Matt-In-A-Yak Goes Wade Fishing In Tampa Bay [Fishing Report]


I’m shaking things up to go wade fishing in Tampa Bay!!!

I honestly couldn’t be more excited about doing some wade fishing and taking a day off from the Yak.

This is just a little bit different than what I normally do.

Don’t miss this catch footage below!!

Wade Fishing In Tampa Bay [VIDEO]

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The morning started slower than I anticipated with little to no interest in the Moonwalker I was throwing.

With the help of Smart Fishing Spots, I was able to find some oyster bars which also happen to be where most of the bait was congregating.

I knew I was in the right spot, I just had to keep working to find the feeding fish.

There was just so much bait and mullet around me that I had to make my offering stand out amongst the rest.

The sun began to reach its peak which signaled the time to switch over to subsurface lure presentations.

I also saw some tailing redfish which indicates they’re feeding on the bottom.

In these situations, I feel most confident with the F.R.E.D. paddletail rigged on a 1/8 oz. Hoss Helix Hook 3/0.

Lo and behold, I reeled in my first ever snook on artificial lures!


We don’t get many snook up over where I call home.

So this was particularly special for me to catch a snook on an artificial lure and while I was wade fishing!

If you have the time, head out for a quick last-minute fishing trip.

You never know what you may find!!

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Arto Van grondelle
4 months ago

Fantastic stuff. love it n learnin!

Stephen Becker
8 months ago

Matt, I work about 5 miles north of this spot on US 41. I went to scout this place, and at the end of the road there are signs saying posted property, and no fishing. Was I at the right place ? I took Piney Point rd. to the end. If so, does the port let people fish here anyway ? Thanks

Troy Pope
9 months ago

Going third person and then casting a perfect shot to the snook. It’s all good brother.

Bill Brown
9 months ago

Congrats on this snook and the others in boat! They are lots of fun and get huge !!

Luke Simonds
9 months ago

Great report Matt!

Bobby Grace
9 months ago

Congratulations on that snook bro. That’s a great feeling

George Pappas
9 months ago

Is that the Bull Bay Assualt, paired with the Ballistic MQ? If so, the same setup I have. Great combo!!

Jan Radjeski
9 months ago

Thanks for another great video, Matt. Really like the way the different artificales are superimposed in the video.

AJ Cheung
9 months ago

Hi Matt,

What a beautiful morning!
Thanks for sharing. Such a bonus to actually catch during a quick session before your meeting. Love how the Fred caught your first artificial snook. Always appreciate your videos and all that goes into making them. StaySafe

9 months ago

Have wet waded several times with a guide in the salt grass near Charleston, SC several times. We sight fish for redfish tails on the fly. Great time but need to be in shape.


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