Redfish

  • Size 3 to 12lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

Redfish are present in the Tampa Bay throughout the year, with peak populations following the annual arrival of schools of mullet in early March and additionally resurging again in September to spawn.

Reds in the Bay may be considered juveniles, as they hide out in these shallow waters until maturity, when they venture offshore. However, they are still great game to go after and will put up a fight. They can be caught in the same places as snook, trout and other flats fish.

Captain Sean with Southern Outdoor Sportsmen can show you the best Redfish spots.

Redfish

  • Size 3 to 12lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

Tampa Redfish Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Redfish fishing in Tampa varies slightly throughout the year. High season is March to April and September to November. Low season is January to February, May to August and December. There is no closed season.

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What People Are Saying About Redfish Fishing in Tampa

"Bday fishing with Capt. Thomas Dominguez"

fished with Take A Day Off Fishing Charters on February 28, 2018

We went out with Captain Thomas last week and I had an amazing time. Caught my biggest redfish yet at 36"! Capt. Dominguez was very knowledgeable and courteous. My next fishing trip will definitely be with him.

"Wow!!! "

Nadine Dominguez fished with Take A Day Off Fishing Charters on February 23, 2018

Talk about quality fish! I’ve seen his pictures, but nothing is like reeling in your own redfish or tarpon. He’s a grade A captain, and definitely knows the water. We enjoyed a nice smooth ride to the fishing spot and the scenery was amazing. The captain was courteous and funny. While waiting for fish to bite he definitely made us laugh. Would definitely book again

"Killed it!"

Charles Mason fished with Tampa Bay Flats Fishing on February 2, 2017

I've done several trips with Capt Eric in the past year and each one has been awesome! I've done personal charters with him and business charters taking out clients. He's a very experienced and knowledgeable captain, and one of the best I've ever been out with! We crushed the snook, trout and monster redfish every single time we've been out! Highly recommended
Tampa
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Based on 8,746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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