I’ve been fortunate to call Tampa Bay home my entire life. I have also been blessed with the opportunity to fish the bay as well. I have also been the person that took most of my vacations in Florida and rarely left. In that time I have spent time fishing in a lot of areas across the state. This has made me appreciate the fishery that Tampa Bay has to offer.
One of the better qualities in Tampa Bay is the big city feel but still plenty of areas to fish with nothing for miles. This is a huge quality especially for people visiting from out of town as it offers a variety of things to do. There is plenty of activities like theme parks,great restaurants, and good nightlife but as you venture to the outskirts of the bay you will find some of the best fishing and very little houses and busy streets. This makes for a great place to visit. This also means a great place to running my guide business out of.
The versatile fishing of the bay is another great attribute. It’s not uncommon to jump on the flats in the morning to target schools of Reds at sun up. Drop out into the ledges and wrecks and catch plenty of Grouper,Mackerel, and many other reefs species. Then finish out the day fishing the outer flats for Snook and Trout. Its truly an amazing place to fish.
Another benefit to this area is the year round fishing. Most around the country in the winter have to shovel snow and hunker down for the winter months. Meanwhile here in Tampa Bay we are fishing for plenty of Snook, Trout, Jacks Crevalle and the Sheepshead. We also get some very clear water in the winter months which makes for some of the best wade fishing or sight fishing from a technical skiff you will see.It’s truly a blessing to live here year round.
While I dont charter offshore we have some of the best Grouper fishing that the Gulf Of Mexico has to offer. Fall also offers some great Kingfish as they run the cost. Don’t forget about the tasty Hogfish during the winter months. The bottom in the Tampa Bay area offshore is just crawling with all types of fish with something for everyone to have fun with.
As you can see we have plenty of options in Tampa Bay and getting out on a day on the water is a great way to spend your off time.If you would like to get our on a day of fishing my contact info is 813-727-9890 or you can check out my website www.steadyactionfishingcharters.com. Tightlines!