Fall Fishing Report


Fall is here and we are getting into the transitional time between the hot summer days and starting to see some cooling down at night. Calm winds and overcast skys has made sight fishing great for tailing Redfish. Lots of fish are ganging up on the flats and when the conditions and tide are right we've been getting shots at hungry tailing fish. Topwater is a great way to fish these guys as they are rooting around in some pretty thick algae and grass where most flies would just get lost or hung up. Gurglers will get their attention with a quickness, just drop the fly anywhere near the group of fish and slide it or pop it along lightly and wait for the explosion to follow. With mouths designed more for bottom feeding its fun to watch these fish as their heads break the surface and annihilate the fly. Not every eat is a hook up but with the right ammo and some patients it will pay off. There are also snook hanging around the flats as well and gorging themselves before the winter ahead. False albacore and mackerel are around the area as well and always fun to get on fly. Fishing the graveyard shift after sundown is always a great option this time of year as well, with Snook, Reds and Tarpon all available and hungry! 
Gimme a shout if you want to get out.
Capt Brian
727-631-5578


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Tampa Fly Fishing for Tarpon



We're in the midst of another great Tarpon season here in Tampa. The weather has been cooperating lately with an easterly flow pattern that has allowed us to get out on the beaches. We are getting lots of shots throughout the day during good tidal movement and seeing large groups of fish with the occasional single and pair. I like fishing to these singles and smaller groups as the larger groups seem to be too preoccupied with their spawning rituals to want anything to do with a fly, although they can be convinced.


Night fishing should start to improve in July/Aug with more Snook showing up on the lights after they move out of the passes. At the moment there are good number of Snook along the beaches and passes as June/Aug is their peak spawning season. We haven't been targeting them as Tarpon has been top priority lately. If you need your next Tarpon on the fly fix or you just wanting to see what it's all about give me a call and I'll get you on some fish.

Capt Brian Jill
Lost Coast Angers
727-631-5578
www.lostcoastanglers.com


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3-16-11


While the rest of the country seems to be stuck in a cold spell we have been soaking up the warmth down here in Tampa. After a great winter for Redfish, I’m ready to change gears and start fly fishing for some of the other species that we have here in Tampa Bay. The weather has been great with little to no wind and daytime highs getting into the high 70’s.

The season seems to be shaping up to be an early spring and with that the fish are starting to wake up. For the past couple of weeks we have gotten shots on Snook cruising the mangrove shorelines, the Redfish are still around with some larger fish in the 8-10lb class cruising around the grass flats, large speckled trout and Mackerel are in the mix as well.


Tarpon are soon to follow with the water temps getting close to their preferred range. These early season fish are in the 60-150lb range and are eager to eat a well presented fly.

I’m currently taking reservations for Tarpon season. Drop me a line or an email with your requested dates and I’ll get back with you shortly.

Capt Brian

727-631-5578

www.lostcoastanglers.com

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Keep on Rollin

Tarpon fishing has been nothing short of spectacular so far this season and the fish keep rolling in. Every trip this month we have managed to hook at least one fish with an exceptional day jumping four. Fly fishing for Tarpon in the Tampa Bay area offers some of the most intense sight fishing around, with miles of bright sandy beaches and clear waters to target this prehistoric game fish.

Starting at daybreak we usually head out in search of laid up fish floating just under the water surface almost motionless, once the sun gets high enough we hit the beaches looking for cruising packs of Tarpon. They are typically easy to spot by either rolling in the water surface or contrasted against a bright bottom cruising in the shallow water. Sometimes the Tarpon can been seen blasting through schools of bait and free jumping throughout the day. Definitely a sight to see!!!

The oil spill has not affected our area waters and remains far from Tampa. Our waters are clean and Oil free!!!

Book your next Tarpon Fly Fishing adventure with Captain Brian Jill of the Lost Coast Anglers.
Lost Coast Angers, LLC.
727-631-5578
www.lostcoastanglers.com
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Brian Reed with a Tampa Bay Tarpon on Fly!

