Kingfish Fishing Guide St Pete Florida
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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One of the perks of living in Pinellas County is the convenient access to the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, Lake Tarpon, Tampa Bay and Lake Seminole. If you are a boat lover or enjoy a day of fishing on the water, you are in the right place. There are many boat ramps, parks, and private residences to launch a boat from.
To access Lake Tarpon, many people use facilities such as John Chestnut Sr. Park, and Anderson Park. With some of the best freshwater bass fishing in the area, you can also jet ski and even see an occasional sea plane from the water.
And don't forget about Tampa Bay. Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor has a small boat ramp, and there is a larger ramp off the Courtney Campbell Bridge. Closer to St. Petersburg, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge has a separate fishing pier for those wishing to fish from the shore. Tampa Bay is a great place to boat, water ski, and fish for the day. When you fish near the bridges or in the open water in Tampa Bay, you're sure to reel in a few great catches!
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Traveling to the Tampa Bay this winter and like to fish? It may be chillier outside, but unlike other places, fishing opportunities are still plentiful and abundant. In fact, many locals say it's their favorite time of the year to fish because of the diverse fish that migrate south for the winter.
As the seasons change from summer to fall, kingfish and flounder can be spotted around John's Pass Fishing Pier in Madeira Beach, along with Spanish mackerel, karcher, trout, and cobia.
For Spanish mackerel, you can expect to see fish 6-7 lbs and for kingfish, 12-15 lbs. Other fish like karcher, grouper, including 12-16 lb grouper, and cobia are bountiful, but you need to pay attention to the laws that regulate what you are and aren't allowed to keep. For example, you are limited in how much grouper you can keep in the 20-60 foot range (WOW!) The captain of your fishing charter will be able to tell you what you can and can't keep so you are in compliance with local fishing laws.
Speaking of deals - because it's a slower time of year for vacations, the fall means that many of Tampa Bay beaches' hotels, motels, and vacation rentals/condos offer cheaper weekly rental rates, including Madeira Beach which is where John's Pass Village is located in. That means you can stay longer and at a more affordable rate. Check with local vacation condo rental companies to learn more.