I've lived by the Hillsborough river all my life and honestly haven't heard or at least tried to hear someone say its a good fishing river. I'm a saltwater guy but being a young hungry teenager without a drivers license, The river is the closest thing I got. The Lowry park boat ramp is walking distance for me, I've fished it once and didn't have any luck. I think I seen some juvenile tilapia under the dock, worthy for bait? I've been using a DOA Jerk grub. I also went by sulphur springs as I heard it was a good snook spot (my main target fish) but also had no luck. Using mostly the jerk grub that day, I tried out a crankbait and only worked for about 2-3 casts before I got caught in a tree and it dropped in the river with me trying to get it out.
Basically, I'm just a teenager looking for some fish to play catch and release with until spring rolls around and my family and friends will start thinking about heading back out to Ft. Desoto.
Hillsborough river is the closest thing to me and I need to use my resources and study the waters a little more to figure out the trick to these snook i'm hearing about. Any got any advice or knowledge they can spill about the River?
BTW , welcome aboard !