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Fishing Report – Port Richey – Its On Baby

By February 15, 2009Fishing Reports

Just as we thought we were done with old man winter, he shows us just exactly who is boss. March is typically the month that our spring fishing takes off. However this year we have had a couple off late season cold fronts that have put spring on hold for a little while. The fish are ready and when we do get our normal weather of 80 degree days they have been chomping at anything we throw there way. Last week I fished a long time client and some of his co workers in Snook Fishing – Tampa, FLCharlotte harbor and the snook were very cooperative. We boated 15 to 20 nice snook with a few being in the tight slot for snook. All of the fish were caught on sardines which are becoming easier to find with the warmer water. I also got to fish another good client and his 7 year old son last week. Jeff and Weston had a great time fishing the New Port Richey area and the redfish bite was on. We sat in one spot for almost three hours catching several slot sized reds and a few snook to boot. Wes is going to be a very good Redfish – Boca Grandefisherman, at his young age he is baiting, casting, hooking and reeling in his own fish. Later this spring we are going to get him his first Tarpon down in Boca Grande. Yesterday was the toughest trip I have had in a few weeks as the wind was relentless it was blowing 25 to 30 out of the south west and it made everything rough. I had Jim Andrews on board with a couple of his friends, we secured some bait and off we went. I expected a good bite with warm south breezes but the heavy winds were not to the fishes liking. We fished several areas with limited results until we finally found the honey hole. We sat in a little bay just south of Port Richey and caught several Redfish – Boca Grande, FLnice redfish some in the slot and some over. It turned out to be a great day, just a tough start. Now is the time to get out the weather is warm and the fish are ready.