Pier fishing or in this case bridge fishing. The Cobia and Tarpon being hooked at the 41 bridges, Cut bait or lures that look like an eel green, white or brown lure colors.
Turtle bay for you boaters is loaded up with Sea Trout, use a 1/8 once yellow or bright green jig head, with a 3 inch Gulp new penny shrimp body, placed 30 inches below a poppin cork for the most fish. Heading into Turtle bay go past the manatee signs and then head up wind. You will want to drift this flat for the Trout. cast out a good ways and pop the cork and watch it disappear. IOW Fish on!
http://fishinfranks.com/turtle_bay.htm this is a link to my Turtle bay page.
The fish are feeding a lot at night right now with the full moon, So getting out early is not a great idea, un-less you just want to get away. The better fishing right now is in the afternoon. This is true except if the night is over cast, then they will be feeding first thing, and through out the day.
I would be looking for Pompano right now, fun to catch and great to eat. The sand bars on the east or west side is about an equal bet.
2015 Gulf red snapper season closes after this weekend
Halloween (Oct. 31) and Nov. 1 are the last days the recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters will be open in 2015.
State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200 nautical miles.
This year’s 70-day state-waters season began the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and ran through July 12. The season then reopened for Labor Day weekend and weekends in September and October, including Sunday, Nov. 1.
Hi Frank, thought I would share a pic of a couple bronze backs we caught this summer (both released). It was a great summer in Ontario for bass fishing, but cannot wait to get down to Punta Gorda for the winter for some fishing action. Your staff are excellent, you should be proud of them, as I am sure you are. Special thanx to Robert for his knowledge and very helpful tips (watch NASA does not steal him from you!) See you at the Shop. Paul.
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Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present in, along, and offshore of eastern Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Gulf counties in northwest Florida, and in, along, and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and northern Lee counties in Southwest Florida.
Karenia brevis has been detected in background to high concentrations in 9 samples collected in, along, and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties, and in background to high concentrations in 37 samples collected in, along, and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties. Background to low concentrations were detected in 5 samples collected in, along, and offshore of Lee County.
Within the Gulf of Mexico, Karenia brevis was not detected this week in or alongshore of Escambia, Okaloosa, Walton, Franklin, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pinellas, or Collier counties. No samples were analyzed this week from Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Pasco, Hillsborough, or Monroe counties.
Fish kills and respiratory irritation have previously been reported at Mexico and Windmark beaches (Bay County), as well as Cape San Blass, Stone Memorial State Park, Eagle Harbor, and Massalina Bayou (Gulf County). Extensive fish kills continue to be reported this week in St. Joseph Bay (Gulf County) and St. Andrews Bay (Bay County). Fish kills and respiratory irritation have also previously been reported at Casey Key Beach and offshore of Venice (Sarasota County), and fish kills have continue to be reported offshore of Manasota Key (Charlotte County). Additional fish kills were reported this week inshore of Sarasota County at Indian Mound Park.
Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show slight west and alongshore movement of the bloom patch located in Northwest Florida over the next three days, and offshore movement of surface water within the bloom patch in Southwest Florida over the next three days, with southern, inshore movement of bottom water.