Tampa Snook Fishing Charters

Tampa Snook Fishing Charters

Best Snook Fishing Charters in Tampa

Top Snook Fishing Charters in Tampa

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.
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Reviews of Fishing in Snook Fishing in Tampa

Fishing with Max
Donna R. fished with Downtown Tampa Charters LLC on December 27, 2019
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...
Captain Sam is the Absolute Best
Jason P. fished with Baytime Charters on July 5, 2019
Great fishing but extremely hot so plan accordingly
Awesome experience
Angie H. fished with Captain Skunk Beard Inshore Fishing on July 1, 2019
Book with captain skunk beard. You wont regret it
Great Night!!!
Jason A. fished with Tampa Bowfishing Charters on May 7, 2019
Book with FishingBooker.com. Easy to do and you will not be disappointed.
1hr refreshing Trip with Max Rowe.
William K. fished with Downtown Tampa Charters LLC on May 5, 2019
Listen to the local Fisherman.watch the weather.
Fishing with Ariel
Ed P. fished with Capt Ariel Charter Boats Inc. on April 22, 2019
Just like fishing anywhere else, book a great guide and have fun on the water !
Awesome trip!
Robert C. fished with Charlton’s Reef Charters on April 6, 2019
If you can't catch fish in Tampa, something is wrong! Great place to wet a line.
Half day with Captain John Skunkbeard
Bill M. fished with Captain Skunk Beard Inshore Fishing on March 30, 2019
Bring some snacks and sports drinks, and don't forget the sunscreen.