July 2023 Fishing Report (St Pete & Tampa Bay)

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July 2023 Fishing Report (St Pete & Tampa Bay)

Posted by: Eric
Category: Rock Bottom Sport Fishing
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Last Updated on June 29, 2023 by Eric

As the summer sun shines over St Pete and Tampa Bay, the waters teem with a multitude of aquatic species, making it an angler’s paradise. The favorable conditions of July entice anglers from all walks of life for an inshore or nearshore adventure.

Inshore: A Shallow Water Haven

The warm shallows of our inshore waters offer a thriving habitat for a variety of fish species. Here, fly-fishing and light tackle fishing become a delightful pursuit for any angler.

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Snook: The Feisty Fighters

July is an exciting time for Snook enthusiasts. Their aggressive bite and vigorous fights make them a desirable catch around the inlets and passes of Tampa Bay and St Pete.

Redfish: The Bold and the Beautiful

Renowned for their distinctive spot-tail design and formidable runs, Redfish are an inshore favorite. Oyster bars, mangroves, and grass flats serve as their prime hideouts.

Tarpon: The Silver Kings of Inshore

Tarpon, fondly known as the Silver Kings, are a top draw for inshore anglers. Their explosive strikes and high jumps around the beaches, bridges, and shallow bays are nothing short of an angling spectacle.

Speckled Trout: The Coastal Gems

The charming Speckled Trout, with their vibrant, dotted patterns, call the seagrass flats and deeper holes their home, making the early morning topwater action an experience to remember.

Nearshore: The Thrill of the Open Water

A little further from the coast, the nearshore waters promise a different kind of thrill. Larger predatory species rule these areas, offering adrenaline-rushing fights and memorable catches.

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Tarpon: The Offshore Acrobat

In the nearshore waters, Tarpon continue to offer incredible sport. Their stunning aerobatics and robust fights extend from the inshore waters into the open water, providing an exhilarating challenge.

Snapper: The Deep-Sea Delight

Both Red and Mangrove Snapper thrive in July, offering consistent action for bottom fishing enthusiasts. Their robust fight and excellent table fare make them a well-loved target.

Kingfish: The Speedy Predators

For thrill-seekers, the King Mackerel or Kingfish, one of the ocean’s fastest swimmers, make trolling an intense and rewarding endeavor. Their high-speed pursuits are the stuff of angling legends.

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The Rock Bottom Advantage

Amidst the excitement and thrill of fishing, Rock Bottom Sports Fishing ensures your dream fishing trip becomes a reality. With our skilled crew, premium equipment, and unparalleled local knowledge, we offer unrivaled fishing experiences.

Whether it’s targeting Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Speckled Trout inshore or engaging with Tarpon, Snapper, and Kingfish in nearshore waters, we’ve got you covered. Experience the thrill of the chase and the joy of a successful catch with us.

Why let the summer pass by without casting a line into the rich waters of St Pete and Tampa Bay? Book your inshore or nearshore trip today with Rock Bottom Sports Fishing and embark on an unforgettable angling adventure!

Author: Eric