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What are the best fishing charters in Tampa Bay?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 trips in Tampa Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Flats Monster Inshore - 25' Sea Hunt guided by Tyson, Mangrove, Snook, and Tarpon at Night! guided by Ryan, and Tampa Bay Tarpon Hunt guided by Brian.

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The most popular cities to book a charter in are Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg.

What types of fishing charters are common in Tampa Bay?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Tampa Bay as well as nearshore fishing, flats fishing, and offshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Tampa Bay are: 1. snook, 2. redfish, 3. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, 4. tarpon, and 5. cobia.

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

How much do Tampa Bay fishing charters cost?

in Tampa Bay prices can range anywhere from $350 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day in Tampa Bay is $639. The average price for a full day in Tampa Bay is $884.

When is the best time to go fishing in Tampa Bay?

The most popular season for fishing in Tampa Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 6 days in advance.

Where can I get 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.