We had another GREAT week on the water this week! Offshore Tampa Bay is Hot right now and our Deep Sea Fishing Charter Customers have been getting some real AWESOME Catches!
We have been extremely successful catching Hogfish on hook and line this year and this week was no different. Our clients on Full Day Charters all caught their limit in Hogfish and added a great amount of Porgy, Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper and even some Trigger Fish into the Fish Box. And as always we have really been getting a Lot of Medium – Large Sized catch and release Gag Grouper on every Trip!
We expect the Same to continue offshore Tampa Bay this week and expect that as the water temps reach into the upper Sixties, the Kingfish will be moving Right In! Bait is everywhere currently and with the bait and water temp increasing the Large Kings will be in!
One thing to note for everyone. Scamp and Red Grouper are currently available to harvest. We have been hearing from some customers that some charter captains are saying they are “Closed” until April 1st. This isn’t true. Gag IS closed, however new regulations have Reds and Scamp OPEN as long as the fish is caught inside the 20 fathom (120ft) mark.
If you’re in the area and want an opportunity to fish for some of the Best Tasting, Hardest fighting fish in the the Gulf, please give us a call at 727-565-0202 and we will get you on them!
/ Capt. John
Island Lure Fishing Charters LLC – Tampa Bay’s Premier Offshore, Deep Sea Fishing Experts! Located in St. Pete Beach Florida