Bait-N-Bite is your ticket to the stunning waters of Tampa. With Captain TJ at the helm, you’ll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Shark, and more could be biting if you cast your line at the right time of year. For these species, you’re likely to freeline live bait and bottom fish using light tackle. I primarily catch and release but if you’d like to take home something to eat we can definitely accommodate as long as it’s within season. Plus, I will fillet your catch at the end of the trip to save you from the hard work!

You’ll be fishing aboard a 22’ Seahunt with a dual helm tower for the best view at stalking down our next catch. Space for 4 passengers. It comes with everything else you need for a productive day on the water. Your captain will provide rods and reels. Live bait is included, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so all you have to do is look forward to your trip! Keep in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Kids are welcome! Children 6 and under must wear life vests, so be sure to bring your children a properly fitted coast guard approved life jacket (to ensure fitment before arriving). It’s recommended to bring sunblock (non-spray) and sunglasses. Bottled water will be provided, but if you’d like to bring something else, feel free. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid glass bottles.

Now’s the time to experience fishing in Tampa for yourself with Bait-N-Bite!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Seasonal Redfish/ Sheepshead
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 14 - Nov 16 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $345
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Night
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $500
    Florida sun to hot for you during the day? Want to go fishing after a long day of work? No problem, we can go out at any time of the day or night to help accommodate your schedule!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Bowfishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    Four hours is just enough time inshore for a shot at your next best catch!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $500
    Four hours is just enough time for a shot at your next best catch!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Full day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    The best bang for your buck! Enjoy a full day out on the water with the chance to catch loads of fish!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
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FAQs about Bait-N-Bite

Bait-N-Bite offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $345 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Seasonal Redfish/ Sheepshead (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Night (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bait-N-Bite, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Bait-N-Bite include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Bait-N-Bite offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bait-N-Bite offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Bait-N-Bite include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Thomas Jacobson
Tampa, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
15 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2023
Step aboard Bait-N-Bite, where Captain TJ extends a warm welcome to all! Get ready for a fantastic adventure as we explore the wonders of Tampa Bay! Whether you're into light tackle, bottom fishing, or sight fishing, Captain TJ is here to guide you every step of the way. Capt. TJ knows the best spots to hook Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and more. See you soon and tight lines!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Seahunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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