and the snook continue to make a great comeback. These next couple of months should be very productive, so make your reservations if you want to catch some fish.
Capt. Russ Schnering
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