Tarpon have showed up in the eggmont channel, Reds are on the flats, and a few gator trout can still be had on the grass as well.
Skyway piers are still holding Mackeral early morning and late evening. Blue crabs are moving on the outgoing tide.
Anna Maria pier is holding Macks as well. Mangrove Snapper have started to move in, use greenies or shrimp on a small to medium hook and toss under the pier, there are many keepers to be had with a few 1 to 3 pounders mixed in, take extra hooks and leader.. you wil get broke off occasionally.
Boca Grande pass has been full of Tarpon, a possible record was just caught last week in the PTTS tournament. Unofficially it was reprted at 210lbs caught by Jim Philleps.
I also spoke to a few of the commercial fishermen today. The oil is still about 100 miles of f the west coast. they have had great yields on their catches, but are having a hard time selling because of fear of tainted fish. There was a meeting held for all local captains and anglers to look into a class action lawsuit against BP for lost revenue. The outcome of that meeting will be made available in a few days. Thanks for your time…