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Tampa Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Tampa

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Tampa, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Tampa

The average price for a private 4 hour Tampa fishing trip is $527, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $900 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Tampa that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Tampa are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Tampa are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Tampa are:

Many fishing charters in Tampa provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Tampa are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Tampa are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $289
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $539
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $600
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $850
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $925
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,400

Just by looking at the sheer number of Tampa fishing charters, you can easily conclude that angling action in the area is fantastic. Here, it’s all about that stupendous inshore fishery, where prized catches are abundant and available throughout the year. While Tarpon (aka the Silver King) is the star of the show, there’s so much to do in Tampa’s waterways that you’ll find it hard to leave.
 
These waters are brimming with the likes of Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon, with a wide range of inshore and nearshore species to keep you busy. For a change of pace, you can go after Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Flounder, among many others.
 
Tampa Bay fishing hot spots don’t end with the bay. The Tampa area has some of the most productive inland lakes and rivers. Whenever you’re done fighting Tarpon in the bay, head to a local lake for Largemouth Bass. Or just explore the Tampa fishing piers!
 
Hit the nearshore grounds in search of King and Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Snappers’ galore, and Grouper of every size and shape. The deep offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico will put you on the bite of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Hogfish, Triggerfish, and more than a dozen Shark species.
 
Whether you’d like a family fun excursion on the flats, a night Snook fishing adventure, or a 12-hour deep sea fishing expedition, you’ll easily find a charter captain ready to take you out.
 
There are plenty of departure points in Tampa, and one of the most popular boat launches is West Gandy Boulevard, as well as the Ballast Point Park. 
 
Whatever your fishing ambitions are, Tampa fishing charters will make it happen!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you're fishing from a guided charter or a party boat with a valid license, you don't have to worry about buying your own fishing license. Pay attention to seasonality of certain species, so that you come to Tampa at the right time.
Tampa
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27959 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Use south winds to your advantage and work the shorelines. The Redfish bite can be pretty good, with chances of catching Trout and Snook. Small Black Drum and Sheepshead can also make an occasional appearance.
February
The weather is warming up and the abundance of sunshine makes it ideal for sight fishing. You never know what’s crushing the flats! Look for Jack, Redfish, and Tarpon. Sheepshead is in full swing this month to fill the freezers. 
March
The weather is outstanding and even a few days of winds can’t spoil it. Make Snook your main target this month, but don’t forget about Trout and Redfish of all sizes. Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Blackfin Tuna start to show up offshore. 
April
Fishing in Tampa is reaching its peak! The big Tarpon are on their way! Practically everything is biting right now. The baitfish start to fill up the flats and both game fish and anglers follow in pursuit. Redfish and Snook fishing is hot.
 
May
Wherever you want to go fishing, this is your time of the year. Spring is a great time to hit the water, enjoy the beautiful weather and catch a mixed bag. Pretty much all the species are up for grabs. Don't miss your chance!
June
The Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo Tournament has come! Tarpon are the star of the show. Redfish are all over the flats and mangrove shorelines. Spanish Mackerel and Mangrove Snapper invade the bay and Trout are feeding on the grass flats. 
 
July
Midsummer is here and fishing can be very productive! Early mornings and late evenings are the best time to go fishing this month, especially for Trout and Snapper in the bay. Anything from Tuna to Marlin is biting in bluewater.
August
Redfish are schooled up in a few areas of Tampa Bay, ready to put up a fight. Head out during the night and Snook fishing will be just as exciting. Good-sized Snapper are among the popular catches. The Tarpon bite is still hot, hot, hot.
September
The flats and back bays are abundant with Redfish. When the tide is low, you can see their spotted tails cutting through the water’s surface, perfect for sight fishing. If you know where to look, you can also catch your late-season Tarpon. 
October
Get your dose of Redfish while the fishing is still hot! The Snook bite is consistent on the outgoing tide, and you can find some real lunkers. Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper are around the bridges and on the rock piles.
November
Fall has finally settled in! Redfish, Trout, and Snook are keeping anglers busy. Nearshore reefs are alive and produce some quality-sized Spanish Mackerel. 
December
Fishing can be somewhat a weather-controlled event. Cold fronts are starting to sweep through Tampa, so the fish are on the move. Some days are better than others, but fun on the water is constant!

