Author:John Bishop

August 5, 2016 By Captain Travis Yaeckel If you are looking for some meat for the summer fish fry, now is a good time. With the hotter water temps inshore, we have been spending a lot of time fishing in the bay. Mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel, cobia, and gag grouper are abundant on the local reefs, channel edges, rock piles, and range markers. If eating sharks fits to your liking, there are also plenty of blacktip and...

Jim Clark's grandson Will caught this ladyfish using a Teaser Rig. (Two small baits hooked nose to tail to look larger and have more action). Bait barely hit the water and flash boom bang. Will caught this off a dock on Manasota Key. Good Job Grumpy, using tips learned with SSA. Steve ...

The weather was perfect for a clean up of the bay. It was really amazing to see the amount of trash you could find by just looking a bit deeper in the mangroves. I believe the final heap was about 50' long, 10' wide and 5-6' high. Couches, mattresses, tires, toilets, giraffes (?!!), bottles, and more bottles and more bottles. The recurring theme was they should outlaw the little plastic water bottles - they were everywhere. I...

The Tampa Bay Clean Up Tournament will be hosted by South Shore Anglers & Citgo on April 9, 2016. Since everyone should give a day for conservation, here's a chance to give a day and fish the rest of the year guilt free. To be a part of this event you'll join 1 of the projects that will be listed.  Tampa Bay Watch will have an oyster bar replenishment at Fantasy Island. The CCA of...