Trout Media - Tarpon from Brian Reed on Vimeo.

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Oceanside madness!


The time has come yet again, when the great schools of migratory Tarpon arrive to our beaches and offer us a chance to hook into one of the mightiest saltwater fish of all, the Silver King. I've been finding fish with relative consistency along the beaches lately. Most of the fish are too preoccupied with spawning and barely even glance at my offerings however there is always those random suicide fish that are looking for an easy offering. These are the fish that don't think twice about eating your fly, they usually make for some incredible in your face eats and instantly jump to the sky. Flies that have been working well for me are the typical toad patterns and EP style flies. Dark colors have been working early dawn while the lighter shades are the ticket when the sun gets up a little in the sky. Weekdays are always the best time to get out but despite the crowds on the weekends we still have managed to get some fish. Give me a call if you want your shot at the Silver King on Fly.




Capt. Brian Jill
www.lostcoastanglers.com
captbrian@lostcoastanglers.com
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Fly Fishing in Tampa Bay is heating up!

It's feeling more and more like summer everyday in the Tampa Bay area. With water temps in the mid to upper 70's in Tampa Bay the Fly Fishing has been fantastic. Snook are beginning to make their appearance and are hungry! Night time dock light fly fishing has been a sure way to catch a few line siders, while searching the clear water flats near structure, holes, and drop offs is another great way to locate them during the day. Flies that work well during the day are olive/white, chartreuse/white, yellow/white baitfish patterns and clousers for deeper water. Under the lights any small white, flashy fly should get the job done. Reds are spread out on the flat this time of the year and can also be found around lighted docks at night. They will eat a size 4-6, dark brown/black toad style crab, bendback, or a clouser on the flats. The Tarpon are beginning to show at some select locations. These are all resident fish that are just becoming active and feeding. The big schools of migratory fish will begin to show in our waters this May through the summer. I have all the necessary Tarpon equipment needed for fly fishing as well as all the best flies. I specialize in shallow water sight fishing with the fly rod but will take out light tackle artificial charters as well.

Book your next fly fishing adventure with Capt Brian Jill and the Lost Coast Anglers and fly fish in the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more!!!

Capt Brian Jill
www.lostcoastanglers.com
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Finally thawing out!



With water temps in Tampa Bay hovering in the upper 60s to low 70s the fish are finally starting to thaw out and the fly fishing is improving. The weather is beginning to look more like spring each day with the wind and water settling down. Big black Drum are back and invading Tampa Bay, getting them on the fly is a blast! Bright color crab patterns have been the ticket for these beasts. These fish average 40-50 lbs and will easily give a 20 minute fight. The trout bite is improving over grass flats and some larger fish have been spotted around spoil islands and around sandy pot holes. Reds are still around and can be found in groups patrolling the shorelines and oyster bars. An accurately places fly will usually get their attention. Small baitfish flies and dark crab patterns have been working well. Mackerel are being caught on fly as well and this should pick up as the water gets a bit warmer. The Snook should start to show soon around grass flats adjacent to creek mouths, along shorelines, and at night around docks looking for a bite.


Tampa Bay Tarpon season is right around the corner. Reserve your trip now with Capt. Brian for May-August for some prime time Tarpon action on the fly!!!

Capt. Brian Jill
www.lostcoastanglers.com
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Fly Fishing Film Tour in Tampa!!! 3/8/10

The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be at the Tampa Pitcher Show on March 8th with a killer line up of films and of coarse, lots of great giveaways. To buy tickets and get more info visit: http://www.flyfishingfilmtour.com/Schedule/
or Call the Tampa Angler (813)374-2497
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The Walker’s Cay Chronicles

For a heavy dosage of some fly fishing nostalgia, visit Hells Bay Boatworks online and check out some of your favorite episodes of The Walker's Cay Chronicles.


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