Tampa Bay

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Tampa Bay,

inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, 25 mi (40 km) long and 7 to 12 mi (11.3–19 km) wide, W Fla., separated from the Gulf by numerous small islands; it receives the Hillsborough River. St. Petersburg is on the western neck, Old Tampa Bay, and Tampa is on Hillsborough Bay, the eastern neck. Tampa Bay has dredged shipping channels. Spanish explorers Pánfilo de Narváez (1529) and Hernando De Soto (1539) landed at Tampa Bay. It is spanned at its mouth by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
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It is providing these benefits without harm to Old Tampa Bay, a designated aquatic preserve.
That was the case for John Skemp, Rick Franco and I, as we joined Rogers for a November trip on Old Tampa Bay.
WE'RE on the Gulf of Mexico so you'd expect there to be plenty of good seafood and there is - the Oystercatcher's fare is matched only by its view out into Old Tampa Bay.
Anglers soaking dead shad (menhaden) the size of your hand and larger on the bottom around the Bayside Bridge in Old Tampa Bay near the St.