It’s paddleboard fishing time!
I recently had a morning free of meetings so decided to load up the paddleboard and head over to explore some new waters in Old Tampa Bay.
The shoreline I was targeting looked great on the online maps (lots of seagrass, oyster bars, and structure).
And it is one of the few areas in Old Tampa Bay (northwestern section of Tampa Bay) that I have not yet explored.
The morning that I went was glass calm so I could easily see any type of movement from fish.
But it was surprisingly murky for that area so I was unable to do any sight fishing.
After seeing minimal action in my target shoreline, I decided to completely change course and turned around to check out a different area that had more current flow because that was my assumption of why spot #1 was not good.
And fortunately my hunch was correct because I immediately started seeing more activity.
A 24 inch snook was the first catch from the point that I was targeting.
And then I hooked up with some more on a nearby point before having to head back to get some work done.
All in all, it was a fun day.
And I’m confident that the quick move to the backup spot saved the day.
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