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The Tampa Bay region of Florida has some of the best fishing in the U.S. and knowing the terrain where these fish hide as well as what to use for bait can be the difference between doing some "fishing" and "catching". Redfish, snook, and trout are some of the main sought after inshore species sought after when fishing in Tampa Bay and this article has some quick pointers that might help you increase your odds of landing one.

Like many offshore species, the ones mentioned above tend to hang around structure or objects that offer them good places to ambush prey or avoid predators. Some good examples of structure around Tampa Bay are oyster beds, bridges, docks & pilings, and mangroves. Being able to effectively locate or spot these structures is half the skill of fishing. The best anglers have a real eye or locating the kinds of terrain mentioned above and the more you practice through trial and error, the better you'll become.

Homes typically line much of the inter coastal water ways of Tampa Bay and almost all of these homes contain boat docks. Residential boat docks (especially ones with lights on in the evening) usually yield all kinds of fish species. One obvious reason for this is the cover and hiding spots the actual dock offers. There are also many species of fish that feed on the algae and barnacles that grow on the pilings supporting these structures. Hoards of bait fish are attracted to the light fixtures many home owners install under their docks and predatory fish obviously hang out there to feed as well.

Other effective artificial baits include top water plugs, and light weight (1/8 - oz) jig heads. Top water plugs are a lot of fun and attract fish with built in rattles and water movement. Watching a big fish come up out of the water after a plug is really exciting and beautiful to watch. Plastic shad and grub tails are two of my favorite things to fit my light weight jig head with. weedless jigs are also available to help keep you from getting stuck in the grass flats. Hope you enjoyed the tips! You can find many more helpful articles like this one on my favorite fishing social network Tight Lines & God bless!

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As this is not an easy trip and needs a bit of expertise as there are difficult situations and problems involved and unusual conditions fishing in the deep sea, most newcomers would welcome the assistance of a competent charter services to take them deep sea fishing a few miles out into the sea. It is essential to ensure that you have all the proper equipment when you go out into the sea, as you have to ensure that your safety is maintained with no room for problems to endanger it. Deep sea charters will give you all the help you need in making sure that you are properly equipped before you sail out.

1. A list of necessary equipment as a checklist
The charter services normally furnish you with a complete list of equipment that they are providing you with and also let you know what to bring along with you. It is worth you while to go through all this as a check list and ensure that nothing is missing. Mostly the charter company does give you all that you require with the exception of the license for fishing. This you will have to buy from the shore before you leave for the trip. What they would provide you with would be things like reels, rods, lures, nets, baits along with equipment to clean the catch.

New fishing enthusiasts need not worry as they will be told what has not been provided and can always get this stuff for themselves. One of the essentials that they will not provide you with and that you should bring along is a sunblock cream for protection from the UV ray. There is no protection from the sun when you are at sea and it is best to carry a large tube or more of a sunscreen of at least SP 15 or more with you. Water for drinking and a large hat to give you some shade are other necessities that you should have as the heat can create terrible dehydration

2. Extras for the trip
To make it a real fun trip, you could include a lunch box with some beers and sodas also, which can be bought at the charter sight. If you are allowed to bring along your own food and drink you should do this. Though ice and refrigeration will be available for the fish that you catch, you could carry your ice for your drinks. Something that you should not forget is a camera, so that you can keep you experience on film. There will be many new exciting experiences which you will want to keep on record, like new people and the fantastic fish that you have caught. If you are a novice at the fishing game make sure that you get in touch with a fishing charter so that you know what to bring along

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According to a report offered by the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation (FHWAR) in 2006, there were nearly 40 million anglers in the US. The fishing industry offers employment to one million people and contributes $125 billion to the nation. In fact, as a hobby choice, fishing is said to be one of the bigger favorites of the Americans when compared with the total number of golf and tennis lovers, (which is, 34.8 millions). So, if you have decided to take up fishing as a hobby, there are some beginners' tips you must keep in mind when aboard fishing charters

Fishing Charters: Beginners' Tips

An amateur needs a lot of guidance and tips before he sets foot on the boat. These are a few things you must keep in mind when you book fishing charters for the first time:

  • Be Patient and quiet
  • Noise scares away fish. To be good at fishing you should be able to sit quietly (without any vigorous movement) for long periods of time. It is suggested that you spend at least 30 minutes at one location and try to spot fish in the vicinity. If after half an hour of wait you are still not able to spot any fish, move into a new location and start the scrutinizing exercise again.
  • Make a to-do list
  • Go well prepared for the fishing trip. Make a list of all the equipment, such as fishing rod, bait, fishing reel and hook, you need to carry in case your charter does not offer them. You also need to be properly dressed for your fishing endeavor. It is recommended that you wear rubber soled shoes and layered clothing. Do make sure that you carry a sun block and some snacks just in case if you get hungry.
  • Select your location and season with a lot of thought
  • This is the reason due to which researching is of prime importance. Book your fishing charters keeping in mind the kind of fish you want to catch. Decide on the place you wish to go fishing and the season those fish can be found in plenty. For example, the best time to fish cod is in the autumn and winter months, whereas spring is the best time to fish haddock.
  • Be very attentive
  • You will need to understand the sounds and sights in your vicinity as these will help you to catch fish. Pay special attention to birds and their movement. If you see too many birds diving at a particular spot, there is a high probability that you find a large number of fish in that place. Fishing is all about being instinctive and no one can train you in that. However, it is recommended that you hire professional fishing charters with an experience of at least seven years. Experienced captains can help you gain a deeper insight into fishing.

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