Tampa Bay Snook Fishing Charters

Tampa Bay Snook Fishing Charters

Top Tampa Bay Snook Fishing Destinations

Best Snook Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

Top Snook Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

Snook Fishing in Tampa Bay

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

(Centropomus undecimalis / nigrescens)

Inshore fishing is a way of life in the Tampa Bay. It’s no surprise, then, that one of Florida’s favorite inshore fish, Snook, is high on the list for anglers in “The Big Guava.” From the backwater to the beaches, there’s exciting fishing all year round. Whether out of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, or any smaller fishing village, you’re in for a guaranteed day of fun.

What to Expect

With calm backcountry and grass flats leading into open bays, you'll target Snook in different environments. The calm waters make it possible for beginners to give fishing a go, while the sheer number of fish will satisfy the hardiest anglers. 
 
During winter, a Tampa Bay Snook fishing charter will take you to the shallow backcountry and flats. These calm waters are more suited to experienced anglers as you’ll spend your day quietly going after your prey. Snook scare easily, so you’ll need to cast without arousing suspicion. 
 
Beginners and the more experienced will love the summer in equal measure. The Snook population comes into its own in the warmer months, and they love to feed. Out in the open bays and along the beaches, you’ll get more bang for your buck, as you battle it out time after time. 
 
You’ll even get to go out at night for some more exciting action. Under the dock lights, the Snook’s bait fish rise to the top, giving the Snook cause to join them. Seek them out and trick them into taking your line.

How to Prepare

Your bay boat will come fitted with everything you need to land plenty of Snook. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait or lures, and your license will be covered. All you need to do is bring some drinks and snacks aboard and get ready to make the most of your time on the water. Come and discover the beauty and thrill of Snook fishing in Tampa Bay!

Tampa Bay Snook Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Snook fishing in Tampa Bay 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 Bay

Great Day!!
Karen E. fished with Nautical Souls Sportfishing LLC on July 21, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Captain Shane is your go to if this is your first time out!!
July fishing trip
Shawn P. fished with Angler's Dream Fishing on July 19, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just show up. They take care of everything
Amazing experience with a nice guy and human being.
Jorge G. fished with JT Fishing Charters on July 15, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared for an amazing experience.
Mid-day Trip With Captain Zach
Youthana C. fished with Wet Lines Fishing on July 15, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Wet Lines Fishing for their friendly and professional services.
Half day with captain Gage
Leroy R. fished with Outlaw Gunner Charters on July 12, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take something for motion sickness if you are at all concerned
Half day trip with the Captain!
Donna C. fished with Let's go Fishing on July 1, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have fun and be flexible, it is beautiful, but weather will drop fast!!!
Tarpon fishing with Captain Cody
Jack K. fished with Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa on June 28, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would recommend Captain Cody and Poseidon Charters.
4 Hour Trip
Anna G. fished with Wet Lines Fishing on June 21, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
While we weren’t fishing for big fish, we were able to catch a bunch of fish to eat.