Fish… and Rumors of Fish

The winds were howling Saturday, quashing any chance of getting offshore. I did manage to get in a little St. Petes Beach shore fishing, with sheepshead, grouper, ladyfish and Lane snapper to show for the effort. I’ve been getting a number of St. Pete’s Beach area fishing reports, though..

Tarpon have made their official appearance. I saw them rolling in Boca Ciega Bay, and got several more reports ranging from Ft. Desoto to John’s Pass. Looks like they’re early this year!

There are schools of smaller snook hanging out around docks and structure in Blind Pass. They’re reluctant to bite during the day,but it may be a different story after sundown. At the Jetty in PassAGrille, there have been some great Pompano catches over the last week or so, with plenty of ladyfish and a few mackeral mixed in for good measure.

Seawalls have been yielding a mixed bag of flounder, sheepshead, trout and macs, although none in great quantity. The redfish SHOULD be around, but I’m not hearing of any consistant catches. Ft. Desoto would be the prime area to target, with all of the grass flats down there.

Offshore is a big question mark. Winds have kept the boats in, but there should be plenty of kingfish, grouper, snapper, bonita, sharks, barracuda and all the rest out there. I hope to get a trip together later this week. Stay tuned…

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