SNAPPER FISHING INFO
Tampa has some of the finest snapper fishing Florida has to offer.
Tampa Bay mainly houses cubera, lane, mangrove, mutton, queen, red, vermillion, and yellowtail snappers. However, the most sought-out and captured snapper species in Tampa are the mangrove snappers.
Everything you Need to Know About Snappers in Tampa Bay
Mangrove snappers are also known as gray snappers, and they’re abundant inshore. On average, they’re 10 to 14 inches in length and 1 to 2 pounds in weight.
They’re great for fishing enthusiasts who simply wish to experience a fishing session with a bit of a fight. You don’t have to work hard on finding them since they’re pretty predictable.
You can find them around bridges and docks, oyster beds and rock piles, deep holes, beach piers, and inlets.
Common Techniques Used to Catch Snappers
Chumming works best in catching mangrove snappers, but you may also opt for light tackling, fly fishing, drift fishing, and bottom fishing.
Why Choose Tampa for Snapper Fishing
Tampa Bay has large inshore spots that snappers love. It contains most of their favorite food: crabs, planktons, worms, and shrimps, too, so you can easily find them.
Florida Fishing Regulations for Catching Snappers
Mangrove snapper season is open year-round. You can bag up to 5 to 10 per person with a minimum length of 10 to 12 inches depending on where you are.
Why Choose Tampa, Florida as Your Next Snapper Fishing Charter
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