Fishing in Tampa Bay FL

The water visibility remained poor for the recent winds and high tides, and the bite was a little slow this weekend. The bait was plentiful and large, and a couple of throws yielded all I needed for the day. I managed a few legal mangrove snapper, and a dozen or so undersize grouper. A lost a couple of snook to the pilings… The macs were pooping the bait, but didn’t cooperate when I threw a corked greenback out. I did see a nice flounder landed, but that was about the extent of the action.


Just to add a little weirdness to the weekend, my friend Thao pulled a nice Penn rod and reel from under the dock. Looked like it had been there a couple of months. Anyway, he set it on the dock, and soon a baby octopus crawled out. It was released unharmed. Pretty cool, though.

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