Tampa Bay Angling — Fly Fishing

Gandy Boulevard
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Tampa Bay Angling Company is a fly fishing charter based out of St Petersburg, Florida. If you have ever wanted to target Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, or any of the other local sportfish on the fly, this is your chance to do so. All in one of Florida’s most renowned sportfishing locations!

As far as fishing and wildlife are concerned, the Tampa and Sarasota areas have it all. Nothing beats the thrill of sight fishing the flats or casting at pods of Tarpon off the beaches. Explore vast grass flats and backcountry packed full of Redfish, Snook, and Trout, while basking in the untouched beauty of the local bays and flats. Captain Adam Mailliez will take you to the best local spots so you can perfect your cast in the best possible conditions.

You will spend your day being polled around in a stable and comfortable 18 ft Andros backcountry skiff while casting at laid up Redfish and Snook. Or, depending on the time of the year, you could be casting at schools of up to 100 Redfish on the flats.

During the summer months, most trips will be spent chasing the prestigious ‘Silver King‘ off any of the local beaches. This is the time of year when the Tarpon migration passes through town, and whole days can be spent casting to single Tarpon or groups of up to 20+ fish daisy chaining. This sight in the clear shallow waters of Tampa Bay and Sarasota will make even the most experienced anglers’ knees shake—it is incredible and the fish are abundant.

For those who want to beat the heat of the day, Tampa Bay Angling Company offer dock light fishing trips all through the summer. These trips are a sensory overload. The fish are abundant, and seeing all the fish piled up on the lights chasing bait is an amazing sight. The fish come to the lights to feed and you will be there waiting to feed them. If you have never fished dock lights before, Captain Adam strongly suggests you try it this summer!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Beach Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    Spend the day chasing the prestigious silver king in crystal clear waters off our beaches. We will use fly, artificial, or live bait depending on your comfort level. Seeing groups of 10 to 20 big tarpon swimming in a line coming toward the bow will get you every time. These trips happen all summer as the tarpon are on their migration route right through town.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    This is a full day trip fishing the flats and inshore waters of Tampa bay. Expect to fish for redfish, snook, trout, and juvenile tarpon. The summer bite is hot right now and fish are abundant.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    This trip is a half day either morning or evening on the flats and inshore waters of Tampa bay. Expect to target redfish, snook, trout,and juvenile tarpon. These trips are fly fishing and/or light tackle spin fishing. The summer bite is hot right now.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    This trip is a half day either morning or evening on the flats and inshore waters of Tampa bay. Expect to target redfish, snook, trout, and juvenile tarpon. These trips are fly fishing and/or light tackle spin fishing. The summer bite is hot right now.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing - Dock Lights
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Feb - 30 Nov
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    Fishing dock lights is an incredible visual experience. The fish will all be sitting in the glow of a light waiting to ambush your bait. This trips happen on fly gear and spin gear with artificial lures. The fish we target on the lights are snook, tarpon, redfish, and trout. Slams can be had often on the lights.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish

Sheepshead
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Andros Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal

About the Captain

Adam Mailliez
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
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Captain Adam has been hunting and fishing his entire life. Growing up in the Adirondack state park in upstate New York fly fishing for trout was a part of life. Later in life capt Adam moved to Tampa with his wife and son to pursue a life in his true passion of saltwater fishing.
Response time: 16 hours
Response rate: 80%

St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Great experience. Learned a lot and was able to target some red fish on the fly.

Fished November 22, 2017
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Had a great day fishing! Capt. Adam was able to get me on the fish. I used his gear, it worked perfectly, and I was able to bring in several red fish and even hooked a snook!  Great day on the water!

Fished June 8, 2016
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Had Capt. Adam Mailliez take me out looking for redfish and a possible tarpon. Wanted to see if I could get a redfish on fly so in the morning we went out and he poled me around the flats. Had plenty of opportunities and got to cast at a lot of fish. I have to take the blame for not connecting though. As my inexperience showed.  So we switched gears and moved to spin tackle. That’s when things got good. We hit some spots he said that he knew would have fish and he was right. Caught several slot fish and a 27 in redfish my personal best. Then he said he knew of a place to get a chance at a tarpon. Well a chance turned into my first tarpon. Not only my first but I got it on fly. Have to say capt. Adam Maillez knows what he’s doing and is a blast to fish with. Would go fishing with him again.

Fished April 14, 2016
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