Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

EAST BAY FISHING REPORT

Raining redfish. The rain that we had at the beginning of the week should continue to help keep the water temperature down. I believe this has really helped our redfish bite this year. The redfish bite this year is the best it has been in a long time. They have been schooled up since early August. Look for a grassy/sand flat holding a lot of bait. The incoming tide has produced the most fish. These fish are seeing some pressure so make sure you are prepared to wait them out. They will eventually start eating.

Bait. The bait of choice has been sporadic. One day they are eating cut greenbacks or pinfish on the bottom, and the next day they want a live greenback floating under a cork. When you set up on the flat put a couple of different options out until you figure out what they want.

Snook. Snook are everywhere but they are focusing in on the glass minnows. Some are being caught while fishing for redfish. It is hard for a big snook to pass up an easy meal, like cut bait.

Under the bridge. The bridges are holding some nice snapper and pompano. The snapper are eating small greenbacks fishing on the bottom. Pompano are being caught working a goofy jig around the pilings. Don't be surprised if you hook into a black drum while jigging. Fishing the top or bottom of any tide is best.

Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at (813) 390-6600 or visit tampacharters.com.

EAST BAY FISHING REPORT 09/20/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays agonize over which prospects to protect on 40-man roster

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — That the Rays went right up to Monday's 8 p.m. deadline in deciding to add seven players to the 40-man roster, and that a couple they left off seem to be potential Rule 5 draft losses, was apparently a good thing.

    Brent Honeywell, who was a standout at the All-Star Futures Game and impressive in his Triple-A stint, was added to the Rays’ 40-man roster and could compete for a major-league job in spring training.
  2. Florida A&M football coach Alex Wood resigns

    Sports

    TALLAHASSEE — Alex Wood resigned as Florida A&M football coach Monday, two days after the Rattlers completed their season.

  3. Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Doug Martin's not at fault for struggling running game

    Bucs

    TAMPA — RB Doug Martin had just 38 yards on 19 carries in Sunday's win against the Dolphins, but coach Dirk Koetter said his team's struggles running the ball shouldn't go squarely on his running back.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) warms up before the start of an NFL game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
  4. UF has little to say after meeting with Kelly

    College

    GAINESVILLE — At last, there's some actual smoke to the Chip Kelly-Florida rumors.

    Chip Kelly wasn’t so great in the 	NFL, but in his four seasons at Oregon, the Ducks were 46-7 while averaging at least 36 points every season.
  5. Lightning impressed with improved offense from defensemen

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — At one point during Saturday's game against the Islanders, the Lightning was first in the NHL in points and second in points scored by its defensemen. That's one reason the team is off to the best start in franchise history.

    Lightning defensemen such as Victor Hedman (77) and Jake Dotchin (59), shown celebrating with Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn, are playing bigger offensive roles this season.