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Fishing in Ruskin

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Fishing in Tampa
Fishing in Tampa
Fishing in Tampa
trip description for Inshore Family Fun Fishing in Tampa

Attention anglers! If you're looking for the ultimate fishing adventure, look no further! This Snook-focused trip with Captain Christopher in Ruskin, Florida is one of the best charters on Florida's Gulf coast, and is an absolute blast for anglers of all levels. Captain Christopher is a seasoned pro with years of experience navigating the waters of Tampa Bay, and he knows exactly where to find the best Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the area. On this trip, you'll be stalking the mangrove channels and brackish inshore cutaways looking for big-time Snook. These aggressive predatory fish are something like a saltwater version of the Pike, and are known for blowing up baits and lures on topwater and really bringing the fight! But it's not just about the fishing. Captain Christopher's charters are all about creating a unique and memorable experience for his guests. His custom-built 21’ Clearwater 2000CC bay boat is fully equipped with all the necessary gear and amenities, including a shaded T-top and an open deck for soaking up the sun. The sleek design of this shallow-draft vessel allows for a comfortable drift through even the shallowest areas, so you can get into the "skinny" water where big Snook hang out. There’s also a Bluetooth stereo, so feel free to bring your favorite playlist! Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the beauty of Ruskin, Florida's waterways and catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Gulf. Book your Snook charter fishing trip with Captain Christopher today and make your fishing dreams a reality! Read More

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Inshore Family Fun Fishing

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Fishing in Tampa
Fishing in Tampa
Fishing in Tampa
trip description for Tampa Bay Inshore Adventures in Tampa

Get out there and enjoy a fun, laid-back light tackle sportfishing trip on beautiful Tampa Bay. On this trip with 27 year veteran Captain Wade, you'll be going after classic species including snook, redfish, seatrout, and more! There are multiple options for your adventure, so you can find what's best for you. On the three-hour charter, you'll get a great introduction to Tampa Bay and have time to catch multiple species of fish. This is ideal for visitors, first-timers, couples, seniors, or parents with children of all ages. Of course, you'll be treated to professional, family-friendly service and courteous expert instruction. Four hours provides a greater opportunity to cover a larger area of Tampa Bay and catch more fish. Many people find this amount of time ideal for entertaining friends, clientele or hosting bachelor parties. Have a blast, while competing to see who catches the biggest fish or most fish. Six hours is highly recommended to maximize your fishing adventure on Tampa Bay. This charter is ideal for avid anglers, and enthusiasts looking to hone their inshore angling skills. Experience fishing numerous grass flats, mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, creeks and back-bays. No matter the adventure you select, you'll have a great time fishing with Captain Wade! He provides premium spin, fly or plug fishing tackle such as G-Loomis, Bull Bay, Penn, Sage and Tibor. Live-bait, flies, artificial lures, ice, bottled drinking water and sunscreen lotion is also provided. He will also fillet, bag, and ice your catch, should you decide to keep some fish for lunch or dinner! His 24' Sheaffer, “regarded as the best bay boat in the industry,” is ideal for fishing the inshore environment and was refurbished in 2022 with brand-new electronics and motor. Get out there and enjoy all that Tampa Bay has to offer! "Always an Adventure." Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tampa

Tampa Bay Inshore Adventures

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Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Coastal Clearwater Charter in Clearwater

Join Captain Cameron for an amazing day out on the water, tailored to your skill level and goals. Captain Cameron's expertise lies in his ability to customize your trip to exceed your expectations, whether you're a seasoned angler looking to catch your next trophy or just starting out. Off the coast of Clearwater, FL, you'll find a diverse range of inshore species, including Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sea Trout. If you want to explore deeper waters, Captain Cameron can take you to check out reefs for amberjack and grouper. In the summer months, Tarpon also migrate through the waters off of Clearwater. You just need to let Captain Cameron know which species you want to target, and he'll make it happen! Captain Cameron's boat comes fully equipped with everything you need for a successful day of fishing, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sun protection, and camera, and Captain Cameron will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Coastal Clearwater Charter

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24 ft 1 - 5 People From $550
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Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Reel Salty Sportfishing in Clearwater

Nick invites you to check out the local fishery in style. Come on aboard with Capt. Nick, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use light tackle based on the species you're targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 8-hour trips, where you'll be fishing for the likes of Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Tripletail, depending on the specific season and the day's weather. Your adventure begins on board a 21' Sea Pro boat that can fit a maximum of 4 anglers. The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you'll need for a productive day on the water. As for fishing licenses, everything will be taken care of by the captain so you don't have to worry about it. You're welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip. Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you're free to make it a family adventure. Book your trip now and hit the water with Nick. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Reel Salty Sportfishing

