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Tampa, Florida Fishing Overview

Any time you find a body of water like Tampa Bay, you're guaranteed to have great fishing. Stalk Redfish in the backwaters, go Tarpon fishing in Tampa bay, or head out on a Tampa offshore fishing charter to chase Mahi-Mahi. The sheer volume of water would take a lifetime to explore, but our Tampa Bay fishing Guides already have that covered. Contact Captain Experiences today to book the Tampa fishing charter of a lifetime.

Everything You Need to Know About Tampa, Florida Fishing

Tampa Bay Charter Fishing

There is no shortage of variety when fishing in Tampa Bay. Whether you want a half-day Tampa flats fishing trip, a multi-day Tampa Bay deep sea fishing charter, or anything in between, Tampa fishing tours have it all. The inshore fishing in Tampa Bay is some of the best in the state of Florida, and that's saying something! Leaving the bay behind gives anglers an opportunity to experience a variety of nearshore and deep sea species. With hot summers and moderate winters, the bite is always on!

Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters

Just by looking at a map of Tampa Bay will get any inshore angler's adrenaline pumping. Visiting Tampa to go inshore fishing gives anglers a unique opportunity to check off bucket list species just a few minutes away from a big city. Tampa has all the features of a world-class inshore fishery: from mud flats, sand bars and islands - to channels, cuts and mangrove forests. This makes Tampa Bay's inshore community very biodiverse. Tampa's favorite fish, Snook, can be caught year round, but the bite picks up from April to October. The Silver King, or Tarpon, can be caught in the summer months when they invade Tampa Bay in search of schooling Menhaden or other baitfish. Other species include formidable Redfish - the bread and butter of Tampa Bay fishing - Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and King Mackerel in the deeper waters.

Deep Sea and Nearshore Charter Boats in Tampa

Just a short boat ride out of the bay will bring you to some highly productive nearshore waters. Bottom dropping or trolling around structure will bring Hogfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and other formidable fighters. Baitfish schools hang out near the mouth of the bay in the summer, so that's a great place to start. There are also plenty of reefs & wrecks always providing a diverse catch. For the full-day and extended day offshore trips of 40+ miles out, Kingfish, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, and billfish can be caught.

Things to do in Tampa, FL

Once your day on the water ends, there's plenty to do in Tampa and the surrounding areas. Tampa offers all the perks of a big city, while keeping a small town feeling. Close by are numerous beaches, in the bay and on the ocean. For the thrill seekers, Busch Gardens - a world famous amusement park - is located in Tampa. Season permitting, there are the Tampa Bay Rays baseball games and Tampa Bay Buccaneers football games. Tampa also has a great seafood restaurant and bar scene for the 21+ crew.

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