Tampa Bay Cobia Fishing

Cobia stalk the flats of Tampa Bay in late fall and early spring. This is a wonderful sight fishing opportunity, because the water is usually clear as a neat glass of gin. The average Tampa Bay cobia is probably around 33 inches long and weighs between 15 pounds and 20 pounds. However, fish in the 40-pound class are fairly common, and 60-pound and 70-pound fish are always a possibility!

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Winter Redfish Tactics

The nice thing about redfish is that they are not as susceptible to cold water and cold weather as some other tropical species. This makes them catchable, but because winter tides are low with tap water clarity, there still is nothing easy about putting a hook into a red. However, here are some tips to increase your odds of success this winter.

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All About Marine Batteries

Understanding how your boat battery works is good because if you know that, you will know how to use and take care of all your batteries. And that means they will last longer and be less apt to fail when you need them most.

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Tie Your Own Flies

One of the earliest recorded uses of a lure for fishing describes bits of hair and feather made to imitate insects on rivers in the Middle East around 300 B.C. Anglers are still at it, although the tools and material used to tie flies has gotten a lot more sophisticated, particularly for saltwater fly fishing. Freshwater fly fishermen also can get some good information in this tip.

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Fishing For High-Powered Cobia

Though they are second only to tarpon in size, pound for pound cobia yield nothing where power is concerned. Tampa Bay in West Central Florida offers a year-round opportunity to fish for this large powerful member of the ling family, and during winter, cobia will often congregate in the warm water outflows of area power plants. Here’s how to catch them.

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Fishing For High-Powered Cobia

Though they are second only to tarpon in size, pound for pound cobia yield nothing where power is concerned. Tampa Bay in West Central Florida offers a year-round opportunity to fish for this large powerful member of the ling family, and during winter, cobia will often congregate in the warm water outflows of area power plants. Here’s how to catch them.

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Accidental Tactic Works For Big Snook

I looked up to see a good bend in the rod, and a big swirl in the pass. “That’s a much bigger shark than the last one,” I told my client. My heart skipped a beat when I saw a flash of yellow, and realized it was a snook … the fish of a lifetime for my client!

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The Perfect Winter Game

The temperature rises to a comfortable 25 degrees in the January sunshine. There is no wind and only about a foot of snow on the ground — a perfect day for a rabbit hunt in Vermont.

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