Fly Fishing has been hot with the temperatures starting to drop slightly in the evenings. On the Gulf Coast we're just getting into the fall transitional stage where big Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Cobia can all be found searching for a meal on the Tampa Bay flats. The Bonita and Mackerel action has been off the hook!
With reported catches of 10-15 fish on fly per trip. This type of fishing involves finding birds diving on bait balls that are getting annihilated by Bonita and getting your fly in the maylay. It's an almost guaranteed hook up. Cobia can often be found riding on the backs of big Rays or Sharks.
These Cobia were lured off a 7ft Bull Shark near Egmont in Tampa Bay.
Night time dock light fishing has been very good too with Snook, Bull Reds, and Trout all cooperating and eager to hit a fly. This time of year offers incredible fishing opportunities with very good tides. These mega low tides in the fall/winter are perfect sight fishing Redfish in Tampa Bay. These fish are typically found in shin deep crystal clear water. Some of the best flies for these fish are buggy looking crab and shrimp patterns. Sight fishing doesn't get better than this! Book your next trip in the Tampa area with Capt. Brian Jill. www.lostcoastanglers.com