Tampa Flats Fishing Charters

Tampa Flats Fishing Charters

Best Flats Fishing Charters in Tampa

Tampa: 239 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(163 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(202 reviews)
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4.8 / 5
(35 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $250
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $475
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trips from $400
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5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(151 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $850

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!
 
Tampa
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,603 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flats Fishing in Tampa

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
I recommend that you look for a captain of experience like Captain Ariel Charter Boats inc.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend that you look for a captain of experience like Captain Ariel Charter Boats inc.
Jose  A.  G.
Jose A. G. Tampa, Florida
Research the locations available and may sure you book a Cap with the knowledge of the area and over all is all about the fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research the locations available and may sure you book a Cap with the knowledge of the area and over all is all about the fun.
Roberto  J.
Roberto J. Sarasota, Florida
Get a guide. Read reviews to select the right guide for you. Be patient and dont expect miracles. Tip the guys running the boat and make sure they have a lot of live bait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide. Read reviews to select the right guide for you. Be patient and dont expect miracles. Tip the guys running the boat and make sure they have a lot of live bait.
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Tampa, Florida

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