Reel Animals Tampa Area Fishing Report 2/28/15 – The Ledger (blog)

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Capt. Mike Anderson and Capt. Billy Nobles/Reel Animals Fishing Team Report

February 28, 2015

reel-animals-tampa-area-fishing-report-22815-the-ledger-blog Reel Animals Tampa Area Fishing Report 2/28/15 - The Ledger (blog)Last week, after the cold we stayed in the area where the bite had been red hot, and it was different. The fish would fire off, then it would be nothing for five or ten minutes, then bam it would fire off again. The same players were there, large catch and release gag grouper, red grouper, scamp, porgies, and hogfish. On Sunday I couldn’t go (radio show), but a couple of Captains who have been working the same area went and had the same. They got a good box of fish, but had to work at it. My mate, Tony Cimino, was there and got to thinking, let’s run further out. So Tony told me he ran fifteen more miles, anchored up, made sandwiches, and started chumming. As the crew was eating, they looked behind the boat and there they were, the whole host of characters. They fired a bait down and instant 38 inch red grouper. On the free lines, they got mangrove snapper up to 9 lbs, smaller baits on the bottom, got hogfosh to 8 lbs. Tony told me his machine was solid from top to bottom with fish. I tell you guys I was the like the proud papa, I got the report on Monday, which was my birthday, and it was the best present this old Captain could ask for. reports Capt. Billy Nobles of the Reel Animals Fishing Team. (866-GAMEFISH).

Inshore, the sheephead bite continues to go off. According to Dylan Hubbard of Hubbard’s Marina, they are literally catching them by the barrel full around John’s Pass Bridge. If you stop by and talk to him he’ll get you set up for sure, Nobles said.

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Capt. Michael Anderson and Capt. Billy Nobles are the Reel Animals Fishing Team and host the Reel Animals Fishing Show on WFLA News Channel 8 every Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. Catch Capt. Mike for the Reel Animals Saturday Fishing Radio from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on WFLA 970 AM and Capt. Mike and Capt. Billy Sunday mornings on WDAE 620 AM for the TA Mahoney Co. Reel Animals Radio Show from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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