The Heat is on. Tampa bay Inshore

I got the chance to get out with a buddy from work who doesn't fish very much and do some work on the inshore fish of Tampa Bay. With an empty boat ramp in the morning greeting us due to an incoming cold front we got out early. After 10 mins of chumming Two pancake's with the 12ft net and we were loaded with chunky white baits. headed to the first spot which there were a few redfish mingling around but not much action. As the tide turned and started coming in we made a move which paid us in red gold. we proceeded to land about 15 over slot reds at the second spot we stopped at. the fish didn't seem to spook or even care we were there just one after another for about an hour. Then just like the switch turned on it was off and not a bite. Checked a couple other spots until we found some hungry snook which there was some that looked a bit like logs on the bottom. after a few 30 inchers and some screaming drag back to the mangroves that resulted in a break off. The tide slowed some and they seemed to turn off as well. With a successful day already in the books we headed for hula bay and a cold corona.







  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 7,468 Admiral
    Nicely edited video! I like the Bolts hat too!

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  • Matt822Matt822 Posts: 149 Officer
    mplspug wrote: »
    Nicely edited video! I like the Bolts hat too!

    Thanks! Youtube knocks the quality down a bit but still happy with the way it came out
  • sas0061sas0061 Posts: 73 Greenhorn
    Did you find the bait in deep water (skyway) or grass flats?
  • Matt822Matt822 Posts: 149 Officer
    sas0061 wrote: »
    Did you find the bait in deep water (skyway) or grass flats?

    I was able to find it on the flats but it was a bit deeper than usual off the edge of the flat. 5-7 ft of water
  • former bluefishinnyformer bluefishinny Posts: 1,478 Officer
  • GratefulEdGratefulEd Posts: 316 Deckhand
    Very nice.
  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 3,010 Moderator
    Great report, vid and, yes, the red Bolts lid. Nice.
  • Bassin AssassinBassin Assassin Posts: 1,248 Officer
    Dang! Those are some very nice fish. Big reds. Nice work.
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  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,330 Captain
    Dang dude! Awesomeness!
    God, save the South!
  • Matt822Matt822 Posts: 149 Officer
    Thanks guys!
  • WadeFishermanWadeFisherman Posts: 437 Deckhand
    Lucky day, I need one of them.
  • BurbLifeScholarBurbLifeScholar Posts: 8 Greenhorn
    I like the deck of the boat...nice fish too!
    Tampa, Florida
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  • CdanrideoutCdanrideout Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    New to the Tampa Bay Area. Been trying to fish Anna Maria Sarasota bay. I’ve been to cockroach area a time or two but just seem to be striking out. Do you have any tips tricks or areas to try?
  • backwatercolebackwatercole Posts: 71 Greenhorn
    Nice fish and good video!  Diggin the Stick Figure as well. 
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