Tampa Flats and Bay Fishing Charter

5108 West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa FL, United States

Tampa Flats and Bay Fishing Charters is a top rated fishing charter in the Tampa Bay Area who are more than able to provide you with one of the best fishing experiences of your life. Captain Steve is a friendly and warm person who will work hard to put you on the best fish, and teach you and your children different techniques, as well as entertain you with some great fish-tales.He has been on the water for over 25 years and since 2008 has started offering sightseeing tours to acquaint you with the natural beauty of Tampa Bay.

Captain Steve’s boat is a 24 foot Proline Flatback whose shallow draft allows you to efficiently stalk fish in the shallow grass flats. Its 150 HP Mercury engine is mounted on a Porta Bracket Jack Plate, which prevents damage to the seagrass beds.It gives a smooth ride in the open waters even when they get choppy. The boat is equipped with the latest electronics including a Lowrance GPS, and a Lowrance Fishfinder side imaging structure scan. It has a live bait tank, snorkeling equipment and an ice box for the catch.

Tampa Flats and Bay Fishing Charters can take you fishing for Redfish, Cobia, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, a variety of Sharks and Flounder. Captain Steve is well familiar with the seasonality and will be able to point you to the species in season and will work extra hard to make sure you catch fish. He knows different fishing techniques which range from inshore, nearshore, reef, wreck, flats and backwater fishing,  which he will happily teach his guests. He will also clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home.

On special request they will do a mixed trip of fishing and snorkeling. Island hoping trips and sightseeing is also available upon request, as well as group charters with multiple boats.

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Boat Specs

Proline (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2011, and restored in 2011. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine.

24 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Lowrance side imaging with structure scan
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Lowrance side imaging with structure scan
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Captain

Steve Betz
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since April 2014
Captain Steve’s passion for fishing started at a young age fishing the local ponds, lakes and rivers. In the early 80’s Steve was introduced to the world of Snook fishing. Snook fishing was like no other he had done and he quickly became addicted to the salt. Over the years Steve stalked the many varieties of fish expanding his knowledge of Tampa Bay. With more than 25 years of saltwater fishing experience tucked into his tackle box he began his career doing full time Fishing charters in Tampa Bay. Capt. Steve brings over 200 days a year of time spent on Tampa Bay to each and every one of his Tampa Bay Fishing Charters. As your fishing guide in Tampa Fl., Capt Steve will cater all types of fishermen, young, older, experienced and novice. Steve loves the opportunity to be able to share his knowledge and experiences as a Tampa Bay fishing guide.

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