Chris Diamond is an excavator operator in the Tampa, Florida area. But when the “Bearded Angler” is not working the heavy equipment, he’s working the heavy fish. Snook, that is, and big ones. Chris has taken to nighttime snook fishing for the big girls in the summertime. So it’s no surprise that’s what his most epic day (I mean, night) of fishing was. But Chris is a very well-rounded Florida angler, and we also talk about some of his other spectacular freshwater and offshore catches. Plus he shares some awesome intel on how he gets it done on the flats and in the passes.
Chris grew up on a pond that he “grew to love”. Catching a 13+ pound bass will do that I guess. But he also loves inshore fishing, both from his flats skiff and from the shore. His 2nd favorite love is offshore fishing, which he gets to do with his brother on occasion (but not as much as he would like). Of course, his first love is snook. And he has become well versed in how to catch the big girls during spawning season. Nighttime snook fishing has certainly become one of Chris’ specialties.
The “Bearded Angler”, Chris Diamond, with some beautiful nighttime snook and other prize catches
This episode takes place in the Tampa, Florida area.
Catch of the Day
Nighttime snook fishing
For more epic Tampa Bay snook and redfish action, check out Episode 048 with Joe Rosier and Episode 041 with Mark Dunnam.
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