Tampa Bay Flats Fishing

110 Veterans Memorial Lane
Tampa FL, United States

Tampa Bay Flats Fishing invites you to join up with Captain Eric Pelno for a fun day of angling in Tampa Bay! Your captain is a Florida native who has been fishing these waters for more than 15 years. Whether you’re a professional angler or someone who just got started, you’re more than welcome aboard.

You’ll be fishing from a 22’ Sabalo skiff that runs on a single 140 HP Suzuki engine. This is precisely the type of boat you’ll need for these shallow waters that are always teeming with a number of different species. She’s even got a trolling motor that’s of great help when dealing with easy-to-spook fish.

Speaking of fish, there’s quite a few to go after. The most common ones that call these waters home include Redfish, Snook, and Trout. However, you can’t talk about fishing in Tampa Bay without mentioning the Silver King! Tarpon fishing draws in anglers from all over the country and is something you should definitely try out for yourself.

All the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of a given trip. Not only that, but the captain will clean and fillet the catch after the trip for your convenience. Put on a pair of polarized sunglasses and come on down for an adventure of a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This 8-hour trip will have you targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the inshore waters of Tampa Bay. From May to July, you can also add some Tarpon to the mix and have a blast!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This 4-hour trip is focused on going after Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the rich backcountry waters of Tampa Bay. From May to July, you can also enjoy some top-notch Tarpon fishing action.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    If you're not a huge fan of early-morning fishing, this is the trip for you. You'll be fishing the backcountry waters and flats for the likes of Redfish, Snook, and Trout.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sabalo (Flats boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

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
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Eric Pelno
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
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Captain Eric Pelno has been fishing Florida's waters practically since he could walk. His father would take them both fishing and a passion was born from an early age. He's participated in and won his fair share of local tournaments, and looks forward to sharing his expertise with anyone willing to learn.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Appropriate for children
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Brad Jacobson
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Full day trip with Capt Eric

VERIFIED   July 30, 2017

I was visiting my two boys for the weekend.  We only had one day that we could get out and go fishing.  Unfortunately,...

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Brian Whirlow
Durham, North Carolina
 5.00
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Amazing Day on the water with Captain Eric

November 21, 2016

Captain Eric put us on the fish! in 1 day we caught 22 Snook with 8 being over slot Monsters. after we slayed the Snook we...

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Charles Mason
Brandon, Florida
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Killed it!

October 22, 2016

I’ve done several trips with Capt Eric in the past year and each one has been awesome! I’ve done personal charters...

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