two fisherman holding a snook

Tampa Bay is one of the most unique places in the world to fish in shallow water. It is the largest natural saltwater estuary in Florida.

With hundreds of miles of shorelines, thousands of oyster bars, acres of grass flats, and dozens of rivers feeding into it, Tampa makes one of the most amazing inshore fishing destinations in the world.

Dozens of shallow water species call Tampa Bay home — from redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper… you name it. If it swims in the Gulf of Mexico, you can probably catch it in Tampa Bay.

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While flats fishing in Tampa Bay you can expect to see all types of marine life like Dolphins, Manatees, Seagulls,  Blue Heron just to name a few. Miles of Mangroves and backcountry that has not been touch.

When on a fishing charter in Tampa Bay it’s all about catching fish and the experience on the water.

What is “Flats Fishing”?

I’m often asked what is flats fishing when people call about a fishing charter? Well, it is a lifetime experience that I get to live on a daily basis.

Flats fishing in Tampa Bay is like no other.

One of the often asked questions would be about getting seasick. The answer is no.

The waters are typically shallow and tucked away from big waves so this means less canceled trips from weather and more time fishing instead of running to the spot like offshore fishing.

We have big fish on the flats but smaller Trout are pretty easy to catch and plentiful so it’s easy for the young ones to learn the basics.

From avid anglers to the novice guys we will put you on fish.

We supply the best gear for an unmatched charter experience!

Another bonus to Tampa flats fishing charters is that we supply all fishing licenses and gear. You will be using only the finest equipment as we supply St Croix 8 foot spinning rods and Daiwa reels on all fishing charters.

This means you just show up at the dock ready to have a fun-filled day and ready to catch fish. It’s that easy.

We operate our fishing charters in Tampa Bay out of only the finest equipment to make sure you catch a lot of fish and make it safely back to the dock.

Our boat is a 2018 26 foot custom rigged Pathfinder HPS powered by a 350 Mercury verado. It has all the required equipment from the Coast Guard and fully insured so you can put all the focus on fishing in Tampa Bay.

Capt. Jason Prieto was born and raised here. He grew up fishing the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and has honed his skills through countless hours (and years) of exploring and experimentation. He is a fishing fanatic and he loves to share his passion for fishing with people who visit the Tampa Bay area.

Whether you always wanted to catch a snook, a redfish, a speckled sea trout, or the mighty tarpon… Capt. Jason is the true and authentic Florida native fishing guide who can offer you the trip of your lifetime that you have always wanted.

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