Long Time Tarpon Springs Professional sport fishing Guide charter service owner/operator Captain John Fischbach of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports that Deep Sea and near shore reef fishing has been producing constant Gag Grouper action and lots of family fun and delicious fish to take home (if you choose to) with a lot more meat versus Flats Fishing, in and around Tarpon Springs. The water temperature inshore has hit the 90* mark which causes the Inshore fishing to not slow down, yet plateau. This will all change come the 3rd week of September. Flats Fishing is still Great, a change up in gear and boats, keeps the GREAT YEAR ROUND FISHING LIT UP!!! Flats boat to the offshore leader, Contender Boats 31 open- just add bean bags and it’s like fishing from the couch!!
Lower oxygen levels in the water on the shallow water fishing flats during this cycle of the summer season will go just as it came, just as seasons do. Ironically, the first day of fall lands on September 22nd, the 3rd week and the fall season’s first full moon. Until then, fishing our inshore reefs, nearshore reefs and offshore reefs for Shark, black tip and spinner shark are common on the near shore reefs while nurse shark are a little deeper. Cobia fishing and king fishing with flat lined live baits while anchored on a live coral reef ledge or wreck with many different reef fish also pelagic fish which are considered highly migratory species which make excellent table fare. This is the way to go, adding extra action to the entire offshore fishing experience!! Bonita, Blackfin Tuna, barracuda and spanish mackerel just to name a few are also on the menu, great family and adult fun!