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Here are a few photos of some catches as well as the wildlife found in Tampa Bay. Fishing Tampa Bay does not always have to be done by boat either.  If you are weary of being on a boat, there are many spots to fish from shore.  To be honest with you I have caught some of my biggest snook fishing from the shoreline!  Some spots just work better from shore.  Book your Tampa fishing charter today!  Tackle and licenses provided for all trips.  

Here are a few of the species that we catch in Tampa Bay

 

 

 

 

 

Snook

Snook are the funnest of all the fish to catch in Tampa!!  They are found in Tampa Bay all year and are common along mangrove shorelines, seawalls, and bridges.  Snook are also found on reefs and around pilings nearshore. Snook cannot tolerate water temperatures below 60˚F.  In 2010 a long stretch of cold weather decimated the snook population.  FWC closed the harvest of snook for years and they are finally starting to rebound.

 

 

 

 

Redfish

Redfish are found around Tampa's grass flats, muddy or sand bottoms, or near oyster bars and creeks.

Redfish are one of Florida’s most popular sport fish!  Floating a live shrimp under a popping cork is a good way to fish for redfish. They also eat mullet, pinfish,crabs and killifish.  Jigs, spoons and top-water plugs will work as well. Spawning season is from August through December, in passes, inlets and estuaries around the state.

 

 

 

 

Tarpon

The Silver King is Florida's most saught after game fish. From spring thru fall you can find this fish along the gulf beaches and bridges in Tampa Bay.  They can tolerate a wide salinity range and as juveniles, can be found in fresh water. Tarpon gulp air and remove oxygen by means of lung-like tissue near their swim bladder. This "rolling" effect is one way to spot tarpon. They eat baitfish, crabs and numerous artificials.

State Record  243 lb, caught near Key West

 

 

 

 

Trout

Trout are found inshore and nearshore in and around grass flats, mangrove shorelines, deep holes, in channels and around oyster bars. They move into deeper waters during colder months.  They feed on baitfish, mullet, shrimp and crabs. Trout are a delicate fish so try not to touch them if releasing.

 

 

 

Cobia

Cobia are found in nearshore and inshore waters with inlets and bays. Cobia are frequently found around buoys, pilings and wrecks in these areas. They spawn in spring and early summer. Live crabs and small fish are good baits for cobia. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Tail

 

Triple tail are found in Tampa from spring thru fall, they are normally found around structure.  Fish congregate around channel markers, buoys, crab traps and floating debris. These fish eat small baitfish and shrimp.

 

 

 

 

Spanish Mackeral 

Spanish mackerel are a schooling fish that migrates northward in spring, returning to south when water temperatures drop below 70 degrees F. These toothy critters like fast moving baits and artificials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permit

 

Permit can be found on Tampa's grass and sand flats but the larger fish are generally found by nearshore reefs and wrecks.They will eat crabs, shrimp, clams and occasionally small fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pompano

 

Florida pompano are common in Tampa Bay, especially along sandy beaches, along oyster bars and grass flats.  Pompano spawn offshore between March and September.  They feed on mollusks and crustaceans, especially sand fleas along the beaches. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Crevalle

 

Jacks can be found throughout Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and our many rivers and creeks.  Jacks feed mainly on small fish and will take a number of artificials.  My favorite is a Top-Water lure!

Where to Find Us:

I will trailer my boat to any location in the greater Tampa Bay area.  Wherever the fishing is best  throughout the year, from Tarpon Springs

to Boca Grande.


Phone: (813) 598.1191

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