Hillsborough Bay

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Hillsborough Bay Fishing Charters

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Hillsborough Bay: 48 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(119 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(111 reviews)
Apollo Beach
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(49 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $575
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Ruskin
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(81 reviews)
Tampa
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(163 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
Riverview
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(35 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $250

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Hillsborough Bay

According to customer reviews, Florida Professional Charters, Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach, and Sundaze Inshore Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Hillsborough Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Hillsborough Bay.

The average price for a private 4 hour Hillsborough Bay fishing trip is $515, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $847 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Florida Professional Charters, Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach, and Sundaze Inshore Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Hillsborough Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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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
Know when the tide is coming in and going out. Guys at the bait shops are helpful. Even the charter captains will give you tips if you talk to them.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know when the tide is coming in and going out. Guys at the bait shops are helpful. Even the charter captains will give you tips if you talk to them.
Jeff  S.
Jeff S. Waterford, Michigan
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
You will be fishing in the bay, so theres no need for a 30' boat. Waves are pretty calm .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will be fishing in the bay, so theres no need for a 30' boat. Waves are pretty calm .
Dan  T.
Dan T. Greenville, MI
All aspects of the trip were excellent. I suggest that any July trip be in the morning only, since afternoon rains are probable. Captain Jarrod was pleasant, knowledgeable, and put ous onto fish for the entire trip. J. W. Wilde
Excellent
5.0 / 5
All aspects of the trip were excellent. I suggest that any July trip be in the morning only, since afternoon rains are probable. Captain Jarrod was pleasant, knowledgeable, and put ous onto fish for the entire trip. J. W. Wilde
John  W.
John W. Tampa, FL
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
Just like fishing anywhere else, book a great guide and have fun on the water !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just like fishing anywhere else, book a great guide and have fun on the water !
Ed  P.
Ed P. Stoughton, MA
Get in touch with Captain John Rivers at Rivers 2 Bay Fishing Charters, (727) 313-1781. He will put you on some great fish! I know who I'm going to call for my next trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get in touch with Captain John Rivers at Rivers 2 Bay Fishing Charters, (727) 313-1781. He will put you on some great fish! I know who I'm going to call for my next trip.
Christopher  A.
Christopher A. Tampa, Florida
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
We had a good day, enjoyed ourselves however it would have been nice to try for some bigger fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
We had a good day, enjoyed ourselves however it would have been nice to try for some bigger fish.
Craig  P.
Craig P. London, ENG
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
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
Since this was my first time fishing this area, I really didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. There is a wide variety of fish, and they are EVERYWHERE. I don't know how the rest of the year is, but March 2018 was a fantastic trip for me. I caught 20 fish in a 4-hour charter, including four different kinds of fish, and I just finished dinner made from part of my catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Since this was my first time fishing this area, I really didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. There is a wide variety of fish, and they are EVERYWHERE. I don't know how the rest of the year is, but March 2018 was a fantastic trip for me. I caught 20 fish in a 4-hour charter, including four different kinds of fish, and I just finished dinner made from part of my catch.
Ted  P.
Ted P. Miami, Florida

