Tampa Bay is a beautiful, calm bay perfect for fishing. The water is usually around 70 degrees,
and there are many places to go out on the water. Fishing in Tampa Bay can be an enjoyable
experience for anyone looking to share some quality time with friends or family. Hernando
Beach has one of the largest saltwater sandbars where you can swim or fish from the shoreline.
Other favorite destinations include Clearwater Beach Pier and Caladesi Island’s beachside pier
with its stunning views.
Fall time fishing
Fall is the perfect time to get out on Tampa Bay and do some fishing. As Snook makes their
transition back into flats waters, redfish are still hanging around in a decent pattern – meaning
that every day we see cooler weather which makes our trout fishing just that much better! It
doesn’t matter what your skill level or preference may be; if you’re looking for a fantastic
experience where anything can happen, then now would qualify as “now” with all this great
activity taking place at any given moment throughout fall.
What’s fishing is hot in Tampa Bay.
What’s fishing is hot in Tampa Bay?
The best way to catch big numbers of Snook this time of year is by using whitebait as bait.
Whitebaits will start on the shallow flats and then move into deeper water as waters cool down, making their transition easy for anglers who want a quick fix before summer ends! You can find plenty around markers or towers inside Tampa Bay, so don’t miss out on these tasty treats from Mother Nature herself. The 12-foot Blackpearl cast net is the perfect match to get the bait in deeper water. As it cools down, start targeting rivers on your fishing adventure! You’ll have a blast catching Snook throughout these major South Shore areas like the Palm and little Manatee rivers
Redfish continue to be productive
When fish are hot, they stay that way until a short cold front comes by. I start looking in the
deeper creeks and residential docks as soon as it gets cool out because those areas will be more
appealing than open water with no food source available at your feet — but artificial bait can
help you cover lots; of ground! Live shrimp is another excellent option for catching redfishes
around town this time of year.
Trout fishing in Tampa starting to produce
Though the water is still warm, trout fishing has never been better. Targeting deeper grass flats and potholes on these “trail-less” stretches of shoreline will guarantee success when it comes to catching your limit for this time of year! Lookout near thicket areas; they may very well be where all those tasty 4 -6 ft deep fish lie in wait just waiting for a fly fisherman like you who wants nothing more than elbow macaroni from their dinner plate that night–catch them early before summertime hits us full force. Trout anglers should always have one goal: catch as many giant mouth breeds as possible while targeting critical habitats such as thicker coverts along South Shorelines. Gator Trout can be a great option as well.
When fishing on the deeper flats, try to chum with larger fish such as Grouper or Snapper (or any other artificial lures). Chumming will draw in all sorts of different species that might not usually come into contact – which means you’re more likely to find something!
Remember water temperature is essential to know what your local “friendliness” rating happens to be and how it shapes up between going out for an afternoon fisherman versus going the whole hog from sunup until sundown.
Give us a call for your next fishing charter!
If you are interested in fishing, want to learn more about Tampa Bay’s best charter boats, or need a guide for your next adventure on the water, give us a call at 813-727-9890 or charter boats. We have an entire service fleet of charter boats ranging from 1 to 6 people with full-time licensed guides available 24 hours per day. With our variety of boat sizes and locations around Tampa Bay, we can find the perfect boat for you! Do you have any questions about what it is like out on the water? Give us a call today