Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing Fishing Reports

Kingfish on a rainy Sunday morning

November 12, 2017

On a misty Sunday morning, I met up with Craig and Cameron to go for mackerel and kingfish. On Our way out to the gulf of Mexico, I stopped along the channel to throw for bait (live pilchards). After… Read Full Report →

Sharks, Spanish Mackerel and King Macker

October 16, 2017

We started out at the mangrove islands around Bay Pines and caught several nice sized redfish. As that bite slowed, we did a quick run about a mile out to the Gulf of Mexico looking for some shark, Spanish… Read Full Report →

summer vacation

August 09, 2017

Chris Kowalczyk and his family from Canada getting some fishing in before heading back to school. Read Full Report →

back to school

August 07, 2017

Frank Hall and his family fishing before heading back to school Read Full Report →

Nice Redfish

August 06, 2017

Brad Miller and his family with some great looking Redfish Read Full Report →

Calm before the storm

August 02, 2017

Mike and I headed out for some Redfish this morning on a half day charter before the afternoon storms. The livewell was loaded with pinfish and whitebait. We stopped at some mangrove islands where I have been catching lots… Read Full Report →

great day on the water

August 01, 2017

Nick and Nick jr. from Pennsylvania with there first Redfish Read Full Report →

redfish for all !

July 30, 2017

The Brewers with there first Redfish. Nice fish guys Read Full Report →

time for a fish fry

July 29, 2017

Nice Redfish and Mangrove snapper for the guys from Texas. Read Full Report →

great family day

July 18, 2017

The Dowdy family fishing day on my new Hanson Skiff. Drew ,Katie and Carly with their first redfsih Read Full Report →

Happy birthday Grant !

July 13, 2017

Great 10th birthday for Grant White with his brother Pierce hooking up nice pair of Redfish. Read Full Report →

Red Hot July

July 06, 2017

Temperatures in mid to upper 90s and light winds are a recipe for some HOT fishing. Despite the heat the redfish are giving my clients plenty of action. By fishing on the higher tide, pitching pinfish up around mangrove… Read Full Report →

Father son day

July 05, 2017

Great father and son day with Brian and Bradly fishing for big redfish and snook on a perfect Florida morning. Read Full Report →

another great month of fishing

April 11, 2017

April has been on fire with Redfish ,Trout and Snook. Fishing with Pilchards on light spinning tackle around grass flats and oyster bars Read Full Report →

The Mack Attack

November 03, 2016

Fall is in the air and the Gulf Coast of Pinellas County has been invaded with spanish mackerel, king mackerel and sharks. As we headed out to the Gulf of Mexico, I stopped at my favorite grass flats to… Read Full Report →


August 15, 2016

TARPON SURPRISE Although our recent unusually high temperatures have created challenges to normal fishing patterns, they have also provided some exciting and unexpected opportunities as I found out on my most recent trip. I was targeting redfish and my… Read Full Report →

August fishing

August 02, 2016

On recent trips still catching nice Redfish in the upper slot using Pinfish,Shad and cut mullet around mangrove islands, oysterbars and under docks. Nice Trout up to 24 inches on the edges of grassflats on the outgoing tides using… Read Full Report →

Big Snook!

April 26, 2016

Went fishing yesterday with Capt. Ted and landed this 38" snook. Had to literally bend over backward to keep from being pulled out of the boat! She gave me quite the fight, letting me reel her close to the… Read Full Report →

things are heating up

April 22, 2016

Things are heating up in bay pines, the temperature and the redfish are on fire. Catching nice reds up36 inches on cut pinfish. Book now Read Full Report →

March Fishing Report

March 28, 2016

Catching nice Snook ,Redfish and Trout using live Pilchards (whitebait) around mangrove islands and grass flats. Read Full Report →

Snook season is open

March 04, 2016

Snook season is open, now's the time to catch snook. Snook are moving out of there winter home ready to feed. Olny 55 days left , book now! Read Full Report →

February Report

February 19, 2016

Lots of action for the kids tons of ladyfish have invaded the Bay Pines area,using 1/8 jig with a motor oil colored soft plastic hooking almost every cast. the Redfish,Black Drum and Sheepsheads are still giving us alot of… Read Full Report →

what's for dinner?

February 03, 2016

Redfish and Sheepsheads are abundant this time of year,they school up after cold front when water temp drops.use a small hook and shrimp around docks ,bridges and oyster bars Read Full Report →

january fish report

January 11, 2016

January fish report With the weather cooling down after a warm December, the Sheepshead have finally started to school up in the Bay Pines Area back in the bayou around oyster bars , deeper holes ,docks and bridges. On… Read Full Report →


December 30, 2015

No winter yet,85 degrees air temp water temp 75 degrees. Still catching redfish,pilchards are plentiful Read Full Report →

Big Snook and redfish

December 29, 2015

Another great day on the water with Greg ,Amber,Mitch and Adam. We fished around mangrove islands and docks using light spinning tackle and live Pilchards Read Full Report →

Fishing Report DEC 23,2015

December 23, 2015

The full moon, low tides and record high temperatures made for some challenging fishing. Bait was plentiful though, so we loaded up the livewell with pilchards, and along with some shrimp from the bait shop we had plenty of… Read Full Report →

Redfish and Snook in the bayou

December 07, 2015

Went out targeting Snook and Redfish in Bay Pines area. We headed back to the bayou with a live well full of Pilchards and Pinfish. We were fishing around the mangrove islands pitching our Bait as close to mangroves… Read Full Report →

Big fish on cutbait

December 02, 2015

Two of many fish caught by Jake and Mark on December 2in the Bay Pines area. Jake landed this 26" redfish using a cut piece of pinfish near some oyster bars. Don't think can't catch some nice fish using… Read Full Report →


December 02, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS MANGROVES! You know it's wintertime in Florida when the fickle winds begin to blow. Leave the house and there's barely a breeze, but by the time you get to the boat ramp, it's blowing a gale. Thankfully,… Read Full Report →

Black Drum

August 29, 2015

On the last couple of trips i was going try for some Black Drum. we left the boatramp in Bay Pines and headed south a couple of miles to a area with oyster beds and a few docks .… Read Full Report →

Redfish like it hot !

August 24, 2015

This summer has been hot ,so is fishing for Redfish. On recent trip my clients have catching nice slot fish on oyster bars ,mangrove islands and under docks. We also been hooking up some nice Black tip sharks for… Read Full Report →

great fishing in the spring

April 11, 2015

On recent trips my clients have been catching lots of big Redfish in 25 to 36 inch range ,Snook in the 24 to 38 inch range and some big sea Trout up to 26 inches all caught using live… Read Full Report →