Tampa Fly Fishing Charters

Tampa Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Tampa

Tampa: 61 fishing charters available
Tampa
Trips from US $600
Tampa
Trips from US $550
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(4 reviews)
Tampa
Trips from US $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
Riverview
Trips from US $250
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(44 reviews)
St. Petersburg
Trips from US $220
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Clearwater
Trips from US $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Belleair Bluffs
Trips from US $375
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Holiday
Trips from US $350

Fly Fishing in Tampa

Tampa fly fishing is an acquired taste. For the experienced angler it has all the appeal a fly fishing destination should have. A maze of flats with the average depth of 12 feet. Secluded honey holes teem with fish if you know how to find them.

Anglers who have fished here keep coming back for more as these inshore fish prove that dynamite comes in small packages. Looking at you, Redfish. But don’t be tricked for a second. These fish do reach enviable size. And even better, you can take your flies and long rods out into the bay and present the lure to top pelagics. Once you’ve found a fly fishing guide to take you around these fisheries -- and Tampa lacks none - you will acquire the taste after just a couple of casts.

What fish to catch

Tampa fly fishing guides will tell you that they have landed anything from epic Redfish, Snook, Permit, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, to bigger fish such as King and Spanish Mackerel. Some have landed Sailfish not far from shore. Some fly fishing gurus will tell you that even Snapper and Grouper can be seized with a little help from weighted line. But sticking to the proven methods on your first trip can get you more fish than you could dream of.

When to go fly fishing in Tampa

If the weather’s on your side, you can expect a steady bite throughout the year. Migratory species make spring and fall a perfect time to leave dry land behind you and get out on the water. Mackerel, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle are more of a ‘spring/fall’ kind of fish. False Albacore are consistent year-round and Tampa’s fly anglers love them.

Possibly the best fly fishing around Tampa is for Snook and Redfish. Present for the best part of the year, these two species are the first fish you want to get on flies. They are fast and hard-hitting, won’t be shy about saying ‘no’ to your lures, and most certainly won’t give in without a brawl. To get a monster-size Tarpon, the best months would be May through July.

How to get the fish

When targeting Snook, a 9 wt fly rod will get you a nice specimen, especially if you choose to use deer hair bugs. For Tarpon fishing, you should equip yourself with 11 wt rods and consider sight fishing. Most Tampa fly fishing guides know Tarpon routes and will act as lookout so that you have enough time to prepare for casting. Come fall, you can entice a whole pack of Redfish with a single cast. Most anglers use 8 wt rods and pair them with puffy flies big enough for Reds to notice them.

Need to know

Most Tampa fly fishing guides supply fly gear, but often you will need to bring your own equipment. As fly fishing requires proper presentation of the fly, many anglers develop their own approach to it, so not all gear will work all the time. Also, you should bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as some food and drinks. If you haven’t fly fished before, many guides offer lessons so you can make the most out of your trip once you get onboard.

Tampa
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,748 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Tampa

We had a lot of reeled in fish and hits but can't speak to how it compares to other months. The captain did a good job putting us where we wanted to be.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a lot of reeled in fish and hits but can't speak to how it compares to other months. The captain did a good job putting us where we wanted to be.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Relax, be open minded and just have fun. If you listen to exactly what the captain tells you, you will get a catch almost every time. If you don’t catch anything at least enjoy the experience. Happy fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax, be open minded and just have fun. If you listen to exactly what the captain tells you, you will get a catch almost every time. If you don’t catch anything at least enjoy the experience. Happy fishing!
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
It was definitely a windy day but the weather is out of everyone’s control. Captain Tom led us to a few areas so we could catch a few different types of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was definitely a windy day but the weather is out of everyone’s control. Captain Tom led us to a few areas so we could catch a few different types of fish.
Bait-N-Bite
Bait-N-Bite
Try out a half day early morning fishing with Jesse - Poseidon Fishing Charter. You will have a great experience and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try out a half day early morning fishing with Jesse - Poseidon Fishing Charter. You will have a great experience and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Communicate with your guide. Make sure you know where you are going to meet. Be prompt (early) and easy to go. Then relax and enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with your guide. Make sure you know where you are going to meet. Be prompt (early) and easy to go. Then relax and enjoy the experience.
Afishionado Guide Services
Afishionado Guide Services
We were a couple of weeks early from a water temperature perspective for catching some of the larger species, but the captain knew we were looking to catch and release for fun, so he put us in perfect position to have constant action all day with the right locations, bait and setup. Communication in advance is important so you know what will likely be running during your trip in March because of the changeover in water temperature.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were a couple of weeks early from a water temperature perspective for catching some of the larger species, but the captain knew we were looking to catch and release for fun, so he put us in perfect position to have constant action all day with the right locations, bait and setup. Communication in advance is important so you know what will likely be running during your trip in March because of the changeover in water temperature.
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Book with Captain Tommy! He knows the waters and where to find the fish and will take care of everything to ensure you enjoy your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Tommy! He knows the waters and where to find the fish and will take care of everything to ensure you enjoy your trip.
Bait-N-Bite
Bait-N-Bite
Know the species caught in the time of your trip and the open and closed seasons.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know the species caught in the time of your trip and the open and closed seasons.
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Take sun cream and a hat as the sun can still burn. No head on board so use the bathroom before hand. Listen to the skipper as her knows what he’s doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take sun cream and a hat as the sun can still burn. No head on board so use the bathroom before hand. Listen to the skipper as her knows what he’s doing.
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Definitely fish with Slot boys! Very knowledgeable of the area and knows what he is doing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely fish with Slot boys! Very knowledgeable of the area and knows what he is doing!
Slot Boys Charters
Slot Boys Charters
It's a good inshore trip and starting downtown makes it easy for convention goers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a good inshore trip and starting downtown makes it easy for convention goers.
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Try to go out early and on an over cast day if you can. BRING YOUR SUN SCREEN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to go out early and on an over cast day if you can. BRING YOUR SUN SCREEN
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters Miami, Florida
Find a good tackle and Bait shop. Fish early morning and afternoon Fish early morning and Evening
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good tackle and Bait shop. Fish early morning and afternoon Fish early morning and Evening
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa Rifle, CO
Watch the moon . If it's a full moon the fish eat all night making them harder to catch during the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the moon . If it's a full moon the fish eat all night making them harder to catch during the day.
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay LaGrange, GA
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.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters Lineboro, MD
Call captains prior to going out to see current species, conditions… and how to pay captains because app can be confusing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call captains prior to going out to see current species, conditions… and how to pay captains because app can be confusing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing Apopka, FL
Book the AM trip before the sun gets too hot. A tad cold heading out to the fishing spot but once settled it was a perfect weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the AM trip before the sun gets too hot. A tad cold heading out to the fishing spot but once settled it was a perfect weather.
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa Elk Grove Village, IL
Captain Ike would be an excellent choice for a beginner and experienced person wanting to get out on the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Ike would be an excellent choice for a beginner and experienced person wanting to get out on the water
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Tampa Bowfishing Charters Underwood, MN
If looking for a bigger boat to go out farther don't forget to ask about the boat lol I was expecting a bigger boat (didn't ask or specify) and wanted them to go further out but from the two boys point of view I got exactly what I wanted...a great experience...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If looking for a bigger boat to go out farther don't forget to ask about the boat lol I was expecting a bigger boat (didn't ask or specify) and wanted them to go further out but from the two boys point of view I got exactly what I wanted...a great experience...
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters Charlotte, North Carolina
Book with FishingBooker.com. Easy to do and you will not be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with FishingBooker.com. Easy to do and you will not be disappointed.
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Tampa Bowfishing Charters Tampa, FL

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