Tampa Flats Fishing Charters

Tampa Flats Fishing Charters

Best Flats Fishing Charters in Tampa

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!
Based on 19,638 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Reviews of Fishing in Flats 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.

Top Targeted Flats Fishing Species in Tampa