Endless Possibilities when fishing Tampa Bay!

Tampa Bay Has Endless Fishing Possibilities

Do you enjoy fishing? Tampa Bay has endless fishing possibilities. There is a variety of fish in the bay, and every spot offers something different. The water is crystal clear, and there are many docks to go out on with your family or friends.

Inshore Fish species in Tampa Bay

Grouper fishing can be tricky and tiresome, but I like to think of it as an adventure. You will need
some gear for offshore fishing, such as bottom-fishing or free line bait casting when trying out
your luck with gag grouper in these deep waters off our coastlines. Luckily, there is always that
new lure called “Gag”, which has helped us reel those big ones!

Tarpon

A late summer Tarpon run in the bay is possible with some luck and a little know-how. . I like
the 60lb Fluorocarbon leader with 60 lb. braided line matched with a 5/0 Daiichi circle hook. Match this with an extra heavy St Croix Avid Spinning rod and Daiwa Saltist reel and all you have to do is hook the fish

Redfishing in Tampa Bay


With summertime comes a hot topic for many people- catching Reds! Early starts will help in this pursuit as water temperatures climb quickly from the heat of the day. Bait choices include cut bait on the bottom with mirror like mirrodines tying them up when needed most or if you’re feeling adventurous, try using a spoon shot rig that can also be fished dead drift style at whatever depth suits your fancy.

Mangrove Snapper Fishing

The best fishing is often found in the bay, where Snappers are waiting for you. As soon as they see your little friend on their line or bait rod jiggling around nearshore waters- beware!
Chumming these hungry fish with live lobsters will bring them right up into view and make
catching them more accessible than ever before. If there is something that winter blues me out just a little bit more than cold weather patterns.
During December through February, then it would have to be having no access at all when we’re unable to catch any interaction between humans who go about our daily business while living life outside society’s grindstone – so thank goodness this time comes but once every few years.

Snook fishing on your next charter

Snook fishing in Tampa Bay is some of the best around, and there are tons to target. The
summer months mean an abundance of big breeders who stack up near spoil islands for
spawning, which makes it great inshore action that bass anglers from all over will LOVE doing!
One-way I like catching these southern fish is with my favorite lure: a Zman paddle tail. – not your average cranky old jig , though; this one has good action on its tail so you can see what is going on.

Fishing is a great way to explore Tampa Bay.


During the fishing process, you get to see beautiful shores around. You will also likely to
notice some sea nature plants that offer an exciting sight for those who take time out of their day to enjoy them!

Book us for your next guided fishing charter

Tampa Bay is home to dozens of species of fish. We invite you to take advantage of the waters and explore what is waiting for you below! If fishing isn’t your thing, we also have plenty of other ways that you can enjoy Florida’s great outdoors. What else would you like to know about our local fisheries? If you are interested in booking a trip, you can reach me at 813-727-9890 or www.steadyactionfishingcharters.com.