Archive for 2009
December fishing in Tampa Bay can be a little challenging if we see some harsh cold fronts move through. November, for the most part, has been a mild month but we all know what Mother Nature can do The Snook bite has continued to be good. They have made their transition to the river and are eating to prepare for winter. The Redfish bite has been good but most fish are under size. The Trout bite has been good and will continue to get better as water temps cool. These fish are not affected by the cooler temps and we should see some of the bigger trout move in. The picture is a client with his biggest Snook. The Snook measured 37”.To book a Tampa fishing charter with Capt. Will Shook, call (813)732-5971
The Tampa area offers a variety of fishing. June has been a great month. The Tarpon are still hanging around. Had several trips where we jumped a number of fish. Had 12 year old Roman land a nice 100lb Tarpon fishing live bait around the bridge. The Redfish bite continues to be strong. Had trips with multiple hookups on the Redfish. The photos are of my clients with Redfish caught all year. Hope you enjoy. To go Tampa fishing, call Capt Will Shook 813-732-5971
May Fishing Report!
The Silver King has made its grand entrance. May is here and so are the Tarpon. These fish start to show in Tampa Bay around April and stay through July. We were fishing a Tampa area bridge when we hooked into an estimated 140lb beauty. The fight lasted about 45min. She gave us all we could handle. The Snook bite is also great in May. Had a client out on his first Snook trip and he landed a beautiful 33″ beauty. To book a Tampa St.Petersburg fishing charter with Captain Will Shook, call (813)732-5971
TAMCO Foundation 3rd Annual Grand Slam Tournament!
I had the opportunity to fish the TAMCO Grand Slam tournament on April 17th. What a great tournament. This year it benefited; Salute America’s Heroes and The Children’s Home. I had the honor to fish with two wounded troops. Staff SGT. USAF, Justin Eldridge and SGT. U.S. Army, Eric McDaniel. Do to their injuries, we were limited on where we could run but we made the best of it. Fishing Tampa Bay with these guys puts things in perspective and shows the real sacrifice these young men and women go through. It was an honor. To book a Tampa St.Petersburg fishing trip with Captain Will Shook call (813)732-5971
Spring Time Is Here!
With the last of the Tampa cold fronts behind us, we can put those jackets away and break out the sunscreen. As water temperature heat up, so will the Tampa Bay fishing. These fish have been hiding all winter and are hungry ready to eat. With bait starting to show up on the flats, so are the Redfish and Snook. The Redfish have been schooling up and are willing to eat anything you throw at them. I had a father and son out who couldn’t get enough of them. The Snook are hungry and on the move. I had a Grandfather, Dad and Son on the boat that never caught a Snook. First Snook was a beautiful 29″ caught by the Grandfather. It was a blast. To book a Tampa St.Petersburg fishing Charter with Captain Will Shook call (813)732-5971