Fish This Inshore Charters Releases July 2023 Fishing Forecast for Tampa Bay

Fish This Inshore Charters, voted one of the best Tampa fishing guides and charters, is pleased to announce the release of the July 2023 fishing forecast for the Tampa Bay area. Known for its diverse species and thrilling fishing experiences, Tampa Bay continues to attract anglers from around the globe. Captain Mike Murphy, a renowned Tampa fishing guide, shares his expert insights for the month of July.

“The water is getting hot, but the bite in nearshore, offshore, and inshore is on fire,” said Captain Mike.

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Thriving Inshore Fishing Opportunities

The inshore bite presents exciting opportunities with good numbers of mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel, and trout found in the bay. He recommends focusing on the deeper flats around 6 to 8 feet, particularly targeting the grass edges adjacent to the sand patches for trout. Larger trout tend to ambush their prey as the bait flees over the sandy patch, creating an exciting environment for anglers. Artificial baits work very well in these grassy areas and are beneficial for the survival rate of release.

Targeting Snapper and Spanish Mackerel

Snapper holds on the flats as well as on deeper rock piles. Anglers can use lots of chum or cut up threadfins and light leader with a #1 hook to gather these sweet-tasting fish. It’s important to remember the limit of 5 per person and a 10″ minimum. Captain Mike urges to keep them a little larger, allowing them to mature and yield a more satisfying fillet.

Spanish mackerel can be attracted with a chum block hanging off the side of an anchored boat. Use 30 to 40# fluorocarbon leader with a long shank 1/0 hook and live greenies or threads for the best results.

Scallop Season in Homosassa

Scallop season is also in full effect in Homosassa. “It’s like an adult Easter egg hunt,” shared Captain Mike. Snorkel down to about 4 to 7 feet of water, and you’ll spot them. He invites those interested in the scallop hunt to contact him at 813.459.2521, or email at [email protected] for bookings with Fish This Inshore Charters.

Summer: The Ideal Time for Offshore Fishing

“The offshore bite is going great and will improve through the summer,” Captain Mike added, highlighting the endless fun and big fish that await offshore. This summer is the perfect time to explore what makes the Florida area theideal vacation destination.

Whether your aim is to target specific species like snapper, have a fun-filled day for children, or observing wildlife, Fish This Inshore Charters aims to exceed expectations on every fishing charter.

About Fish This Inshore Charters

Fish This Inshore Charters, guided by Capt. Mike Murphy offers unparalleled fishing experiences in Tampa Bay. Catering to the specific desires of each client, the company provides a diverse range of charters targeting a variety of species. From inshore flats fishing for redfish to scouring the depths for grouper, Fish This Inshore Charters shows you the very best of what Tampa Bay has to offer. To learn more, visit:

Fish This Inshore Charters has dozens and dozens of 5-star reviews online and hundreds of happy clients. Here’s what one recent customer, Jim Simmermon, had to say about their experience with Capt. Mike:  Fished with Captain Mike 2 years ago and had a great day. Back again this year from Pennsylvania and had another great day! Capt. Mike is knowledgeable, friendly and knows where the fish are. I highly recommend Fish This Charters.”

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