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scotstev 08-11-2011 11:41 AM

Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
We wanted to create a central location to make it easier for Spearboard users to share visibility reports. This thread is targeted for reports from the area between Homosassa and Sarasota in the Tampa Bay region of Florida's Gulf Coast. We appreciate everyone's contribution!

scotstev 08-11-2011 11:43 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Friday 8-06-11 dive report ...50 ft of water to the NW of Anclote Was about 10 ft at best...came in to the east to a ledge in 45 ft and it was the same...went south due west of Anclote and found decent vis in 35 -40 ft...lots of hogs (4 limits) a legal scamp and a red grouper
The green snot is starting to get thick..the vis was about 20 -25 ft...look due west of 3 rooker/ anclote in 30 -40 for the best vis right now...may be better south off Clearwater??

Tailfisher17t 08-11-2011 12:50 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
I am hoping to make it out for some Free diving Saturday. Will report Viz on monday. I sure hope its good near shore. I am taking my Go_devil boat and motor out.........

Tyson Brown 08-11-2011 01:54 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Saturday 8/6: 10 mi NW of Anclote in 35' of water: vis 10-15 ft.

Tyson Brown 08-11-2011 01:55 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Saturday 8/6: 3 mi W of Anclote in 30' of water: vis 20-25 ft.

SpearMax 08-11-2011 10:46 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Made sticky as the suggestion of Tyson. :)

spearhunter11 08-12-2011 02:02 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
sweet glad something like this was started. Good thinking Tyson!

fishtales101 08-12-2011 02:26 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
I called Tanks a Lot Dive charters in Clearwater today and they told me that in 60ft of water the vis is 10ft

aquajon 08-13-2011 06:47 PM

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8-13 Nw of clw pass. 70' or so great vis 20-30' water was warm

pbihp5 08-13-2011 07:40 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
8-13 sw of fort desoto ,80' vis 25 to 30 thermocline at about 65' seas less than 1 ft.

fishtales101 08-13-2011 08:29 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
8-13, The Peaks, 22 miles sw of Ft DeSoto. 65ft depth, 40ft vis.

Ballistic 08-14-2011 07:09 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
8-13 west out of Tarpon 30' vis 3'5'(was top to bottom 2 weeks ago) 55' vis 20'-25'

GulfDweller 08-14-2011 05:06 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Port Richey: 60' of water = 25'-45' vis (on the bottom) and 45' of water = 0'-5' of vis.

Tailfisher17t 08-15-2011 10:24 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
5 miles west of Tarpon in 20' of water 1-2 foot viz saturday! Extremely poor where I went. Left and went swimming in the pool at the gym. Pool viz was great wall to wall.

JimmerJammer 08-15-2011 12:39 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
3 miles west of venice vis was 5'. ended up fishing rod n reel. Caught tons of short red groupers, grunts, and a keeper scamp

Straight Hook 08-15-2011 03:04 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Capt: SS:

Great Job.

Now..............I just need to Go.

Dive Safe!!!!!

Straight Hook

Amazingwayne 08-17-2011 09:44 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Was out at Vetrans Reef on Tuesday and ran 5 miles north in 40" of water. Did not Dive, vis looked to be about 5'. The wind had the water pretty churned up.

GulfDweller 08-17-2011 10:53 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Bayport: 20' - 30' = 15' - 20' of vis. 40' - 50' of water = 0' - 2' of vis.

Makanic 08-19-2011 06:43 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Went out of New pass Friday. 250 18 mi. in 70 feet. Had a good 40'. moved out to 80'. Clear on the top 60. Maybe 10' on the bottom 20'. Came in to 50' had 10' on the bottom- barely shootable. Lots of big gags seen in 70' Probably 25 at one spot. Funny how you don't shoot any and you can see the whole herd.

scotstev 08-20-2011 06:10 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
20 -30 ft due west of 3 Rooker had 10 ft at best... we didn't bother going over...40 ft we had about 15 ft shootable 14 miles out north northwest of 3 rooker got a few Hogs and a few red grouper...went out about 5 miles to 50 ft vis not much better...at 60 ft we had nice vis at about 30 ft or more and got nice hogs mangos trigger and a red grouper....so looked good today about 20 miles out at 60 ft due west and a little north of 3 rooker....last dive was about 2 pm. we saw nice gags in 40 ft none in 60.

