Tampa Snook Fishing Charters

Tampa Snook Fishing Charters

Best Snook Fishing Charters in Tampa

Tampa: 278 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(174 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(103 reviews)
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4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(214 reviews)
Tampa
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4.7 / 5
(162 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $500
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trips from $550

Snook Fishing in Tampa

Snook
  • Size 3 to 15lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Centropomus undecimalis / nigrescens)

When you’re in the mood for superb action on the water, the Snook fishing Tampa has to show you will keep you busy on the rod. Head out to Hillsborough Bay and surrounding hotspots in the late spring and summer to target monster Snook and land your next personal record.
 
As the spawning season begins, Snook sneak up closer to the beaches and mangrove shorelines. Whether it’s light tackle or fly fishing, Snook come in such big numbers that you can hook up to 50 on an outing, and even triple-digit hookups happen if the conditions align! During the high season, you can land 30’’ lunkers that weigh anywhere from 5–30 pounds
 
One of the best times to catch huge Snook is at night, where the biggest feeders congregate near the dock lights inshore. Several captains offer specialized night Snook trips specifically so that you can experience this unique fishery.
 
Snook fishing in Tampa is popular because these strong fish are renowned for being outstanding fighters that will make you work for every inch of the line. There are captains in Tampa who specialize in Snook hunts, and if you hit the water with them, you only need to worry about bringing snacks and drinks for the day. On guided charters, the captain will provide the fishing license, as well as all the gear you need, unless you’d like to bring your own equipment.
 
Remember that Snook is a strictly catch-and-release fish throughout most of the year, except when it’s their high season, from September 1 to December 15. During that time, you can keep one Snook per day, as long as you’ve got a valid Florida saltwater fishing license and a Snook stamp. Also, your catch must be between 28–32’’ long to be a keeper.
 

Tampa Snook Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Snook fishing in Tampa varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to September and November. Low season is January to March and December. There is no closed season.
Tampa
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,695 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Snook Fishing in Tampa

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
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
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
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