Tampa Bay is one the best places in Florida to fish. Some of the nations most targeted fish live right here in Tampa Bay. You would be surprised the variety of species you can catch in a single trip when fishing Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. Best of all this can be done all in a single day. In additions to some great fishing we have some of the top beaches in the nation spreading from as far south as Anna Maria to all the way to to Clear water beach. So next time you are planning a vacation make sure you have Tampa Bay or St Petersburg at the top of you list. Lets give you guys a Tampa fishing report.
Snook is one of my favorite fish and Tampa Bay has some of the best Snook fishing around. Sizes range from 16 to 45 inches with the average fish settling in at 22 inches. Snook fishing is very popular to the bass guys because they resemble a bass but get bigger and fight harder. So if you are a bass fisherman go ahead and get your next Tampa fishing charter on the books. You will love Snook fishing.
Red fish is another dandy and the west central Florida is no slouch when it comes to Red fish. With miles of flats and back country its not uncommon to see a big school of 300 fish milling down the flat in search of some type of meal. You will also find success underneath the Mangroves that cover Tampa Bay. Red-fish are here year round but some of the best months to target the big breeder fish are around September and October.
Grouper is another big fish that we target here in the Tampa Bay area. Most people typically think that Grouper are an offshore fish and they are, but we also have a great Gag Grouper fishery in the bay. Its a blast targeting Shallow water Grouper. We can catch them year round but reason opens June 1st so they become a highly targeted fish in the summer. If you like a strong pulling fish then you need to do some Grouper fishing in Tampa Bay.. For more information on the season and Regulations check out https://myfwc.com/
Tarpon is another big one for Tampa Bay. While most of our Tarpon fishing is from May to July we do have fish that Rome the bay year round. The migration fish the run the beaches run from May to the end of June. These fish are easy to find as they are aggressively rolling up and down the beaches. The bay fish tend to be at there best around the July to October time frame. These fish can be in excess of 200 lbs and the Little Manatee and Hillsborough rivers will hold the baby Tarpon in the 10 to 30 lbs range. Both are a blast and will give you the adrenaline rush that fisherman dream of. Its a true blessing to call Tampa Bay home my entire life and I enjoy having the opportunity to show people some of its best qualities.I hope to be able to guide you guys to some awesome fishing and a great day on Tampa Bay. Tight lines!