It has been a long hot summer for sure, seemed like not to long ago I was wondering if we were going to get the dreaded heat that we associate with summer. Well it made it and it was all it was supposed to be. Along with the normal heat of summer has come some very good and unexpected fishing, our Cobia that are usually gone from the inshore waters have been fairly plentiful all summer, and the redfish that are spread out and lethargic to say the least have been aggressive and very abundant if you know where to look. The snook that are normally easily to find and tough to catch have lived up to there normal summer standards. The “other ” activity of summer, Scalloping, was spectacular this year. The Scallops were as thick as I have ever seen them and I was as busy as I have ever been with charters to pick them up. looks like next year we are going to be VERY busy hunting down the tasty little critters, check out our new website dedicated to scalloping, www.scallopcharters.com .
As I said it was a better than average summer for fishing in Tampa Bay and New Port Richey, but the best is yet to come. Actually it is very close to starting right now, the big schools of Mullet have started to form and the snook are moving in from the spawning rituals. it is only a matter of a few cold fronts getting through the state to cool the water just a bit before the dinner bell is ringing non stop. Don’t wait to long or the best days will be gone, this is one of the best times of year coming up and the fish are defiantly ready and waiting for you!!