Tampa Bay fishing is great!

Tampa Bay fishing is great!

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

Tampa fishing Report for September 2020


We are coming to an end for the summer of 2020. While this year has been full of surprises in the fishing world from Covid 19, we have stayed busy late summer and our fishing charters have been successful. Snook, Redfish, Grouper, Cobia, Tarpon, Trout and many others have been boat side this summer. Here is your Tampa fishing report for September.


Redfish are the highlight this month as big schools of breeder fish gather up in the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Redfish have been very plentiful this year with fish schooling up in good numbers especially around the new and full moons. I really like fishing the lower tides and finding fish on the outer flats roaming around eating anything in front of them. Both live and artificial baits are good options. I like throwing something with good weight to add to the distance on your cast. One of my favorite baits when fishing in Tampa bay is the z man chatter bait. The chatter bait works well when targeting big schools of Reds. It has plenty of weight, has flash and makes noise. This checks off all the boxes when looking for a bait to fish schools of Redfish in Tampa Bay.


Snook this time of year on the Tampa Bay flats. It’s not uncommon to catch 30 Snook on a fishing charter as we approach fall fishing in Tampa Bay. Snook  are some of our top sought after species for the month of September. Its just another species we target and make September fishing in Tampa so good.

Grouper and Snapper

Next on the list for the Tampa fishing report in September would have to be Mangrove Snapper and Gag Grouper. Both fish are considered nearshore or offshore fish but with the great Tampa fishing we have the pleasure of catching both species right inside the bay. This happens just a few minutes from the dock. Both Grouper and Snapper are plentiful and make for a great table fair. Sizes on Grouper for Tampa Bay are seasonal and have a minimum size of 24 inches and a bag limit of 2. For more information of the Grouper regulations https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/groupers/

Snapper have a different size with a minimum size of 10 inches and 5 per person. They are also open year-round.

Looking forward to fishing with you!


Great Tampa Bay fishing this month

Great Tampa Bay fishing this month

 Great Tampa Bay fishing this month

September is almost here and as summer comes to an end. As most people get ready for school our Tampa fishing charters slow down a bit. We mostly book local and corporate guys to fish this time of year. If you can break away from the your busy schedule and make your way down for a weekend getaway  you can enjoy great Tampa Bay fishing this month.

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