the fishing action has been great right now the key this time of year is to early in the day. the fish are a little deeper right now a lot of bait is also a big plus in tampa bay in late august. mangrove snapper have been eating good along the shipping channel and rocky areas of the bay in the deeper flats small sharks are along in full force. big trout have been hungry as well. bluefish, mackerel, jacks,and tarpon, are all in the bay.