Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters

Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

Inshore Fishing in Tampa Bay

If you still haven’t tested out the inshore fishing Tampa Bay is famous for, there’s no better time than now! With a productive year-round season, a wide variety of species to target, and excellent fishing conditions, the Tampa Bay fishery is legendary among knowledgeable anglers.
 
Whether you’re roaming the flats around St. Petersburg for Bull Redfish or the mouth of the Manatee River for huge, hard-fighting Snook, top-notch fishing action is guaranteed. In the cards is anything from Speckled Trout, Redfish, Snook, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Tarpon to Sharks, Snappers, and Groupers.
 
Day trips are a great opportunity to go after a variety of species, from Bull Reds, lots of Specks, Mackerel, and more. Of course, the ultimate catch in these prolific waters is Tarpon, and you have the best chance of landing a giant on full day trips. Light tackle and fly fishing is the name of the game in these parts, and you’re in for a workout because most fish are relentless fighters.
 
On the night fishing excursions, you will focus your fishing efforts around docks and structures, which turn into top fish hangout spots. Snook night fishing is superb in Tampa Bay, as is going after Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout, and more.
 
Fishing with a local guide means you don’t have to worry about licensing, the captain will take care of everything. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to land your next trophy and get a taster of the superb inshore fishing in Tampa Bay.
 
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What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Tampa Bay

We fished at night, and it was a beautiful evening, lots of fun! Didn't have to worry about sunscreen or daytime heat. Thank you for offering the night trip!
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We fished at night, and it was a beautiful evening, lots of fun! Didn't have to worry about sunscreen or daytime heat. Thank you for offering the night trip!
David  H.
David H. Greencastle, IN
Find yourself a good captain and get out there! Captain Kirby was a great way to spend the afternoon out on the water!
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Find yourself a good captain and get out there! Captain Kirby was a great way to spend the afternoon out on the water!
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. Pine River, MN
Was very hot and red tide made the fishing tough, however the Captain and crew did everything possible and fish were caught. If you want to catch fish and have a crew that goes above and beyond, this Captain and crew are top notch.
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Was very hot and red tide made the fishing tough, however the Captain and crew did everything possible and fish were caught. If you want to catch fish and have a crew that goes above and beyond, this Captain and crew are top notch.
Scott  J.
Scott J. Allentown, Pennsylvania
While we weren’t fishing for big fish, we were able to catch a bunch of fish to eat.
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While we weren’t fishing for big fish, we were able to catch a bunch of fish to eat.
Anna  G.
Anna G. PUEBLO DEP AC, CO
Start out with fresh cut bait and if you land a ladyfish use her as cut bait they hit that every time it hit the water
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Start out with fresh cut bait and if you land a ladyfish use her as cut bait they hit that every time it hit the water
DELTON  T.
DELTON T. Adams, TN
Where we wanted to fish for tarpon was extremely windy where he took us was still a little windy but not as bad as where we had originally went and it was a wonderful atmosphere compliments to the captain
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Where we wanted to fish for tarpon was extremely windy where he took us was still a little windy but not as bad as where we had originally went and it was a wonderful atmosphere compliments to the captain
JayR  H.
JayR H. BVL, FL
Captain Ike would be an excellent choice for a beginner and experienced person wanting to get out on the water
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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
Be prepared for weather changes in Spring in Florida. We started day with good weather rather calm seas but wind picked up in afternoon and swells built a little.
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Be prepared for weather changes in Spring in Florida. We started day with good weather rather calm seas but wind picked up in afternoon and swells built a little.
Jason  M.
Jason M. Pulaski, VA
If this is your first ocean fishing experience I recommend booking with Offshore Addicts. Its a whole lot different than fishing in the midwest where we are from but they made the experience so enjoyable!
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If this is your first ocean fishing experience I recommend booking with Offshore Addicts. Its a whole lot different than fishing in the midwest where we are from but they made the experience so enjoyable!
Samantha  I.
Samantha I. Black River Falls, WI
Plan for a change in the weather, we had a cold front and wind force us to reschedule.
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Plan for a change in the weather, we had a cold front and wind force us to reschedule.
Chad  S.
Chad S. Winter Park, Florida
If you want to catch alot of great eating fish this is the trip. If you are in it for the fight of big fish take all day deep water trip
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If you want to catch alot of great eating fish this is the trip. If you are in it for the fight of big fish take all day deep water trip
ANDREW  F.
ANDREW F. Liberty Center, OH
Great area, beautiful waters, lots to see and fun boating fishing experience!!
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Great area, beautiful waters, lots to see and fun boating fishing experience!!
David  R.
David R. Welcome, MD
If the Kingfish are biting I would go for them and they do taste pretty good fried
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If the Kingfish are biting I would go for them and they do taste pretty good fried
James  L.
James L. Saint CLR SHORES, MI
Do your research and make sure to know what is in season so you can go out and get it.
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Do your research and make sure to know what is in season so you can go out and get it.
DANIEL  E.
DANIEL E. ABAC, GA
Easy fishing but if you want to go after the larger fish its a much longer ride since the gulf is so shallow.
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Easy fishing but if you want to go after the larger fish its a much longer ride since the gulf is so shallow.
Jon  C.
Jon C. Mt. Juliet, TN
Go fishing with CPT Mike. Very knowledgeable about his job. Easy to talk to. My brother and I had a blast catching a lot of fish in a short amount of time.
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Go fishing with CPT Mike. Very knowledgeable about his job. Easy to talk to. My brother and I had a blast catching a lot of fish in a short amount of time.
Kenneth  S.
Kenneth S. Millsboro, DE
You will be fishing in the bay, so theres no need for a 30' boat. Waves are pretty calm .
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You will be fishing in the bay, so theres no need for a 30' boat. Waves are pretty calm .
Dan  T.
Dan T. Greenville, MI
All aspects of the trip were excellent. I suggest that any July trip be in the morning only, since afternoon rains are probable. Captain Jarrod was pleasant, knowledgeable, and put ous onto fish for the entire trip. J. W. Wilde
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All aspects of the trip were excellent. I suggest that any July trip be in the morning only, since afternoon rains are probable. Captain Jarrod was pleasant, knowledgeable, and put ous onto fish for the entire trip. J. W. Wilde
John  W.
John W. Tampa, FL
In some spots the fish were practically jumping on the boat and in other spots we couldn't catch anything. Be patient.
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In some spots the fish were practically jumping on the boat and in other spots we couldn't catch anything. Be patient.
Christopher  E.
Christopher E. Tampa, FL
Hire a guide who knows the area. Read comments from guests. A guide obviously cannot guarantee catching fish but if he knows the area, he knows where the productive areas are. We knew nothing about Clearwater or fishing in February. Feedback from customers is your best source in choosing a guide.
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Hire a guide who knows the area. Read comments from guests. A guide obviously cannot guarantee catching fish but if he knows the area, he knows where the productive areas are. We knew nothing about Clearwater or fishing in February. Feedback from customers is your best source in choosing a guide.
Ron  K.
Ron K. Richmond, VA

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