Beach Tarpon have arrived. However onshore winds over this weekend and into the first part of next week will make it difficult to pursue the Silver King. Looking at the long range forecast. With any luck we’ll start to see the winds switch by the middle of the week, making for the right conditions for approaching schools of early season tarpon.

 Early morning starts are a must when it comes to beach tarpon. Staging up on the outside sandbar will allow you to make long casts to the fish. Best baits include live crabs, threadfin herring and pinfish. Cork your baits with about a 4ft leader to help keep the baits near the surface where the fish are cruising. Remember to always be courteous to other anglers as a school goes by. There is a good chance another one won’t be to far behind it. Being patient usually pays

 Fishing for redfish and snook in Tampa Bay remains remains very good. Afternoon incoming tides have produced much better catches than earlier in the morning. When the water is high the fish move Deep into the mangroves. Chumming the fish out from the trees with live sardines is standard practice this time of year.

Catching enough live sardines for a days fishing has been relatively easy this week. Grassy areas South of Gandy bridge our holding schools of sardines that can be chummed up with tropical fish food.

Thank You,Capt. Tyson Wallerstein 727-692-5868Capt.tyson@hotmail com

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