Fly Fishing Report for Tampa Bay

February Starts with a Mixed Bag

Over the last week the fishing around the bay has been picking up nicely. I have really moved my charter locations around recently and have found action in most areas.

The forecast looks like continued warm sunny weather with daytime highs in the upper 70's to low 80's. This forecast is sure to keep the water temperatures on the rise.

The constant bite continues to be with Speckled Trout. There are good numbers of Trout on the edges of the flats all around the bay. The fish are not everywhere but if you move around a bit you will find them. The morning bite has been in the grassy areas that have 5' to 8' of water above them. Late day the fish have been moving a bit more shallow but not much. Over the last few days my guests have taken a good amount of Trout that have been in the upper slot and a few just over. These are real nice fish on #5 and #6 fly rods and UL spin tackle.

Some of the areas I have been targeting for trout have also been thick with ladyfish at times. Most every day we have been spending some time with these acrobatic fish with 5 weight fly rods.