Charlton’s Reef Charters
Charlton’s Reef Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Great day, caught lot of fish, only one edible but caught large Jack's, many sharks, sting rays, mackerel. All was great pleasant, quiet, peaceful, and Captain Tom very knowledgeable, and very friendly. Next time will be with Captain Tom. Thanks again Captain. Tony Fantasia.
Tony  F.
Tony F. Tampa, FL
Agua Therapy Charters
Agua Therapy Charters
Fishing charter in Apollo Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Beautiful weather, caught fish on our first stop, and kept catching them all day. Capt Eric was great with my daughter, great with pics. This fishing excursion made my whole trip. He even had a goodie bag for my daughter. A memory my daughter and I will never ever forget!!! ?❤️
Shawn  B.
Shawn B.
Reel Edge Charters
Reel Edge Charters
Fishing charter in Ruskin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Good time! Captain Dan was great and knew what he was doing. We would recommend if you’re in the area!
Jessica  D.
Jessica D. Pembroke Pines, Florida
Florida Reels Fishing Charters – RW
Florida Reels Fishing Charters – RW
Fishing charter in Riverview
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
The wife and I were on a weekend getaway and decided to book a trip at the last minute, and it was a great decision. Captain Chris was awesome. Put us on fish right away. If your looking for a captain that’s knowledgeable, knows the area, and laid back Chris is your guy.. We’ll definitely be booking another trip….
Jason  T.
Jason T. Belleview, FL
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
He gave us a great experience…. From beautiful views to working the casting lines very hard. Made our day really special. 😊
George  W.
George W. Johns Creek, GA
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Lots of fun - went to several good spots and found some snook which we went after. Landed some snapper, mackerel, sand trout, and spotted trout. Very professional and organized, we always had baited lines in the water with plenty of spare rods so there was minimal down time. Lots of bait and good tips.
Nicholas  P.
Nicholas P. Tampa, FL
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(81 reviews)
Great trip definitely recommend this charter for anyone with kids looking for a great day.
Travis  L.
Travis L. Tampa, Florida
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Fishing charter in Apollo Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
We booked a last minute trip with Poseidon Charters while doing the theme park stuff in Orlando. We went out on their 24’ Xpress with Captain Drew for some great inshore fishing. We had phenomenal weather. Got some Snook, Speckled Trout, and a catfish. We also got to see some Dolphins and a Manatee. It was a great trip and Drew was a great captain. Would recommend this trip to anyone!
Andrew  V.
Andrew V. Wilmington, DE
Aquatic Escapes – Ruskin
Aquatic Escapes – Ruskin
Fishing charter in Ruskin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Captain Jarrod and first mate Ricky Were Great!! Got us on the fish right from the start.. Look forward to fishing with them again. Would definitely recommend using aquatic Escape ….
Jim  M.
Jim M. Commack, NY
Agua Therapy Charters
Agua Therapy Charters
Fishing charter in Apollo Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
This was a great experience, Eric really knew what he was doing. Very down to earth guy that just enjoys fishing. 10 out of 5 stars for sure
Nick  M.
Nick M. Tampa, Florida
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Did a 2-3 hour trip with captain Dave. Took wife, 3 1/2 year old daughter and in-laws. We had a blast. Captain Dave was awesome, great fisherman and really good guy. He put us on the fish almost immediately. We must have caught 7-8 different species and caught enough for a big extended family dinner of fish tacos. Would definitely do it again.
Dan  U.
Dan U. Lineboro, MD
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
An awesome experience! Capt. Ike was patient and thorough explaining bow fishing to us first timers. Definitely hooked now! Would highly recommend booking with Capt. Ike.
Julie  T.
Julie T.
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We were busy catching fish all day on our six hour trip. This Captain was knowledgeable and worked hard to give us a great day. We caught shark, sea trout, and many others. Our dinner of fresh fish was fantastic.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Kittanning, PA
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Captain David is the best! We had such a great time. We caught some snapper and trout. And we even got to see a baby manatee. Highly recommend. If you’re thinking of going on a fishing charter you have to go with the best and that is Captain David!
Heather  B.
Heather B. Pinellas Park, Florida
Reel Lovin' Charters
Reel Lovin' Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Sebastian knows his stuff. He was upbeat, knowledgeable, and made it a fun and exciting trip.
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Tampa, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
We had the best time. I would recommend Captain David to everyone. Great time
Margie  B.
Margie B. California, MO
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Capt David was just plain great. Very personable and made the day a great memory. He was conscious of the weather to ensure I had the best experience possible. I would recommend him for families or just folks coming into town for work, like I did. We caught fish, had laughs, and enjoyed a beautiful day of fishing. Thanks a ton Capt David!
Jayson  C.
Jayson C. Bothell, WA
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captain eddy showed our family a great day on the water. He made sure my kids had a great time. His boat was clean and very family friendly. Great job Captain, we will be back
Katie  B.
Katie B. Maitland, Florida
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Fishing charter in Apollo Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(111 reviews)
Great day in the water. Plenty of action on the lines! Caught around 12 fish but, we didn’t keep them all. We got revenge on a big Barracuda that took out one of our hogfish. Dustin was awesome and the whole day was a blast. Highly recommend this charter.
Harry  D.  J.
Harry D. J. Nashville, GA
Aquatic Escapes – Ruskin
Aquatic Escapes – Ruskin
Fishing charter in Ruskin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Tough bite but great day on the water with friends. I would go out with Aquatic Adventures again.
Dan  M.
Dan M. Brownsburg, IN