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Top Flats Fishing Charters in Tampa
Flats Fishing in Tampa
When you’re looking for outstanding inshore fishing action, the flats fishing Tampa is famous for is the answer. The area offers game fish galore that will keep you coming back for more throughout the year. The waters are calm with an average depth of 3 feet, and teeming with impressive-sized fish that will be a challenge to reel in, both for seasoned fishermen and beginners. Turn to the professional fishing guides to show you a great time on the water and put you on that red-hot bite.
What to catch
Redfish are coveted for their cunning and size, Snook steal the show with their agility and strength, and the Silver King needs no introduction – fishing for Tarpon is superb here. The summer months are the best time to hook these A-listers. Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Snapper, Permit, Pompano, Flounder, and Sharks are also caught frequently, especially in the winter months.
What to expect
A knowledgeable local captain will lead the way to the treasure troves of the flats to test your luck. You will be using an array of techniques to get the biggest fish into the boat including drift fishing, trolling, baitcasting, and fly fishing. Half day trips are in the $450–$550 range, and perfectly suited for beginners and anglers that only have four hours to chase the inshore favorites. Full days are in the $650–$850 ballpark and the right choice for fishermen who would like a bigger variety of catch or a chance to stalk prestigious Tarpon. Whatever your preference, flats fishing in Tampa is not only incredibly productive, but affordable as well.
Your guide will provide the necessary fishing license for you and your group, so just pack snacks, drinks, hats, and sunscreen. The waters of the bay are clear and calm, so you don’t have to worry about seasickness, just focus on premier fishing and having a good time!
What People Are Saying About Flats Fishing in Tampa
"3/4 day with captain Bucky "
Timothy Aeilts fished with Bag’em Fishing Charters on February 20, 2019
Had a great day fishing the flats with captain Bucky. Caught Redfish and Snook on a beautiful Florida day. Captain Bucky was a great fisherman and a great all around guy. Good fishing and good conversation made the highlight of my vacation. I highly recommend Bag em fishing Charters and Captain Bucky.
Robb Casseday fished with Charlton’s Reef Charters on July 25, 2016
Fun day of fishing. Fished the flats and the channel so had a varied experience.
"Found the 30" + Snook!"
Justin Maher fished with Salty Gillz Fishing Charters on January 5, 2016
Had a blast 1st time fishing the flats in the Tampa area, great capt. and very passionate on finding the fish to make a memorial day. Will repeat in the coming year for sure! Thanks
Top Targeted Flats Fishing Species in Tampa
- Size 3 to 12lbs
- Food Value Good
- Game Qualities Good
- Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry
- Size 25 to 80lbs
- Food Value None
- Game Qualities Excellent
- Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry
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