Head First Fishing Adventures Fishing Reports


August 23, 2017

When you book with my charter, there's not telling how many species you'll catch. Tampa bay is home to so many game fish and there's always surprises in store. We started bottom fishing for big mangrove snapper. After catching… Read Full Report →

Offshore Bottom Fishing Bonanza!

July 21, 2017

The offshore ledges and hard bottom produce a variety of fish that greedily snap up shrimp, sardines, and artificial lures. A large chunk of sardine or chunk of grunt will bring up gag and red grouper, Mangrove snapper are… Read Full Report →

Snook Fishing on Fire

June 26, 2017

Snook Fishing is steady on live and dead bait, with the occasional redfish in the mix. Once on the school we got bit nearly every cast. Fish to 26 inches were landed, and lost couple big boys. We are… Read Full Report →

Variety Variety Variety!

May 16, 2017

Late spring fishing has been phenomenal, here are just a few pictures of our recent catches. We have been using live sardines to fish the mangrove shorelines, and have had great success with blue runner chunks when bottom dropping… Read Full Report →

Inshore Grouper Battle

April 05, 2017

We set out to our flounder spot right at the start of the trip, however, it was occupied with several fisherman already! No worries, at Head First Fishing Adventures we have plan B, C, and D. We moved over… Read Full Report →

Inshore and Offshore Pandemonium!!

March 30, 2017

This report is for the 29th and the 30th. Fishing along the channel inside Tampa Bay continues to produce lots of dinner table fish. You can load up on sheepshead, snapper, and grunts by fishing just with live shrimp.… Read Full Report →

Flounder Pounders

March 23, 2017

Our crew absolutely hammered the flatties this week. We could hardly cast a line before a nice flounder would suck down the live sardines we used for bait. The fish were often right up on the edge of the… Read Full Report →

Inshore Slamming Tampa Bay

March 08, 2017

Not many charters are going to give you the option to bay fish for flounder, flats fish for snook, and bottom fish for sheepshead all in the same HALF DAY trip. At Head First Fishing Adventures, we believe variety… Read Full Report →

Winter Time Fishing Roundup

February 28, 2017

Here are some great shots from this winter's trips. We are ready for spring to be here, but maybe it already showed up! Over the winter we did quite a bit of bottom fishing for snapper and grouper. We… Read Full Report →

VARIETY! Snook, Redfish, Mackerel,Trout+

August 21, 2016

Another outstanding charter in the books. We had some YouTube fans come out with us for a full day of inshore fishing. We caught snook, spanish mackerel, flounder, big trout, and hooked a few grouper. The snook were in… Read Full Report →


August 11, 2016

We started off hunting for a snook of large proportions, and scored on a nice 33' inch fish. This was our customer's first snook ever! We mixed things up a bit and hunted down some flounder, snapper and trout.… Read Full Report →

Offshore SLAM - Grouper, Snapper

July 03, 2016

We started out prospecting some new areas, which proved to be a great idea. The grouper showed up immediately. There were vermilion snapper everywhere.. Mangrove snapper showed up slower but we did get a few in the box, plus… Read Full Report →

Inshore SLAM! Multi Species Adventure

June 22, 2016

We started out fishing residential boat docks in Saint Pete Beach. There were several large fish that absolutely hammered our bait offerings and were so strong they broke 80 lbs leader and 50 lb braided line. We managed to… Read Full Report →

Tarpon , Trout, Redfish at Night

June 11, 2016

We started out on the outgoing tide using live threadfin herring for tarpon bait. We had a short period of time to try for tarpon and managed two bites and one hookup. The tarpon were rolling and free jumping… Read Full Report →

Offshore Adventure

May 26, 2016

Bottom Dropping and Trolling for Grouper, Snapper, Mackerel, and Tuna. Read Full Report →


May 02, 2016

We hooked up with some Veterans from the non profit org. VETCATCH and donated a fishing trip to them. There was steady action all day. The highlight was the light tackle grouper catching and hot mangrove snapper bite. We… Read Full Report →

Mackerel and Tuna bite

April 20, 2016

Another day at the Tampa Bay shipping channel didn't disappoint. Tons of bait and the fish were hungry. Read Full Report →

King Mackerel

April 14, 2016

Today we went to the Shipping channel and slow trolled live sardines for kingfish. The bites was excellent with many fish taking our baits. We were able to get our guests on their first kingfish and their biggest fish… Read Full Report →

Snook in the Mangroves

March 30, 2016

Copy and Paste YouTube Video Link to see the action from the trip. Lots of snook were caught and seen! We even caught a Jack Crevalle. Live Whitebait did the trick as the snook were up against the mangrove… Read Full Report →