St Petersburg Fishing

The entire Tampa Bay area plays host to some of the finest inshore fishing grounds in the country, and St. Petersburg is more than determined to follow suit. With prolific flats fishing opportunities spanning almost the entire year round, trophy Snook, Redfish, Trout as well as the notorious Tampa Bay Tarpon are always no more than a phone call away. Nearshore fishing keeps producing a steady record of King and Spanish Mackerel bites, with seasonal Cobia, Grouper, Snapper and Shark hookups keeping the rods bent at all times. And as if that wasn't enough to get you packing, the offshore waters of the Gulf remain ripe with big game fishing potential, with the likes of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda and Amberjack giving the Caribbean fisheries a run for their money!

Known For

The Dali Museum, Fort De Soto Park, Boyd Hill Nature Park, Sunken Gardens, Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, Baseball Boulevard, The Deuces, Museum of Fine Arts, Festival of States, The Pinellas Trail, Tropicana Field

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing from a for-hire vessel, such as a guided charter or a party boat, that has a valid captain’s license or a charter boat license, no license is required.

St Petersburg Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.