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Take sun cream and a hat as the sun can still burn. No head on board so use the bathroom before hand. Listen to the skipper as her knows what he’s doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take sun cream and a hat as the sun can still burn. No head on board so use the bathroom before hand. Listen to the skipper as her knows what he’s doing.
Simon  S.
Simon S.
Definitely fish with Slot boys! Very knowledgeable of the area and knows what he is doing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely fish with Slot boys! Very knowledgeable of the area and knows what he is doing!
Angela  A.
Angela A.
It's a good inshore trip and starting downtown makes it easy for convention goers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a good inshore trip and starting downtown makes it easy for convention goers.
Mark  P.
Mark P.
Try to go out early and on an over cast day if you can. BRING YOUR SUN SCREEN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to go out early and on an over cast day if you can. BRING YOUR SUN SCREEN
Gianfranco  Z.
Gianfranco Z. Miami, Florida
Find a good tackle and Bait shop. Fish early morning and afternoon Fish early morning and Evening
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good tackle and Bait shop. Fish early morning and afternoon Fish early morning and Evening
Tammy  G.
Tammy G. Rifle, CO
Watch the moon . If it's a full moon the fish eat all night making them harder to catch during the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the moon . If it's a full moon the fish eat all night making them harder to catch during the day.
Jeffrey  W.
Jeffrey W. LaGrange, GA
Tampa is full of fish, many different species. Makes for a great fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tampa is full of fish, many different species. Makes for a great fishing experience.
Dan  U.
Dan U. Lineboro, MD
Call captains prior to going out to see current species, conditions… and how to pay captains because app can be confusing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call captains prior to going out to see current species, conditions… and how to pay captains because app can be confusing
Eric  S.
Eric S. Apopka, FL
Book the AM trip before the sun gets too hot. A tad cold heading out to the fishing spot but once settled it was a perfect weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the AM trip before the sun gets too hot. A tad cold heading out to the fishing spot but once settled it was a perfect weather.
Traci  G.
Traci G. Elk Grove Village, IL
Captain Ike would be an excellent choice for a beginner and experienced person wanting to get out on the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Ike would be an excellent choice for a beginner and experienced person wanting to get out on the water
Jamie  R.
Jamie R. Underwood, MN
If looking for a bigger boat to go out farther don't forget to ask about the boat lol I was expecting a bigger boat (didn't ask or specify) and wanted them to go further out but from the two boys point of view I got exactly what I wanted...a great experience...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If looking for a bigger boat to go out farther don't forget to ask about the boat lol I was expecting a bigger boat (didn't ask or specify) and wanted them to go further out but from the two boys point of view I got exactly what I wanted...a great experience...
Donna  R.
Donna R. Charlotte, North Carolina
Book with FishingBooker.com. Easy to do and you will not be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with FishingBooker.com. Easy to do and you will not be disappointed.
Jason  A.
Jason A. Tampa, FL
If you can't catch fish in Tampa, something is wrong! Great place to wet a line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can't catch fish in Tampa, something is wrong! Great place to wet a line.
Robert  C.
Robert C. United States
Tampa Bay Florida has one of the most beautiful pristine and preserved Fisheries any fishing fanatic or professional fisherman would want to to enjoy. And when you go fishing with a professional fishing charter like Captain Joe from sloppy joe fishing charters in Tampa Florida you can find yourself catching unbelievable record breaking number of fish like Snook redfish and jack crevalle just to name a few.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tampa Bay Florida has one of the most beautiful pristine and preserved Fisheries any fishing fanatic or professional fisherman would want to to enjoy. And when you go fishing with a professional fishing charter like Captain Joe from sloppy joe fishing charters in Tampa Florida you can find yourself catching unbelievable record breaking number of fish like Snook redfish and jack crevalle just to name a few.
Antonio  C.
Antonio C. Tampa, Florida
Call the guide ( Tom Charlton ) and ask him or her what fish are biting when you want to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call the guide ( Tom Charlton ) and ask him or her what fish are biting when you want to fish.
Wendy  O.
Wendy O. Lakeland, Florida
Get ready to catch fish. You don't have to go to Costa Rica for workd class fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get ready to catch fish. You don't have to go to Costa Rica for workd class fishing.
William  V.
William V. St. Petersburg, FL
I would find out a head of time the allowable length of fish and in-season fish that you can keep. We caught snook and couldn't keep because they were out of season. The trout we caught didn't meet the 15 inch requirement. Even though we enjoyed catching the fish, we were hoping to take some home with us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would find out a head of time the allowable length of fish and in-season fish that you can keep. We caught snook and couldn't keep because they were out of season. The trout we caught didn't meet the 15 inch requirement. Even though we enjoyed catching the fish, we were hoping to take some home with us.
Anthony  C.
Anthony C. Rock Hill, SC
For maximum action as number of catches. I recommend the flats. More serious fishermen and conditions permitting Inrecommend Tarpon or Grooper.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
For maximum action as number of catches. I recommend the flats. More serious fishermen and conditions permitting Inrecommend Tarpon or Grooper.
Louis  L.
Louis L. LaGrange, GA
Find someone experienced and honest about the species that are biting at different times of the year so your experience are realistic. This will make for a much more fun experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find someone experienced and honest about the species that are biting at different times of the year so your experience are realistic. This will make for a much more fun experience.
Randy  S.
Randy S. Orlando, FL
Get ready for some of the best inshore fishing of your life. The flats and mangroves of Tampa Bay have some truly world class fishing. Be prepared to hear your drag scream with bull reds, over slot snook, and slob trout.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for some of the best inshore fishing of your life. The flats and mangroves of Tampa Bay have some truly world class fishing. Be prepared to hear your drag scream with bull reds, over slot snook, and slob trout.
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FishingBooker Member Valrico, Florida

Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Dave. I went with my 11-year-old son, and a friend of his who had never fished before. Dave was patient and took the time to teach him how to cast and put us on some fish pretty quickly! We did a 2- 3hr beginner trip so we stayed close but had a great time. I will definitely be going again with Captain Dave in the future.!!
David  M.
David M.
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Captain Tony works so hard to make sure your trip is a success that it isn’t a surprise that I had a great experience.
Hugh  Z.
Hugh Z.
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
My husband and I booked a last minute half day trip to go fishing! We have a great time catch a whole bunch of different kinds of fish and spotting some dolphins! Captain Tony took us to 3 different spots and helped us use both bait fish and shrimp to help us target a variety of catches! He showed us techniques and strategies that kept a us reeling catches in all morning long!
Katy  L.
Katy L.
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Decided to book a 4 hr charter w/ Captain Rowe and Connor with family coming into town. Even with colder weather we were able to catch a couple lady fish, snook and redfish. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a Tampa inshore experience
Bret  B.
Bret B.
Afishionado Guide Services
Afishionado Guide Services
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
The original plan went to crap due to no fault of Capt. Wade's, however, he regrouped, was a true professional and had a great back-up plan and put me on the fish for a great day of catch & release fishing. If i come back to St. Pete I'm definitely "hooking" up with him again for another day of fishing!
Shawn  M.  J.
Shawn M. J.
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Went out on a quick afternoon fishing trip with Captain Max and it was a blast. He knew the area well and really knew how to find fish. We caught a few fish, saw dolphins, manatees and got to enjoy a wonderful boat ride. Captain Max packed a whole lot of fun and good time into a two hour trip. Myself and four friends all agreed that we would love to come back and do another trip with Captain Max in the future. Thank you Max!
Joseph  R.
Joseph R.
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
This place is the real deal. Very professional and they know where to fish. We will be back. Thanks again guys.
Matt  C.
Matt C.
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Very good
4.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Besides the cold windy and rainy weather the captain was able to get us on some fish. Fun was had by all on this trip
Shane  V.
Shane V.
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
We had a great time. Caught lots of fish. We wanted to catch a shark and we did!
Jordan  G.
Jordan G.
Afishionado Guide Services
Afishionado Guide Services
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Capt Wade was great, really patient with our four boys (all under 8). Everyone caught fish, awesome time had by all. Thanks again for the experience!
JP  G.
JP G.
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Captain Max and his first mate Connor made this the best trip ever! We caught a few fish and then we changed spots (all the while being shown local sites on the way). Encountered several pods of dolphins! Then we went to the place where my husband caught a HUGE fish! Well, a small shark! On our way back to the dock we watched a gorgeous sunset while listening to classic boat music. Max and Connor were so pleasant and accommodating! We will be back to Florida soon for a 4 hour trip!
Michelle  V.
Michelle V.
Tampa Inshore Family Fun
Tampa Inshore Family Fun
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Captain Chris was Great, He took us out and my daughter and grandsons had just a great time and caught lots of fish, I would recommend him for anyone looking to have a great time
Jeff  P.
Jeff P.
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(180 reviews)
My dad and I had a great time fishing with Captain Sam. We caught a variety of fish; redfish, snook, sea trout, tripletail, etc. Captain Sam was awesome all around and very knowledgeable.
David  K.
David K.
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(180 reviews)
Put us on the fish and had patience with our casting abilities. Great guy and a great trip.
Alan  B.
Alan B.
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Came to Tampa for a hockey tournament and booked our son a fishing trip with Captain Max! He was amazing! Our son caught a massive cobia and redfish along with a few other types of fish! Max made sure to move quickly if the fish weren’t biting and it turned out great! Would 100% recommend!
Jamie  M.
Jamie M.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Had a blast and would highly recommend David to anyone. Thanks for a good time.
Nick  P.
Nick P.
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Captain Eddy put us right on the fish and couldn't have been more accommodating. Will go again with him.
Charles  G.
Charles G.
Kaptain Hook Outdoors – Tampa
Kaptain Hook Outdoors – Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We decided to book this for a bachelor party and was the best decision we made all weekend. Amazing captain with a great personality and will definitely put you on fish.
Ryan  G.
Ryan G.
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(180 reviews)
Sam put us on fish, even though the conditions weren’t ideal. Hit my target of Snook, added on trout and others. Great time highly recommend!
Robert  B.
Robert B.
Afishionado Guide Services
Afishionado Guide Services
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Decided to book this trip with for a bachelor party and Wade did not disappoint. Had us on fish from the start and was a great captain. His ability to take great pictures was also a huge plus!
Ryan  G.
Ryan G.

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