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  • Writer's pictureCaptain Kevin Overstreet

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters In March

Its Spring time and fishing in Florida, Tampa is better now then I've seen it in the last 10 years. Ever since FWC decided to close our top 3 species (Snook, Redfish, and Trout) our fishery has grown more and more over the past couple years. I can not think everyone involved in the closure enough for all the hard work they did leading up to the closure. The redfish population has grown more then I could of ever imagined and the snook are in the best condition then I can remember. Lately we have been catching up to 10 redfish per trip and about 10 to 15 Snook as well. We have been catching some really big trout up to the 25" range mixed into some huge spanish mackerel ranging in the 25 to 30" range. Our bait of choice on our Tampa Bay Fishing Charters has been live greenbacks as we call them. Greenbacks look like scaled sardines and when the water temps are in the low to mid 70's the fish love them as much as this captain loves cake. I've seen long lines of carb traps showing up around the bay so I look forward to catching some triple tail any day now. The Triple Tail love to float on the dirty crab traps eating the crabs and bait fish that swim along them. Once you spot one all you have to do its cast a shrimp or greenback close by rigged on a popping cork along with 30lb leader. once the triple tail sees the bait you can watch him eat it before setting the hook. Below our a few picture of some of the fish we have caught recently on some our Tampa Fishing Charters. If you or anyone you may know is looking to book a trip with us (Slay The Bay Fishing Charters Of Tampa Bay) then please call now because busy season is here. If I can not fish you myself I will put you one of the captains that work with me. Thank you for finding the time to read our fishing blog. Tight Lines and we look forward to fishing with you upon your next vacation to Tampa, Florida.

Captain Kevin Overstreet


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