Tampa Fishing

The Sunshine State has long been renowned for its inshore fishing potential, and you need not look much further than Tampa to understand why. These waters are brimming with the likes of Snook, Redfish and Tarpon during most of the year, with a wide range of smaller Shark species to keep you busy on even the slowest of days. In fact, there's such a variety of species cruising the Tampa flats year-round, you'd be seriously hard-pressed to find a local fishing guide that recalls the last time he and his guests came back from the trip empty-handed. But don't take our word for it!

Known For

Busch Gardens, Ybor City, Sunshine Skyway, Tampa Bay History Center, Bountiful Snook and Redfish Seasons, Henry B Plant Museum, Tampa Theatre, Lowry Park Zoo, Prolific Cobia and Tarpon Opportunities, The Florida Aquarium, Lettuce Lake Park, Bayshore Boulevard, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Fishing in Tampa predominantly revolves around inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Tarpon, Permit, Sharks, Mackerel, Pompano, Tripletail, Snapper, Grouper and a variety of other species.

Rules & Regulations

You are not required to purchase a fishing license if you’re fishing from a guided charter or a party boat that has a valid boat or charter captain license.

Tampa Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.