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Tampa Bay Fishing

WELCOME TO TAMPA BAY, FL

TAMPA BAY FISHING CHARTERS

A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT TAMPA BAY

Tampa bay was not always as much of a world class fishery as it is today. In the 1970’s according to a lot of Charter Captains, it was actually pretty tough. Due to lack of bait in the area caused by over fishing. There are a bunch of theories behind why the bait fish population dropped so drastically back then but it seems poor regulations on purse-sieners where at the top of the list. Anyway, when the there is no bait, there are no fish. So new laws where put into place and the recovery effort started. Now the bait fish population has exploded and so has the number of game fish in the bay area. I am telling you the fishing here is truly amazing. After a day of catching fish out here on the Tampa Bay flats you totally forget your surrounded by about 3 million people!

THE SNOOK IS KING IN TAMPA

Here in Tampa Bay by far the most requested game fish that my clients want to target is the Snook, and for good reason. You will be hard pressed to find another fish that fights harder pound for pound. These fish are one my favorites, especially because they are a little hard to target up in Homosassa. They have bounced back superbly from the winter kill of 2010. They where managed correctly by the F.W.C. and we have been seeing Snook in record numbers. These guys love live white bait, but can be caught on top water plugs and suspending baits as well. There is nothing better than seeing a huge Snook come up and demolish a top water plug. Once you go Snook fishing with us be careful, because you will be addicted for life!

UNBELIEVABLE REDFISH ACTION

I’ve gotta be honest, when I started fishing down here years ago I always use to hear about these 20 or even 30 plus fish days. I was reluctant to believe that such a metropolis as Tampa could hold some of the Redfish schools these guys where talking about. Well they were not lying, after many 20 plus fish days myself I can tell you the Redfish in Tampa are all over the place! They are a staple in my charter business here and my clients absolutely love pulling on these hard fighting stubborn fish. We can catch them year round but the best months are September through November. I would book these months way ahead of time because it’s not a secret anymore the Redfish action can epic in these months.

CORPORATE CHARTERS, FAMILIES AND MORE

Whether your here in Tampa on business and only have a short period of time or live here and just want to get out and fish, we have you covered. Tampa Bay offers multiple opportunities to fish on any given day. You can be at a Tampa Bay Bucs game one day and fishing the next. That is what is great about this area you have so many options. We hope we are one of them, you wont regret it !

“Juvie” Tarpon in the river.

DOWNTOWN RIVER CRUISE

NIGHT FISHING FOR SNOOK AND BLACK DRUM

Certain times of the year I offer night trips to go tackle some huge Snook and some impressive Black drum. Call me and I can set you up. This fishing is different than anything you have experienced before, it is a blast!

TAMPA BAY TARPON CHARTERS!!

TARPON FISHING IN TAMPA BAY..

You can often see these fish year round on the flats and near the bridges throughout the bay. However the best times to target these monsters is May through July during there annual migration. The key is fishing the best tides, this means clients book a long way off to tackle the silver king so don’t hesitate to book. There are certain times of the year we catch smaller “Juvie” tarpon in the rivers around the bay. Don’t be fooled these fish are about 30 lbs but are an absolute blast, check out the video to the right. It’s truly is a fight of a lifetime!

FISHING TAMPA BAY

Fishing Tampa Bay is a great experience that you won’t soon forget. From St.Pete,Clearwater to Sarasota. Tampa Bay Fishing Charters is one of the best in business! I will make sure my live well is brimming full of live white bait and we will hop in my custom built Aquasport bay boat and cruise to where the fish are. Come join my Tampa Bay inshore fishing charter service to experience the best fishing action in town.  Tampa Bay fishing gives anglers a chance to catch, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and much much more!!  Anglers come to Tampa Bay from all over to experience the phenomenal Redfish charters & Snook fishing our fertile waters have to offer.  We also offer Tampa Bay Tarpon fishing charters for anglers that are looking to try their hand at catching “Giant Silver Kings”.  The different seasons also bring Kingfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Cobia.  The possibilities are endless and year round Tampa Bay produces fish. This place continues to amaze me with amount of fish that we catch every trip out.