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Fly Fishing Charters Near Tampa Bay
On this awesome trip, you'll go aboard Captain Tyson's 25' Sea Hunt center console to chase down Tarpon, the premier Florida inshore sportfish and heavyweight king! These fish are big, beautiful, and known worldwide for their ferocious fighting abilities and acrobatic leaps! Commonly known as the "Silver King", these fish are the top predators in their inshore habitat, and hooking one is the experience of a lifetime. On this trip, you'll be fishing in the relatively shallow, inshore water where Tarpon like to swim. Tarpon migrate seasonally, and you'll be looking for these moving fish as they "push up" towards the beach. Once you spot them, you'll be able to cast directly to these fish, throwing baits and lures depending on the conditions and your preferences. Once you get a bite, you'll be in for the fight of your life! Fighting Tarpon is a balancing act between bringing the fish in hard, and not getting snapped off. Captain Tyson will offer his expertise to help you finish the fight as quickly as possible. Captain Tyson specializes in fishing the inlets and beaches for world-class saltwater fish species. The pristine waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast including Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Redington Beach and Tampa Bay are home to an incredibly diverse variety of gamefish, and there's no better place to chase them! Whether you're a serious angler wanting to pursue a quest for a trophy fish or a novice wanting to learn the basics of saltwater fly fishing, Captain Tyson can make it happen. Read More
Clearwater Tarpon On The Fly
Hop on board with Captain Jake and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the flats! The clear water in the Tampa Bay inshore makes it the perfect spot to do some sight casting. On this 4-hour trip, Captain Jake will take you close-by off the coast of Tampa where you can expect to target Black Drum, Cobia, Redfish, Bull Shark, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon. Captain Jake has been catching these prized fish off the Florida coast since he was 5, and he is sure to put you where the fish are biting. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a fly rod to cast exactly where the fish are swimming. Captain Jake is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for this technique to newcomers, or to provide experienced fly fishers with some expert tips. Captain Jake fishes aboard a 18’ Xplor Technical Poling Skiff, a 24’ Lake & Bay Back Country Tower Boat, and a 20’ Phoenix 920 Propx Bass Boat. These vessels are sure to get you where you need to be in the Tampa inshores. Captain Jake will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Florida fishing license as well as any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard and catch some fish! Read More
Half Day Trip – Sight Casting
There's simply no better way to enjoy the water than a backcountry fishing trip with Captain T.J. He's fished the mangroves and around Tampa Bay for years, and you can be sure that he'll put you right where the fish are! This area provides the perfect habitat for several sportfish species, especially Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! These species are perfect inshore opponents that fight hard and love to bite on a range of lures and baits. There's nothing like pulling some big ol' Snook out of the mangrove roots, whether it's your first fish or your hundredth! In addition to these inshore species, on a six-hour trip you'll be able to take a crack at nearshore gamefish including Blacktips, Bull Sharks, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and more! Strap in, because these fish are a challenge for any angler. On this trip, you'll be taken care of aboard Captain T.J.'s 22' BullsBay bay boat (say that three times fast!). She's a beauty, and is equipped with a 200-HP Suzuki engine to take you "dock to dock" smoothly and comfortable. She also features a full kit of electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and a live well for your bait. Captain T.J. will bring everything you need for a great day, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of sunglasses to help you spot fish. Read More
Tampa Bay Backcountry Trip
Everything to Know About Booking a Tampa Bay fly fishing charter
What are the best fly fishing charters in Tampa Bay?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 fly fishing trips in Tampa Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Tampa Bay Inshore Adventures guided by Wade, Clearwater Flats Sightfishing guided by Tyson, and Clearwater Flats Fishing guided by Craig.
Our guides in Tampa Bay are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9596 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 fly fishing guides in Tampa Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly fly fishing guides in Tampa Bay.
What types of fly fishing charters are common in Tampa Bay?
Inshore fishing is the most popular for fly fishing in Tampa Bay as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for fly fishing in Tampa Bay are: 1. snook, 2. speckled trout, 3. redfish, and 4. sheepshead.
