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Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Report

Over the last few days we have been treated to some beautiful weather. The wind has been very light and we have been able to fly around the bay fishing lots of different locations. The last 2 days I have had anglers out for light spin tackle trips. On both trips we fished artificials only with some great success. I have had my guests mostly fishing the surface. Spooks and Poppers have been getting a lot of attention. I have also been fishing soft baits on jig heads with small flies as teasers about 18" in front of the jig. The action has been very good with both rigs. On today's trip we really got into schools of smaller jacks and some bluefish. The jacks were super aggressive and they were

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Report

The really good fishing continues. Water temperatures are still warm for the date. Yesterday we were still reading water temperatures in the low 70's which means you can expect to encounter a wide variety of fish species. Currently anglers can target the Main inshore species of Snook, Reds and Trout but there are plenty of Pelagic species roaming about as well. Jacks are about everywhere and willing to hit about any fly you throw at them. Bluefish, Mackerel and Bonito are also targets of opportunity. Yesterday afternoon I did a trip where we were specifically chasing the Pelagics with Top Water flies. We used a variety of Poppers and Dahlberg style flies and had great action. We were targeti

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Report

We have been set up in Florida for a few weeks now. I have been getting out on the water most days and the fishery is currently offering lots of options for us fly anglers. Although it is winter, Florida's west coast has yet to receive any real cold fronts. Most every day has been sunny with daytime temps. in the low to mid 80's. Most of the Bay still has water temperatures in the mid 70's. Under the current conditions anglers can choose to fish for a variety of species. The bay at this time is full of bait fish. Every grass flat that I pole over is alive with life. The Trout action on the flats is good but the larger fish are most active early and late in the day. There has also been a l

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