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for Offshore Trip - 27' Cape Horn in St. Petersburg

This 6 hour trip is geared a little more for families or adults which want to catch dinner and a trophy! We can travel a little further to find the fish! It is very typical to catch a 6-8 foot shark, 250 pound goliath grouper, king mackerel, and Bonita! Maybe even blackfin tuna or cobia! Don't wait for your fishing dreams to slip away! Book this 6 hour trip now and reel in the catch of a lifetime while enjoying a delightful dinner. Our expert guides will take you to the best spots, so don't miss out on this opportunity! Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out for a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Adam! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Offshore Trip - 27' Cape Horn

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Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Clearwater Fishing Thriller! in Clearwater

Are you ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Come join Captain Steve or Captain DJ on board their beautiful 34' delta sportfishing vessel, and get out there on a thrilling charter fishing trip in the beautiful waters of Clearwater, FL! On this offshore trip, you'll be targeting a range of species across the whole water column. Up towards the surface, you'll troll and cast for Barracuda, Kingfish, Bonito,and Spanish Mackerel, while down on the bottom you'll drop lines for Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just looking to try your hand at fishing, our experienced captains and crew have got you covered. The 34' Delta sportfisher is a purpose-built fishing vessel equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, comfortable seating, restrooms, and all the amenities you need for a successful day on the water. Licensed to carry up to 6 passengers, this safe, clean, comfortable vessel carries state-of-the-art Furuno GPS bottom-sounder and radar and is equipped with Coast Guard approved safety equipment, EPIRB radio beacon, life preservers, flares, and throwable life ring. There is a bathroom, tuna tower, outriggers for offshore trolling, fish-fighting chairs, and plenty of seating on board. 4 hour, 5 hour, and 6 hour charters are offered in the morning and afternoon and are generally bottom fishing in winter and trolling in spring, summer, and fall. 8 hour, 10 hour, and 12 hour charters require a morning departure (7am at the latest) and are the perfect length for bottom fishing, trolling, and live baiting. Red snapper season begins June 1st through July and requires a 10 or 12 hour trip! Captain Steve and Captain DJ have years of fishing experience out of Clearwater combined, so you'll be in great hands when you set out to bag some fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Fishing Thriller!

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Tampa Bay

What are the best fishing charters in Tampa Bay?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Tampa Bay with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 102 trips in Tampa Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Clearwater offshore fishing guided by Brad, Tampa Bay Shark Fishing guided by Christopher, and Clearwater Flats fishing guided by Tyson.

Our guides in Tampa Bay are rated a 4.94 out of 5 based on 3229 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Tampa Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Tampa Bay.

What types of fishing charters are common in Tampa Bay?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Tampa Bay as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Tampa Bay are: 1. redfish, 2. snook, 3. mangrove snapper, and 4. gag grouper.

The most common fishing techniques in Tampa Bay are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and bottom fishing but artificial lure fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do Tampa Bay fishing charters cost?

in Tampa Bay prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,488, but the average price for a half day trip in Tampa Bay is $638. The average price for a full day trip in Tampa Bay is $1,129.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Tampa Bay?

The most popular season for fishing in Tampa Bay is spring, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Tampa Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Tampa Bay?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Tampa Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Tampa Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Tampa Bay.

What is fishing in Tampa Bayall about?

Fishing in Tampa Bay offers anglers a diverse and rewarding experience amidst the stunning coastal scenery of Florida's Gulf Coast. With its vast expanse of waterways, Tampa Bay teems with an abundance of fish species, making it a prime destination for both seasoned anglers and novices alike. Whether you're casting your line from the shore, a pier, or a charter boat, the opportunities for an exciting catch are plentiful.

One of the highlights of fishing in Tampa Bay is the variety of species you can target. From popular game fish like snook, redfish, and tarpon to offshore favorites such as kingfish, grouper, and mahi-mahi, there's something for every angler's preference and skill level. Additionally, the bay's ecosystem supports a rich diversity of marine life, providing ample opportunities for anglers to reel in a memorable catch while immersing themselves in the region's natural beauty.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, fishing in Tampa Bay offers a chance to connect with nature and unwind amidst serene surroundings. Whether you're out on the water at sunrise, feeling the gentle sea breeze, or enjoying a leisurely day of fishing with friends and family, the experience is as much about relaxation and rejuvenation as it is about the pursuit of fish. With its combination of excellent fishing opportunities, picturesque landscapes, and warm hospitality, Tampa Bay stands out as a premier destination for anglers seeking an unforgettable fishing adventure.

