You are not going to believe it. The fishing this week has been absolutely on fire, record setting, world class, catchin’. I have never landed so many walleye and salmon in Tampa Bay its unreal.
Had ya going didn’t I? To be honest I haven’t been on the water all week. We were supposed to run but with the fronts, wind and rain we cancelled. It’s better to live to fight another day. Mike and I did make it to south Florida and went to the Miami International Boat Show to see some old friends and meet some new ones. Any one who has never made the trek to that show, if you love boating, fishing, or just the water lifestyle you gotta go.
As I stated earlier I haven’t been on the water so let’s talk about what’s on the horizon for us. Spring, what a wonderful time and word, is just around the corner. As the water temps will rise look for snook to come out from the deep holes and springs in our river systems to their regular haunts. Schools of redfish are already moving in but take your time. It seems that once the reds are here it takes them a few weeks to settle down if you will and get comfortable with their new home.
Tarpon, Tarpon, Tarpon, my favorite time of year. Look for schools of Silver Kings to start migrating to their traditional breeding grounds and just before the tarpon get here. PERMIT, did I mention we love permit. A lot of people don’t realize how many permit we have and what a great game fish they are. Capable of making screaming runs to 300 yards on light tackle. All I can say is WOW! I you like what I have described just hang in there. It’s right around the corner, it won’t be long, I promise.
On a different note, Dennis O’Hern, is leading the charge for our rights to fish. They are heading to Washington, D.C. to fight the grouper and snapper closures. Please go to their site all you have to do is go to www.reelanimalsfishingshow.com and on the right hand side of the page you will see a tab (Join FRA) Click on that and check it out for yourself. Folks this is the pit-bull in your fight for your right to fish and for your kids to fish. Please support them as we do.
Check us out on Saturday mornings @ 6:30 on WFLA News Channel 8 and call in Sunday’s from 7-9 to WDAE 620 for The Reel Animals Fishing Show and your chance to win some cool stuff. Call us at 1-866-GAMEFISH to book your trip of a lifetime and until next week, “Do yourself a favor and take a kid fishin’.”