Tampa Fishing

Tampa Fishing

Tampa is known as a Cigar City, and if smoking a stoogie and catching fish is your thing, then you need to try fishing Tampa, Florida. From the excellent inshore fishing in Tampa Bay, plentiful nearshore reefs and shipwrecks, to the offshore waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa offers many different types of fishing to anglers.

Inshore fishing around the Tampa Bay can produce Redfish, Sea Trout, Bluefish, Black Drum, and Ladyfish most of the year. During the late spring and summer, Permit, Snook, and Tarpon can be found in the shallow waters.

Fishing nearshore Tampa provides excellent Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel fishing. Around the many reefs and wrecks, good grouper and snapper fishing is popular with bottom fishermen. There is also good Shark fishing during the summer months.

Fishing the deeper offshore waters out of Tampa gives anglers the opportunity to catch many different species of tuna, and occasionaly a Sailfish or Marlin. There is also good Wahoo fishing when the waters are cooler.

Tampa Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 2 - 6 PM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Tampa, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 62 local reports and 12 species of fish for December in Tampa.

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Latest Tampa Fishing Reports

Best Tampa Fishing Of December
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Tampa Fishing Charter Report
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Trailer Maintenance 101
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Top Tampa Fishing Charters & Guides

Inshore Charters
If your dream day on the water is casting to and hooking a giant 100lb. + tarpon, or watching a big snook blast a live bait out of the water under the mangroves? Or, maybe stalking redfish in the gin clear grassflats of the gulf or plugging the flats

Steady Action Fishing Charters
Steady Action Fishing Charters is a Tampa fishing charter service that specializes in light tackle fishing charters in the Tampa FL and St. Petersburg area. We're just an hour drive from Disney World Resorts.

The Saltwater Hook Up
Your number one fishing charter service in the Tampa Bay area. We specialize in catching trophy fish for our clients. Our charter service offers fun for everyone, including family, kids, corporate/business outings, avid angler and beginning anglers w

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Top Tampa Bait & Tackle Stores

Alafia Bait & Tackle
We are a small "mom & pop" bait shop that sells live, frozen and artificial bait. Anything you don't see we can order it. This is your one stop before you head out fishing. Not only shopping here is pleasing but you would be support

Tampa Bay Bait N' Tackle
Tampa Bay Bait and Tackle is the largest salt and fresh water bait supplier in the Tampa Bay area.

Gandy Bait & Tackle
Full-service angler’s one-stop, offering an excellent selection of live and frozen bait, artificial lures and other fishing gear.

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Top Tampa Marinas

Lands End Marina
If you’re looking for an exceptional boating experience, come to Lands End Marina, where service meets the sea. Lands End is west-central Florida’s premier marina for both sport and pleasure boaters. Situated in vibrant Apollo Beach on the scenic Sou

Inter-Bay Moorings
Inter-Bay Moorings is located only 10 minutes from downtown Tampa off Highway 41 in Gibsonton and 8 miles north of Apollo Beach on the Alifia River. We are a full service or do-it-yourself ship repair yard. We have 40 deep water wet slips with 30 A

Tampa Harbour
Tampa Harbour is the answer to all your boating needs. Our convenient South Tampa location is just seconds to the open waters of Old Tampa Bay. For landlubbers we are the home of the world famous “Hula Bay Club” and “Duke’s Retired Surfers Bar”. Just

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Latest Fishing Spots

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Weather Forecast

54.3°F
Celsius: 12.4°C
Condition: Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 88%%
Wind: South 6.0 mph

...Currently unavailable..

Bouy Conditions

Station 42098 - Egmont Channel Entrance, FL (214)
December 14, 2017 12:30 am CST
Location: 27.589N 82.931W
Significant Wave Height: 2.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 6 sec
Average Period: 4.4 sec
Mean Wave Direction: WNW (288°)
Water Temperature: 67.6°F (19.8°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent Moon
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