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Tarpon Fishing Reports 2011 - 1


Tampa Skyway jewfish have been gourging themselves on anything that swims. Most Tampa jewfish taken at the Sunshine Skyway have been around the 150 to 200lb mark. Heavy tackle is a must if anglers intend to bring these big boys boatside. Live jack crevalle, ladyfish, rays, or spanish mackerel will entice these brutes out of their holes. What happens next is up to the angler. When fishing for jewfish anglers must practice caution for these fish have extreme pulling power and must be fought with little or no drag. In addition to jewfish the gag grouper bite has been on fire. gags are often a welcomed by tarpon fishermen. About 1 in every 10 is keeper size. Remember a big bait will land you a big gag grouper!

The snook fishing along the Skyways lower bridges is really beginning to fire up. Breeder females have shown up and are an absolute blast to catch. These big girls can be taken fishing the out-going tide using live ladyfish, big pinfish, grunts, or sardines. Freeline baits with the tide and hold on! Remember, there is still a moratorium on snook. When caught, these fat girls should be handled with care, recuscitated and released promptly.


Tarpon Report- May 2011

 Tampa tarpon Fishing May 28, 2011



Hello everyone, it is tarpon time! The tarpon are biting at the Skyway Bridge out on the beaches and around the passes. Now is a good time to get a little tarpon fishing in. A dozen tarpon hook ups on a half day charter is not uncommon, of course you have to be in the right place at the right time.

Both live and dead bait have been getting it done; Threadfins, greenbacks, and pass crabs are usually my baits of choice. Most of the tarpon action has been on the incoming tide at the Skyway Bridge.The outgoing tide has been good as well, but I prefer the outgoing tide on the beaches major passes. In the passes you are going to want to use the pass crabs if available when fishing the outgoing tide, Otherwise match the hatch.

I just wanted to share a little bit of tarpon fishing information with you. I hope it will point you in the right direction. Let me now if it works for you, because it has been working for me. If you still have problems just give me a call and I will do my best to answer any tarpon fishing questions you may have. If you still aren't having any success then I would say you need to book a charter with myself, Capt Jeremy Heimes, or with Capt Sean Hagen of Shamrock Fishing Charters. We will gladly take you out and put you on the Tarpon!


Capt Jeremy  


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