Tampa Bay – Bradenton – Sarasota – Boca Grande


Report Date: April 9, 2010

Live bait is back in Tampa Bay. Over the past two weeks, live bait has made its way back into the Bay; however, it has been tough

to catch. As the weather continues to get warmer, we should see more live bait in our area and it should get a bit easier to catch. Finally, winter has come to an end. Hello spring!

Although fishing has been great with live bait, there is a lot of bait that is to large to fish with. It seems as if

each time a small bait hits the water, it is FISH ON! Mostly, we’ve been catching trout and mackerel on live bait, but we did manage to catch a couple of redfish as well. Redfish still want to eat shrimp because the water temperature is still a little cold for their liking.

Some mornings that we recently fished were a little on the cool side, so we had to stick with jigs and shrimp as bait.

We haven’t had any trouble catching a mess of sheepshead, redfish, or trout on artificial bait. Sheepsheads have moved into the Bay in full force. Lately, most of the sheepsheads we’ve caught were 5 lbs or more. Most of the redfish have been hanging around structure. With the warmer weather, warmer water temperatures, and plentiful live bait in the Bay, fishing is about to really kick off. Please visit www.castawaychartersinc.com and book your trip today!

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