By Neil Taylor,

I got away from being down there four days a week.     But I have been down there.

I rely somewhat on posting this report, the trips of others.   Between a lighter schedule and one week out of town, I only have been down there once myself.     We caught small redfish, some trout and some flounder.   There are options for snapper on the rockpiles.   Action is decent but about to get a lot better.   My schedule explodes the middle of the month and I expect I will be spending some time down here on the south shore.

Mackerel at the Skyway Piers, pretty easy.

Trout are good all over Tampa Bay from the Fort across the Bay to Miguel.   

Early is still best but I would expect some great action at night during good tides.

Would you like to get better at fishing?   Look at The Kayak Fishing Academy.   There will be quarterly sessions, the next one on November 7.   Feel free to inquire by email or phone call.    I give a three and a half hour session on fishing and kayak fishing that would be valuable for people who do any kind of fishing.  The host site is mhy house with the grill going for lunch.   The following weekend, Terrific Trout Tampa Bay.  Use the Academy as a primer and then win money on the 14th!

Honestly, I should have a more extensive report on the south shore the next time.    I will likely be making more trips down here at some point.   It has been a little light for a month, but it’s a location I don’t get away from for very long.  

As always: Be careful out there!

Neil Taylor
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In a battle that is never really over: The great work of FWC officers to target felony netters and keep an eye on other recreational offenders has led to better fishing for us all.  Their continued efforts to catch felony netters are making the south shore region return as a great fishery again.   But help them out:  Keep your eyes peeled for illegal activity and make a call if you see poaching, 888-404-FWCC (3922).  Your tips will help make cases and you could be eligible for a reward.  The fishery survives the pressure of poaching, a lot of anglers and just continues to be a great location to go.  

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