Tampa Bay Offshore Fishing Charters

Tampa Bay Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

Top Offshore Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

Offshore Fishing in Tampa Bay

The offshore fishing Tampa Bay is known for is nothing short of legendary. If you’ve had your share of inshore expeditions, and you’d like to explore what awaits beyond the bay, the Gulf of Mexico is there for the taking. 
 
For the greatest chance of success in the offshore waters, head to the mouth of the bay, near  St. Pete Beach. Bear in mind that most charters go up to nine miles from the shore, which is locally considered “offshore.” So to get on the trail of Groupers, Snappers, King Mackerel, and more, book an offshore fishing trip.
 
Choose a half day trip to go after Gag, Red, Scamp, and Goliath Grouper, or a plethora of Snappers, including Red, Vermillion, Yellowtail, and Mangrove beauties. All these fish make for scrumptious table fare.
 
If you’d like to combine inshore and offshore fishing, or you simply want more time to explore the bountiful offshore waters, full day trips are the way to go. To target big Mahi Mahi and Tuna, book a deep sea fishing charter. Choose a captain who is federally licensed so you can go 40–60 miles offshore to chase the pelagic royalty. Going on longer trips (8 or 10 hours) grants you more time with your line in the water, not to mention you will avoid the crowds.
 
One of the great things about fishing with a captain is that you don’t need any experience to have a great time on the water and catch plenty of fish. The charter will also cover your fishing license, which you would have to buy on your own if you were going fishing solo. Before you set out to test the offshore fishing of Tampa Bay, you will need a supply of food, drinks, and sunscreen, and leave everything else in the hands of your capable guide.
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Reviews of Fishing in Offshore Fishing in Tampa Bay

Great first trip on Clearwater Bay - 4 hour afternoon trip
Chad S. fished with Wet Lines Fishing 20' on April 3, 2021
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Plan for a change in the weather, we had a cold front and wind force us to reschedule.
Great half day off shore trip!
ANDREW F. fished with Outlaw Gunner Charters on March 29, 2021
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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
5 hour trip with Captain Charles
Lisa K. fished with Custom Charters on March 27, 2021
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Do your research we book for a group of 4 and it was perfect,
Fishing with Ike
Mitchel C. fished with Tampa Bowfishing Charters on March 26, 2021
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Just do it its worth every penny and you can take that to the bank!
Inshore Fishing with Capt Steve Woodbury
David R. fished with Chummy Fishing Charters on March 24, 2021
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Great area, beautiful waters, lots to see and fun boating fishing experience!!
March fishing trip
Denise S. fished with Scotty J's Charters LLC. on March 24, 2021
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Book your trip with Capt. Rich with Scotty J's Charter.
It was a great day on the water with Alex
James L. fished with Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters on March 13, 2021
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If the Kingfish are biting I would go for them and they do taste pretty good fried
The man with the plan.
DANIEL E. fished with El Pescador Fishing Charters on February 21, 2021
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Do your research and make sure to know what is in season so you can go out and get it.

Top Targeted Offshore Fishing Species in Tampa Bay