How much do Tampa Bay fly fishing charters cost?
for fly fishing in Tampa Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $975, but the average price for a half day trip for fly fishing in Tampa Bay is $564. The average price for a full day trip for fly fishing in Tampa Bay is $788.
What month is best for on a fly fishing charter in Tampa Bay?
The most popular season to go on a fly fishing charter in Tampa Bay is spring, and most anglers book their trips 14 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.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Great trip, kids had a blast caught a number of fish and lost a few after some tough fights. Captain Tucker made sure we had a good time. He made it look easy. Once Jack dropped the first line we had fish on deck in 15 minutes. They recommended a restaurant to fry it up for us, and it was the best fish any of us have had.
Nicole G. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida
MY SON HAD THE TIME OF HIS LIFE
RON L. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida
Awesome trip, he put me on fish the whole trip. Caught redfish, snook, Jack crevalle, trout and a 4 ft 60 lb bull shark
Matt D. with Matt Y. of Riverview, Florida
Captain Juan was a ton of fun! The man really knows his stuff about fishing in the St. Petersburg area. We caught tons of fish and he gave us a high quality service. Couldn’t suggest him enough!
Jasuan C. with Juan H. of St. Petersburg, Florida
Cody was great! Very Knowledgeable and Helpful for the entire trip. Definitely recommend!
Doug H. with Cody B. of Tampa, Florida
Me and my wife had a great time. Gage and his first mate Peyton work very well together. We differently recommend them.
Troy S. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida
Trip was fun. Thanks
Galen K. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida
Craig was great 👍. He told us about the history of the area and went above and beyond to get us fish and show us a good time. The tide and weather was definitely against us but he made the best of it. We had a great time. I appreciated everything and I recommend him for your inshore fishing trip. Thanks again Craig.
Levi E. with Craig L. of Clearwater, Florida
We had a great time, great guide. Would highly recommend him.
Daryl H. with Cody B. of Tampa, Florida
Outstanding crew and experience. I highly recommend Captains Luke and Brad.
Michael W. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
We went out with captain Chris and had a BLAST. Great time great vibes, Chris is a hell of a guy and knows what he’s doing do a T, he put us on tons of fish between the both of us we probably caught around 30 fish in 4 hours!
Nick D. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida
Great all around guy. Worked hard to find fish for us. Not many keepers but lots of bites and throw backs. Kids had fun.
James S. with Cameron F. of Clearwater, Florida
We had a great time! Thank you both
Cameron L. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
Cameron was awesome! Put us in the slot fish we asked for and was super friendly. We’ll be booking him again and again!
Bill S. with Cameron F. of Clearwater, Florida
He was so freaking awesome! This was a great experience and I would recommend him to any and everyone!
CAMECIA B. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida
We had a large group of us that came to FL to go fishing. We needed two boats and want to use the same company for the group. We went with Reel Deal Charters which was a great choice. The captains and first mates on both the boats were great. They got us on the fish right away and they didn't stop working the whole time we were out with them. Would book them again the next time we are in Florida.
COREY W. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida
We had a awsom day on the water. We caught fish consistently the whole trip.the captain and mate where very nice and informative. Thank you for the great day . We all enjoyed areself and had a memorable day.
Edward M. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida
Hi: Just want to say my friends and I had a great time fishing with CPT and "Toco." hardest working crew on the dock...and they know where the fish are. This adventure was secretly planned by my wife and some unknown conspirators (CPT's wife?). It was indeed a surprise and a rewarding day on the water with a couple gentlemen that know exactly what to do and WHERE THE FISH are! Great time, recommend to all! Ken Dye
Doreen S. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida
Awesome fun trip. Captain Tyler knows his stuff. Highly recommend.
Erinn . with Tyler B. of Belleair Bluffs, Florida
Captain Wade was the absolute best! He came fully prepared with the best rods and plenty of bait to last the entire day. His expertise is second to none, a true professional. On top of that, he put us on fish all day long.
David S. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida
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