Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico
In-Shore, Near-Shore, and Off-Shore Fishing Trips and Charters.
We are fortunate to have plenty of grouper species in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. They can be caught offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and in Tampa Bay while trolling or by anchoring and bottom fishing.
One of my favorite fish to catch on my near shore fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico is the Hogfish. While being one of the hardest fish to catch on hook and line because they’re very quick and picky eaters, there is not a better fish to eat that swims in the Gulf of Mexico than the Hogfish in my personal opinion.
Kingfish can be found along the beach and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico during Spring and Fall. In Tampa Bay Kingfish can be found around the pilings of bridges and large piers. Kingfish are fast swimmers and aggressive eaters, so they make for a good fishing experience.
Mangrove Snapper are fun to catch and great to eat. Mangrove Snapper, also known as Grey snapper are a great fighters to catch and great to eat.
Redfish, also known as Red drum, are one of Florida’s most popular fish. They are named after the drumming sound it makes during spawning and when taken out of the water.
The Gulf of Mexico has a large variety of sharks. In Tampa Bay the most commonly caught sharks are: Bonnet Head Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Nurse Sharks
Snook are a fun fish to catch. They can be found in many areas of Tampa Bay and typically are found around structures. While Snook is strictly a catch and release species, they put up a good fight and make it worth the effort.
Spanish Mackerel are found along our Gulf beaches and in Tampa Bay in the Spring and Fall seasons. Mackerel can be caught by trolling or anchoring and casting toward them. When there is a large school the action on top of the water is amazing. There is no mistaking what you are about to catch.
Tarpon fishing is seasonal, usually from May to July and always on a catch-and-release basis. Tarpon in this area range from 60 lbs. to 200 lbs! Because of their size and the fight they offer, catching a Tarpon is something you will never forget!
Trout can be caught using a variety of bait and artificial lures. Trout are also fun to catch on a fly. We are fortunate to have them in the Tampa Bay area year round and can be found in the bayous and grass flats.