What are the most popular months to fish in Tampa Bay?

Fishing seasons in Tampa Bay are influenced by a variety of factors, including weather patterns, water temperature, and migration patterns of different fish species. Understanding these seasonal variations is key to planning a successful fishing trip in the bay area. Springtime heralds the arrival of many prized game fish, including snook, redfish, and tarpon. As the waters warm up, these species become more active, offering anglers prime opportunities for exciting catches. Spring also marks the beginning of the tarpon migration season, drawing anglers from far and wide to test their skills against these powerful and acrobatic fish.

Summer in Tampa Bay brings with it a wealth of fishing opportunities, as the bay becomes a bustling hub of activity for both fish and anglers alike. With water temperatures on the rise, species like snapper, grouper, and Spanish mackerel become more abundant, providing plenty of action for those casting their lines near reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. Additionally, summer is prime time for offshore fishing adventures, with anglers targeting pelagic species such as kingfish, mahi-mahi, and tuna in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

As the temperatures cool and the days grow shorter, fall ushers in a new season of fishing in Tampa Bay. This time of year is characterized by changing migratory patterns and an influx of baitfish into the bay, attracting predatory species like trout, flounder, and sheepshead. Fall also signals the return of the highly anticipated snook season, as these prized game fish move back into the shallower waters of the bay to feed before winter sets in. With its mild climate and diverse range of fish species, fall offers anglers ample opportunities to enjoy the thrill of fishing in Tampa Bay before the arrival of winter.

What types of fishing are popular in Tampa Bay?

Fishing enthusiasts in Tampa Bay have a wealth of options when it comes to choosing their preferred method of angling. One popular approach is saltwater flats fishing, where anglers wade through shallow waters in search of species like redfish, snook, and spotted seatrout. This method requires stealth and precision casting, as fish often inhabit the grassy flats in search of prey. It's a thrilling experience to sight fish in crystal-clear waters, watching as your lure or fly entices a strike from a wary fish.

For those seeking a more adrenaline-pumping adventure, offshore fishing in Tampa Bay offers the chance to target larger pelagic species like kingfish, mahi-mahi, and tuna. Anglers venture out into deeper waters aboard charter boats, equipped with heavy-duty tackle and state-of-the-art fish-finding technology. Whether trolling with live bait or jigging over underwater structures, offshore fishing promises heart-pounding action and the opportunity to reel in trophy-sized catches.

Another popular form of fishing in Tampa Bay is pier and bridge fishing, which provides accessible opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Numerous piers and bridges dot the bay area, offering prime spots to cast a line for a variety of fish species. From snapper and sheepshead to tarpon and sharks, the waters around these structures are teeming with life year-round. It's a laid-back way to enjoy the beauty of Tampa Bay while waiting for that telltale tug on your line.

What species are popular in Tampa Bay?

In Tampa Bay, anglers are spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of fish species they can target. One of the most sought-after game fish in the bay is the snook, known for its powerful runs and acrobatic leaps. Found in shallow flats, mangrove shorelines, and around structures like docks and bridges, snook offer a thrilling challenge for anglers of all skill levels. Additionally, Tampa Bay is renowned for its abundant population of redfish, prized for their hard-fighting nature and delicious flesh. These copper-colored bruisers can be found prowling the flats and marshes, especially during the cooler months of the year.

Another popular species to target in Tampa Bay is the tarpon, often referred to as the "silver king" due to its majestic appearance and impressive size. Tarpon migrate through the bay in large numbers during the summer months, offering anglers the chance to test their skills against one of the most iconic game fish in Florida. Known for their explosive strikes and aerial acrobatics, tarpon provide an unforgettable angling experience for those lucky enough to hook into one. In addition to these flagship species, Tampa Bay is home to a diverse range of fish, including spotted seatrout, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, and flounder, ensuring there's always something biting no matter the time of year.

The bay's proximity to the Gulf of Mexico also opens up opportunities for offshore fishing adventures, with anglers targeting pelagic species such as kingfish, mahi-mahi, and grouper. Whether casting from the shore, exploring the flats in a shallow-draft skiff, or heading offshore in a deep-sea charter, Tampa Bay offers a fishing experience like no other, with a bounty of species waiting to be caught by eager anglers.

Does Tampa Bay have good fishing?

Tampa Bay, situated on Florida's Gulf Coast, is widely recognized as a premier fishing destination offering a wealth of opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Spanning over 400 square miles, Tampa Bay boasts a diverse ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish species year-round. Anglers can target prized catches such as snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, and Spanish mackerel, among others, in its shallow flats, mangrove islands, and deeper channels. The bay's unique geography and tidal flows create dynamic fishing conditions, making it a favored spot for both inshore and offshore fishing enthusiasts.

