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.



Top Tampa Fishing Spots

EGMONT KEY REEF #26
4/13/2011 4:19:49 PM - EGMONT KEY REEF #26 (Bay) Relief (in feet) 8 Description GULF PIER -FT. DESOTO PILE CUTOFFS Date of Deployment May 17 2002 Primary Material CONCRETE PILE CUTOFFS Ton


SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF
5/6/2011 11:53:46 PM - CONCRETE CULVERTS (37)]]> 27.8951666666667 -82.8531666666667


USS Narcissus
7/16/2012 6:29:30 PM - The USS Narcissus is a screw steamer launched in July 1863 as Mary Cook at East Albany, N.Y. It was purchased by the Union Navy at New York City on 23 September 1863 from Ja



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Latest Tampa Fishing Reports

4/16/21 Golden Grounds
4/16/2021 1:38:00 PM - Capt Jerry steamed the Gulfstar out into seas that were a little rolly going out but as we got further the seas flattened out and we had a beautiful ride with gorgeous weather


4/5/21 Ultra- Limited Gully of the Giants
4/5/2021 4:37:00 PM - Capt Jerry and our fellow 9 Fisherman had great weather going out to the Gully searching for the Giants and boy did we ever find them!!! We fished in the deep 600′-850′ and ab


Tampa Bay Fishing March 2021
4/2/2021 7:00:06 AM - Tampa Bay Fishing in March is just the start of our short but sweet spring time season here in the Tampa Bay. As we move into April the bite should just get better and better


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Tampa Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Wednesday.

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:
  1. Atlantic Tarpon - 33.85% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Tarpon

  2. Snook - 18.46% Catch Rate
    Snook

  3. Red Snapper - 7.69% Catch Rate
    Red Snapper

  4. Red Drum - 7.69% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  5. Spanish Mackerel - 6.15% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  6. Cobia - 6.15% Catch Rate
    Cobia

  7. Recommedations above based on 59 local reports and 15 species of fish for May in Tampa.

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Top Tampa Fishing Charters & Guides

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.

Tampa Flats and Bay Fishing Charters
Surrounded by Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Largo and down to Sarasota, from the skyscrapers of Tampa and the Skyway Bridge to the beaches of St Petersburg is Florida's largest open water estuary, covering some 398 square miles, i

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

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Top Tampa Bait & Tackle Stores

4th Street Tackle
4th Street Tackle is a new bait and tackle shop in St. Petersburg, Florida. We offer you top name brands, excellent service, and tackle for all types of fishing situations. Whether your fishing the mangroves or grass flats in the upper Tampa Bay or t

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

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

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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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Mountain mullet

Gulf sturgeon

Blackbanded sunfish

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42098 - Egmont Channel Entrance, FL (214)
May 18, 2021 5:26 pm CDT
Location: 27.59N 82.931W
Significant Wave Height: 2.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 3 sec
Average Period: 3.2 sec
Mean Wave Direction: E (85°)
Water Temperature: 79.5°F (26.4°C)


Current Moon Phase

Quarter Moon

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