28 April 2009

South Tampa Bay

They're heeeerrreee!!! The tarpon have arrived in numbers and are showing up in all the usual places; the Skyway, southshore, Key Royal, Boca Ciega Bay and in the passes. No real numbers on the beach yet with all the west winds we were having. But, all that should change in the not too distant future with the prevailing east winds we've been feeling as of this week. Typical baits this time of year include; threadfin, scaled sardines and pinfish.

Looking forward to the "hill" tides and getting my DNA scrubs!!!

26 April 2009

Very informative blog- tarpon fishing, fly fishing, etc.

From Aaron Adams Ph.D.- Manager of the Fisheries Habitat Ecology Program at Mote Marine Lab, Director of Operations and Research for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. and fellow tarpon enthusiast.


Bonefish & Tarpon Trust-

21 April 2009

Skinny Water Culture's - First Annual Tarpon Season Kickoff, and Low Country Boil, Friday April 24th 2009

What?: Skinny Water Culture's - "First Annual Tarpon Season Kickoff, and Low Country Boil"

Why?: Since the annual migration of Tarpon is near and dear to the local anglers of the Tampa Bay area, we figured there should be an annual event to celebrate it! Plus, no respectable Tarpon fisherman will be able to be contacted for the next 4 or 5 months.

Where?: Coasters Bar and Grill 1311 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Bch - (727) 596-3332

When?: Friday April 24th 2009 starts at 4pm till close

Details: Low Country Boil from 4-7PM (Shrimp, Crawfish, Kielbasa, Corn,Potatoes, and a plethora of other goodies, boiled up Louisianna style) with drink specials from Landshark Lager, and Sky Vodka.

Full Fledged Unit starting at 9pm and playing live music until 1am. Drink specialsthrought the night.Giveaways from Howard Films (Chasing Silver 1 and 2, and Location X), Skinny Water Culture Fishing apparel,and others TBA.Ages: 4-7pm for the Low Country Boil - all ages, after 9pm 21 and up--

VinceSkinny Water Culture FamilyVince@skinnywaterculture