FLATS FISHING CHARTERS
Tampa Flats fishing charters give an angler the opportunity to catch many types of fish like, Redfish, Trout, Snook, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Sharks!
We offer half-day and whole-day guided flats fishing charters in Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. Our charter fishing guides can help you catch plenty of keeper-sized fish including, grouper, snook, trout, amber jack, redfish and mangrove snapper. We also offer gamefish charters that target Tarpon and Shark. You can begin your Fishing Charter Trip from our marina in St. Petersburg, or we can pick you up anywhere in the Tampa Bay area. Capt. Rios has been helping people find fish and catch fish for over 20 years. Call Captain Rafael Rios at (727) 768-5564 to book your charter fishing trip today.
Tampa Bay flats fishing is a great way to see a fish in action! The flats of Tampa Bay and south St. Petersburg are a prime place for catching Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Sharks, as well as other fish species especially in cooler weather. Tampa Bay has large areas of shallow water. The average boat needs about 3 feet of water to operate. When the Spanish Sardine Charter Boat goes flats fishing you can drift in as little as 8 inches of water! While fishing the flats in shallow water, the water of Tampa Bay is often clear enough so you can sight-cast to trout and redfish. You can witness trout stalking your bait right before making an explosive strike.
Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico hold such a large variety of sea life and fishing the flats is the best way to get a glimpse of what goes on under the surface. Fishing Charter Captain Rafael Rios often drifts the flats, letting the wind and tide take the boat across the grass and sand bottom shallow water, all while you cast toward your next exciting catch.
Another advantage of fishing the flats of Tampa Bay is the ability to enjoy the beautiful wildlife that present near the shores of St. Petersburg. It is not uncommon to encounter many of the 29 species of water birds that make Tampa Bay home.
Guests on the Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter are provided top-of-the-line Star Fishing Rods and Penn Fishing Reels to use during their fishing excursion. This quality equipment assures you the best fishing action while offering reliable and easy operation for every level of angler. You are also welcome to bring your own fishing gear if you’d like. We’ll put you on the fish either way.