Tarpon are the king of inshore gamefish in the Tampa Bay region, with excellent fishing for the silver king from spring into the fall. Fish ranging in size from 60 to 200 pounds can be taken on live bait, plugs and fly on the beaches north and south of Tampa Bay between Dunedin and Venice, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Bradenton and Sarasota.
And as summer fades with the approach fall, when most tarpon fishing is coming to an end, Tampa Bay tarpon fishing is just getting started around the bay bridges and backwaters, where tarpon congregate and feed until cold weather arrives. Think of it as tarpon fishing part II, and a way to catch tarpon well after the season traditionally ends for most.
We also fish the world-famous Boca Grande Pass, where each year between April and July, thousands of giant tarpon congregate in a phenomenon of nature that offers some of the best tarpon fishing on the planet. Hooking up 8 to 12 fish on a single trip is not uncommon, so book these trips early, as the demand is always high.
Tampa Bay snook fishing offers boundless opportunities to land a trophy fish known for its powerful, line-ripping runs and aerobatic leaps that match those of the tarpon. One of the most prized gamefish of the Tampa Bay shallows, snook fishing trips will take you into some of the most scenic and natural backwaters of the region, where surrounded by mangroves, shell islands and quiet coves, anglers can fish live bait, artificials or fly for the fish of a lifetime. We also offer our famous beach snook fishing during the summer, where some of the biggest fish of the year are caught. It is truly the best opportunity for a trophy snook.
Tampa Bay redfish options are too many to count. Whether fishing the shallow flats and sight-casting to schools of bull reds you can actually see swimming before you, to staking out a stretch of mangroves or oyster bars to ambush these powerful fighters, Tampa Bay redfish opportunities abound. These brutes of the backwaters offer some of the best fishing action in the Tampa Bay region, and one of your best bets for a day of fishing to remember.