Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters

Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay: 242 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(111 reviews)
Apollo Beach
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(81 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(49 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $575

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.
 
Tampa Bay
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 26,609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Tampa Bay

Be ready for anything and get ready to have fun because it’s impossible not to! Book a trip asap!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for anything and get ready to have fun because it’s impossible not to! Book a trip asap!
Brady  S.
Brady S. Burnsville, MN
Book a guide. Alot of rules for running the waterways here with alot of shallow flats also.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a guide. Alot of rules for running the waterways here with alot of shallow flats also.
Sonny  G.
Sonny G. Charleston, SC
If you can book a trip late May prior to schools getting out and summer kicking off you’ll have a great time. I suggest a weekday as during the weekend it get really busy on the water and beaches but our Saturday trip was still very do-able and a great time! Zero complaints about the charter and the area we selected
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can book a trip late May prior to schools getting out and summer kicking off you’ll have a great time. I suggest a weekday as during the weekend it get really busy on the water and beaches but our Saturday trip was still very do-able and a great time! Zero complaints about the charter and the area we selected
Karl  L.
Karl L. Keller, TX
The captains all have a strategy for the best outcome given everchanging weather conditions, and tides. They are not magicians. If the charter involves spinning gear, then KNOW how to use it BEFORE your trip !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captains all have a strategy for the best outcome given everchanging weather conditions, and tides. They are not magicians. If the charter involves spinning gear, then KNOW how to use it BEFORE your trip !
Douglas  P.
Douglas P. Roach, MO
Book with Costal Chaos Fishing Charters! They were professional, punctual, informative, knowledgeable, eager and capable of putting us in fish. Captain Cameron runs a top notch outfit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Costal Chaos Fishing Charters! They were professional, punctual, informative, knowledgeable, eager and capable of putting us in fish. Captain Cameron runs a top notch outfit.
Christopher  C.
Christopher C. United States
Early morning before the wind comes up. Offshore is a blast if conditions are right. Otherwise you can’t miss w/ inshore fishing. Snook, snapper, sheep head, redfish a plenty
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Early morning before the wind comes up. Offshore is a blast if conditions are right. Otherwise you can’t miss w/ inshore fishing. Snook, snapper, sheep head, redfish a plenty
Peter  S.
Peter S. Morristown, NJ
Be sure to visit the local downtown Restaurants and micro breweries. Enjoy all Dunedin has to offer!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to visit the local downtown Restaurants and micro breweries. Enjoy all Dunedin has to offer!
Steve  C.
Steve C. Auburndale, FL
It was my first time fishing out of Bradenton. I would recommend it to everyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first time fishing out of Bradenton. I would recommend it to everyone.
James  W.
James W. Chardon, OH
Great time to get out there. The waters were calm and the fish bite constantly. Only down side of this time of year is several species are closed, so they can't be kept, including amberjack, red snapper, and gag grouper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time to get out there. The waters were calm and the fish bite constantly. Only down side of this time of year is several species are closed, so they can't be kept, including amberjack, red snapper, and gag grouper.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Lawrenceburg, KY
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
Captain was great. Wanted to troll for a while going out . He did everything I expected. And I've been deep sea fishing here for 15 years & he will be the captain I'll every use for all my future trips . As a matter of fact I booked him for another trip while still down here !!! 10 stars
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain was great. Wanted to troll for a while going out . He did everything I expected. And I've been deep sea fishing here for 15 years & he will be the captain I'll every use for all my future trips . As a matter of fact I booked him for another trip while still down here !!! 10 stars
Mark  S.
Mark S. Grand Rapids, MI
I can't speak to the deep water or inshore experience, but the backwater experience was super.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I can't speak to the deep water or inshore experience, but the backwater experience was super.
Phil  J.
Phil J. Baltimore, MD
Be ready for a fun adventure! This was our first Charter and definitely will do again with Zack when we come back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a fun adventure! This was our first Charter and definitely will do again with Zack when we come back!
Catherine  V.
Catherine V. Kissimmee, Florida
Nothing! but wear your hat, sunglasses and sunscreen! You will have a great time!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nothing! but wear your hat, sunglasses and sunscreen! You will have a great time!!
Patrick  K.
Patrick K. Lindley, NY
10000/10 would recommend nautical soules thank you so much! Caught a ton of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
10000/10 would recommend nautical soules thank you so much! Caught a ton of fish!
Brent  C.
Brent C. Lutz, Florida
Hell to the yes!! Go see Captain Jacob with Double O Fishing Charter, you won't be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hell to the yes!! Go see Captain Jacob with Double O Fishing Charter, you won't be disappointed!
Cassandra  D.
Cassandra D. Avon Park, FL
It's a great time to go out. Snowbirds are leaving, and the kiddo's are still in school.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a great time to go out. Snowbirds are leaving, and the kiddo's are still in school.
Ron  K.
Ron K. The Villages, FL
If you have motion sickness take a ginger supplement for 5 days before you go. Tip from the captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have motion sickness take a ginger supplement for 5 days before you go. Tip from the captain
Scott  M.
Scott M. Brighton, MI
Be prepared to catch some fish! Even if the weather looks calm and perfect, bring a light jacket, the wind picks up on the water when the boat is moving quick and it can get chilly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to catch some fish! Even if the weather looks calm and perfect, bring a light jacket, the wind picks up on the water when the boat is moving quick and it can get chilly.
Jacob  P.
Jacob P. Shawnee, KS
Fish can be hit or miss. As long as the weather is good. Fishing is fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish can be hit or miss. As long as the weather is good. Fishing is fishing
Evan  H.
Evan H. Bowling Green, KY

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Tampa Bay