Tampa Trout Fishing Charters on the Spanish Sardine give anglers a chance to catch alot of fish during the summer months. Trout can be caught using a variety of bait and artificial lures. Trout are also fun to catch on a fly. We are fortunate to have them in the Tampa Bay area year round and can be found in the bayous and grass flats.
The Trout bite in Tampa Bay has been on fire. During the summer months Gulf waters reach the high 80’s. Trout often hide out in shady spots or can be found in deep water. As the water starts to cool in Florida Trout become more active and are often found feeding on bait fish in the grassy flats.
There are many different techniques used to catch Trout. Weather plays a big role in how and what type of fish to target. Luckily here in Florida we are able to catch Trout all year round. Using a top water lure is one of my favorite ways to catch Trout. The best day to use a top water lure is when there is a lot of overcast. Using a topwater lure takes a little practice, but once you’ve got it zigzagging through the water Trout can’t resist. You can actually see the Trout following the lure and then explode out of the water.
When the water is clear I like to use a free lined bait. This means the bait fish is hooked but does not have a weight. A lot of movement and splashing can scare the Trout away. When we have choppy or windy conditions I like to use a D.O.A. jig with Fins Windtamer Braided fishing line. This excellent line gives you more control of where to cast and is less likely to get tangled.
No matter what the weather condition in the Tampa Bay area, technique used, or species targeted, there is always one common factor, and that is the tides. As long as the water is moving you can catch Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, flounder, and sharks. Here in the West Coast of Florida moving water means the fish will be eating.
Tampa Bay is the large area with a large variety of fish and plenty of beautiful preserves and parks to fish like Fort DeSoto, Weedon Island and Shell Key. A Fishing Captain with the right boat and equipment can improve the chances of getting fish in some of these challenging areas. My boat, The Spanish Sardine, can float in as little as 6 inches of water which allows me to go further into the flats.
Let’s go fishing sometime. Book a Tampa Bay Fishing Charter on the Spanish Sardine and I’ll show you how to catch some fish in the Tampa Bay Area.
The Right Fishing Tackle
Guests on the Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter are provided top-of-the-line Star Fishing Rods and Penn Fishing Reels to use during their fishing excursion. This quality equipment assures you the best fishing action while offering reliable and easy operation for every level of angler. You are also welcome to bring your own fishing gear if you’d like. We’ll put you on the fish either way.