spearhunter11 08-20-2011 09:39 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Went out of Clearwater pass today for the open 60 fsw was 15 feet vis, 45 fsw was 10' and 35 fsw was about 10' water temp is 89 degrees.

orcawealth 08-21-2011 03:27 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Tarpon reef 28 feet of water free diving hit head on bottom before I could see it.... 3-5 feet maybe just awful

JimmerJammer 08-21-2011 04:32 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Vis was 5' tops in 25' off of venice. Headed close to the beach and there was decent vis in 10-15 ft at the concrete culverts. Ended the day with a few mangroves and a hog

Tailfisher17t 08-22-2011 05:01 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Sunday Aug-21 20 feet west of Tarpon Springs 2-3 foot viz. Went to the Local Pool and shot weighted Foam fish all afternoon. Deep end 9 feet with 30+ feet of Viz.

tedinfl 08-23-2011 10:25 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
8-21-11, 12 miles west of bean point. 50'. Vis was 15' to 20'
Has been better previous weeks.

SkremenGSXR 08-26-2011 05:21 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Anyone thinking of heading out of Bayport to try some scalloping tomorrow? Or do you think its gonna ba way to nasty?

AGray 09-06-2011 11:20 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Went out to New Pass and got a mangrove but vis was bad. Any idea when it will clear up around Sarasota?

scotstev 09-08-2011 04:44 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
usually takes a couple days of lighter SE winds...

MADMAX 09-09-2011 06:54 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
9/8 30 ft off Bayport 1 ft viz, water looked like milk. Clear inshore and scallops stll available.
MADMAX

Makanic 09-10-2011 07:49 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
9/10 Out New Pass at 240 in 80 feet. Water appeared green on top but had at least 45' o the bottom. Came in to 70-same vis, Came in to 50 and had a good 20'. Gags everywhere. Got some nice Reds, hogs, mangs & 6 shovels.

Ballistic 09-11-2011 06:33 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
9-11 west out of Tarpon 55' depth 20'vis on bottom 84 degres

orcawealth 09-11-2011 06:36 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
9-11 west of Hudson 40 feet of water 20 foot.

True spearo 09-11-2011 09:34 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
7 miles out of St.Pete viz was 10 ft at max.

SpearitPBC 09-13-2011 08:21 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Can anyone Please give me a report out of Sassa? Need Vis, current, water temp. Thanks so much in advance! Will be over there this week.

Spearit

Newt 09-14-2011 10:37 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SpearitPBC (Post 1522783)
Can anyone Please give me a report out of Sassa? Need Vis, current, water temp. Thanks so much in advance! Will be over there this week.

Spearit

If you jump on the Floridasportsman.com forums there is a guy that fishes multiple times a week and lives on the water in Homasassa who can probably help.

His screen name is troutman57.

SpearitPBC 09-14-2011 10:15 PM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Thank you Newt:) we are actually going out Friday

ozona79 09-17-2011 06:43 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Mixed vis yesterday in 45' off of St. Pete Beach. One spot would be 15', the next 5'.

fgray 09-17-2011 10:40 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
9-16

Went out 44 miles nw out of Anclote--Vis 25-30 in 85 foot of water--came back to 62 feet on way in at a location 20 miles west of Anclote--vis was 15 feet--few hogs and red groupers--no gags :scratch:

scotstev 09-18-2011 06:52 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
vis was between 15-20 ft in 40 ft due west of Anclote approx 10 miles out on Friday 9/16. sorry couldn't post any sooner.

Newt 09-21-2011 10:04 AM

Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)
 
Has anyone been shallow out of Clearwater lately? Places like Dunedin, Clearwater reef, or the Inshore Mitigations? I know Central FL has been getting some rain lately, and I'm wondering if it's too murky to warrant a trip down there.

Thanks


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