Numerous public fishing piers, boat ramps, and marinas dot the shoreline, providing convenient access for anglers to explore different parts of Tampa Bay. Charter services and local guides are also available for those looking to enhance their fishing experience with expert knowledge of the area's best fishing spots and techniques. Whether casting from shore, kayak, or boat, visitors to Tampa Bay can enjoy a rewarding day on the water surrounded by scenic views and abundant marine life.

In addition to its fishing allure, Tampa Bay offers a vibrant coastal environment with plenty of amenities and attractions to enjoy. From waterfront dining and cultural experiences to outdoor recreation and family-friendly activities, the bay area provides a well-rounded destination for anglers and vacationers alike. Whether you're looking to reel in a trophy catch or simply relax amidst the natural beauty of Florida's Gulf Coast, Tampa Bay stands out as a top-notch fishing destination with something to offer everyone who loves the sport.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

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    Captain Greg put us on the fish all day and we had a great time!

    Adrian W. with Greg M. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ike is a first class person very polite very nice guy me and my son had a great time will do it again when we come back.

    Chris H. with Ike C. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely will be back. Super day out catching fish. Great crew, great boat. The day went way too fast!

    Brian M. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great fishing trip with Captain Wade. I booked our trip for my boyfriend’s 40th birthday for us, and 3 of his friends. Wade had everything we needed and more and provided a fun and laid back experience. We all caught a handful of fish, myself included, who had never fished before. I highly recommend!!

    Rachel B. with Wade O. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great morning on the water with Captain George. He put us over fish right away. First cast went into the cooler! He was very knowledgeable and courteous. We enjoyed our time on his boat!

    Lindy K. with George H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with our guides. They were easy going and very accommodating. We caught a variety of different fish. I would for sure go out with these guys again.

    Tori S. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

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    William J. with Michael J. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Greatest experience we could ask for. Caught a good amount and captain Adam was very knowledgeable on where to go for best fishing and Is very respectful. Would highly recommend captain Adam to anyone looking for a fun fishing trip.

    Landan L. with Adam H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Definitely a very fun trip! Will definitely recommend to friends/families. Caught almost 50 fish and was a blast! Two takeaways for myself: Red Snapper fishing can only happen with the 10-12 hour trips, not the 4 hour trips.

    Luis M. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Mikey and Josh were great. Brought us out the fish quickly and were knowledgeable friendly and enthusiastic. Look forward to going out with them again

    Theo M. with Michael J. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great trip. My friend and I took our dad's out for Father's Day and we were able to get into a lot of meat fish, and a shark as well. Awesome trip, I would recommend it to others!

    Ethan S. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a fun trip,caught a variety of fish plus a 34” snook.

    Gene S. with Michael J. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Wade was incredible. He exposed us to several different species of fish and was very educational. A huge manatee and even sting rays gave us appearances. Definitely worth while. Thank you sir!!!

    Jason V. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time, didn’t get on the fish like we had hoped but still had a blast. That’s why they call it fishing.

    Todd D. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Christopher provided an exceptional fishing experience! As an army veteran and seasoned fisherman, his expertise was evident from the moment we set sail. My brother-in-law and I enjoyed a fantastic day in the bay near Tampa, reeling in trout under clear skies. Christopher's attention to detail and care extended beyond fishing – he even offered me water when I started feeling dehydrated. We had a blast and highly recommend Christopher for anyone looking.

    Rocky M. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Christopher provided an exceptional fishing experience! As an army veteran and seasoned fisherman, his expertise was evident from the moment we set off. My brother-in-law and I enjoyed a fantastic day in the bay near Tampa, reeling in trout under clear skies. Christopher's attention to detail and care extended beyond fishing – he even offered me water when I started feeling dehydrated. We had a blast and highly recommend Christopher for anyone looking to have a great time fishing in Tampa Bay!

    Rocky M. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Friendly and informative Captain we had an enjoyable morning on the bay.

    Tim B. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Five stars! Fun trip!

    Ray E. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Alex is an awesome guide! Was on time and super fun to hang out with. But mostly importantly he absolutely put me on the fish! Will 100% book Alex again the next time I’m in Clearwater, and you should too if you want the chance to get hooked up with huge tarpon and monster snook!!! A+

    Derek B. with Alex S. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience! The staff were knowledgeable and they made sure our group had a good time. Would recommend this charter for anyone looking for a good time.

    Nicholas A. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

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