INSHORE FISHING CHARTERS
Come experience some of the best
shallow water fishing in all of Florida.
Tampa Bay offers some of the
most exciting flats fishing for redfish,
snook, trout and many more game fish!
TAMPA TARPON FISHING
The "Silver King" is at the top of
many angler's bucket lists for good reason!
And, Tampa Bay is one of the best
places in the world to check it off
your list! Capt. Jason can put you on
the fish of a lifetime!
Tampa Bay Fishing | Flats & Backcountry
The flats and back-country waters in and around Tampa are some of the finest fishing grounds in the world for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout and Cobia.
There are shallow flats, and miles of peaceful back-country which are the breeding grounds of most game fish. You can target schools of Redfish roaming the flats, Trout feeding in the miles of healthy sea grass, Tarpon Rolling along the bridges and passes throughout the bay, or Snook lying in the miles of undeveloped Mangroves lining Tampa Bay.
There is also fantastic near shore fishing around many artificial wrecks, and reefs where you’ll find Grouper, Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper and many other species that will make for a great day of fishing!
Top that off with a breathtaking daily sunrise and sunset frequented with Dolphins and Manatees. It’s all waiting for you here.
Featured Tampa Fishing Trips with Steady Action
Tampa Fishing Photos
While browsing the site, take a moment to view our Tampa fishing photo gallery, where you’ll see some of the many species of fish our fishing charter customers have recently caught. We’ve also included some Tampa area information, as well as fishing articles, and Tampa fishing regulations.
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Catch a glimpse of what Steady Action Fishing Charters offers! Fishing from the backcountry to the beaches and everything in between for redfish, snook, trout, tarpon and much much more!
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Our Tampa Fishing Charter Client Reviews
“I was introduced to Jason as a guest on a charter 6 years ago and have been using him ever since. I've gone on fishing trips for business, with friends and family (with children) and in each case Jason has always been appropriately service driven in each environment. You just won't find better.”JamesColumbus, OH
“2 teens, 3 adults, and lots of fish! We loved spending the day with Jason and reeling in snook, red fish, sea trout, and ladyfinger. Jason was a great guy and a wonderful captain.”KimberlyFairfax, VA
“Capt. Jason did an excellent job putting us on fish. Very knowledgable and personable guide with an awesome boat and solid gear. Looking forward to fishing with him next time I'm in Tampa”StanHuntsville, AL
“I have been out on a charter with Captain Jason several times this year. Have to say his Knowledge of the water ways is second to none. We Always come home with a boat full of fish & memories that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a fishing charter.”JessicaSun City, FL
“I have been fishing with Jason for a number of years and have been on multiple trips! We have never been disappointed with his ability to put us on fish!! Even got my son on the cover of a magazine with his prized snook. Can't say enough great things about Capt. Jason! ”RobertTampa, FL
“Went fishing with Jason 3 times now. All 3 trips have been excellent. Caught a lot of fish and had a great time. Already looking forward to next spring for another fishing trip with Jason. I would recommend Steady Action Fishing with Captain Jason Prieto if you want to catch fish and have a full day of action!”DonaldGibbstown, NJ
“Could not have been better! Capt. Jason is extremely knowledgeable and is just fun to fish with! Will definitely be booking more trips with him!”RickieNorth Vancouver
“I fished with Captain Jason and can't say enough good things about him. Jason was timely, professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. We caught a nice amount of fish and Jason took us to different areas to target the fish we wanted to catch.”J.M.Valrico, FL
“Had a great time fishing with Capt Jason. Jason put us on the fish and it was non-stop action right from the moment we put our lines in the water. Myself, my 17 yr old daughter, and her friend just hooked fish after fish. Reds, spanish mackerel, jacks,sea trout,and silver trout just to name a few. Capt Jason put us on a school of reds that just wore us out!”CourtneyNewfoundland
“I have fished with Captain Jason maybe 20 times and each time I go into the fishing trip knowing that I am going to catch a lot of fish and I know that it is going to be an adventure.”TomSioux Center, Iowa
Tampa, Florida Fishing in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is one of the state’s largest natural harbors which houses a plethora of gamefish who call this place home. Tampa Bay is also the state’s largest natural open-water estuary. What this means for you is nonstop year round fishing action!
Tampa Bay is fed by well over a 100 inland tributaries. In these you will find brackish water rivers and creeks that allow for some of the best backcountry fishing action in the state. This also provides temperate waters for game fish to congregate in when water temps change in the bay.
Tampa Bay also houses a huge mangrove system that creates prime habitat for our more than 200 species of fish.
Tampa Bay has an overall average depth of 12 feet, but this is broken up by huge natural grass flats for prime sight fishing opportunities, as well as deeper channels that house much larger inshore gamefish.
Had a great afternoon of fishing with Capt. Jason. He put us on a lot of fish. I can't lie, my arms were a little sore the next day from reeling in all the fish we caught. My cousin and his daughter and my son...More
Took 3 generations out with Captain Jason including a young, chatty 6 year old. He was patient, carried on a great conversation, and consistently moved around to put us on different spots of snook. We caught 3 species of fish and had our poles in...More
Amazing day on the water with Capt Jason!! Never short on laughs and quality fish! I have been fishing with him for 14 years!!
Captain Jason is the best guide I have ever taken out. We caught fish all day long. He has the best fishing gear and boat. Very responsive to texts and calls. And most important HONEST. All around just a great guide. I will be fishing...More
Tampa Fishing Charters
Steady Action Fishing Charters has dedicated services just for those who wish to charter fish in Tampa Bay. We offer everything from inshore sight fishing to battling with the Megalops (tarpon). Captain Jason Prieto is a local guide who shares his expertise locally on the Tampa Fishing Outfitters LIVE Fishing Report, as well as with all of his clients. He is truly dedicated to this fishery, and is the best option for your next Tampa fishing charter.
Tampa Inshore Fishing Charters
Dozens of shallow water species call Tampa Bay home — from redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, sheephead, spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper… you name it. If it swims in the Gulf of Mexico, you can probably catch it in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Tarpon Fishing Charters
Tarpon range from 30lbs up to over 200lbs and the average tarpon caught on a tarpon fishing charter during the summer is right around 100lbs. Tarpon are known for their drag screaming runs and their high-flying leaps during the fight.
Popular Tampa Species
Tampa Bay is home to a nearly endless variety of saltwater gamefish, but some of the most popular include:
What to Bring on a Tampa Fishing Charter
- Sunglasses ( polarized lenses preferred )
- Wide-brimmed hat
- Light jacket
- Bottled water
- Lunch or Snack
- No Spray Sunscreen
Tampa Fishing Reports
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