When visiting Tampa, you won’t want to miss out on experiencing their world-class zoos, amusement parks, and the like. However, Tampa Bay is well known as a natural harbor close to the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida. Therefore, it is a top spot for water fun, which includes the thrill of fishing.
Tampa Bay is one of the top fishing destinations in the United States because of its aquatic biodiversity. The shoreline of the bay contains mangroves and shallow flats, which serve as prime habitats for most popular saltwater inshore fish species. Our captains love to catch Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, and more in these pristine waters.
As you travel farther out into Tampa Bay, the water gets deeper and the fish get bigger! The bay is an active shark nursery for species such as Black Tips, Hammerheads, and Bull sharks during the late summer and fall months when the water is consistently warm. Additionally, Tampa Bay is home to some fish species that can get massive, such as Tarpon, Grouper, Triple Tail, and Jack Crevalles. These guys come into the bay to feed and, as a result, we get to lure them in!
After you’ve explored Tampa Bay and you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime, head out into the vast waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll be met with incredible game fish that are ready to bite, such as Hogfish, Snapper, Bonita, and even the elusive Kingfish. This offshore fishery is so diverse that the novices to the pros are sure to have a blast. There truly is a fish for everyone in this sea.
With over 400 miles of shoreline, Tampa Bay’s saltwater estuary is sure to enthrill the beginners to even the more skilled anglers. Cruise along the coastline, drop a line in the bay, then head out into the deeper waters of the channel, mouth of the bay, and beyond! Just one fishing trip out of Tampa Bay and it’ll be the only place you come back to year after year.