He is a member of the Florida Guides Association and National Association of Charterboat Operators. Capt. Mike is sponsored by Ranger Boats, Yamaha Engines, Lowrance, Spiderwire, Penn, Motorguide, and Power Pole.
Tampa bay, Clearwater Beach, St.Pete Beach Fishing Charter Fishing Guide Capt. Jared Simonetti is a Florida born native that has spent his entire life fishing in the waters surrounding Pinellas and Hillsborough County. Capt. Jared is a full time native fishing guide that was licensed in 2009 when he graduated Dunedin high school. Capt. Jared has 20 plus years of fishing experience in Tampa bay, Clearwater beach, St. Pete beach, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs area, and has no problem putting his clients on fish! Capt. Jared truly has a passion for fishing, guiding, teaching, and inspiring others to Chase there Dreams!!! When Capt. Jared he isn’t running charters and can still be found fishing somewhere!
Depending on the season, spring, winter, summer or fall you can expect to catch a wide variety of species with your Tampa Bay fishing guide Capt. Steve Betz on a 1/2, 3/4 or full day fishing charters out of Tampa, Fl.
Silver trout can be found in deep holes in Tampa Bay, along the beaches, and up rivers like the Manatee River. Good numbers are caught each year in Terra Ceia, Tampa and in Sarasota Bays, on the Middle Grounds flats. Tandem rigged jigs like the new DOA Deadly Tandem are excellent for silvers. There are no bag or size limits on silvers. These fish do not freeze well. The flesh of silver trout deteriorates rapidly once it is frozen. So, eat your Silver the day you catch it. Make sure you keep only enough that gives you what you need for a fresh meal or two. This gives you the best flavor and maintains the resource.
Snook clearly represent the class of the inshore game fish. Their speed, strong runs and occasional jumps make them the fish of choice for many Florida anglers. Snook are available year round; however the cooler, winter water temperatures slow their metabolisms significantly and make them a difficult target during our coldest months. A wide range of artificial and natural baits can be used to catch snook. The most commonly used method is live baiting with scaled sardines or “whitebait”. However, be sure to review all current fishing regulations before keeping any Snook as this species is heavily protected. Spring and fall fishing typically takes place along inshore structure…river mouths, mangrove shorelines and residential docks. Come late spring, fish move out to the beaches, gather in larger groups and can be caught in greater numbers. During the hottest months of summer, fish tends to feed best during low light periods and at night.
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We finally have a beautiful weekend in store for us. Air and water temperature are going to be lower and no humidity. Fishing should be on fire coming off this super moon. The cooler water temperatures will make the fish really want to eat. Schooling Redfish continue…
Fintastic Fishing Charters is a Madeira Beach company that leads Tampa area passengers on offshore fishing expeditions. The company’s vessel, which is 34 feet long, meets or exceeds each of the Coast Guard’s safety standards. It is equipped with type-one life jackets, a raft, an electronic monitoring system, a first-aid kit, and a satellite telephone, among other safety features. Interested potential clients may quickly schedule an appointment through the company’s online scheduling system.
Scuba and freediving spearfishermen and women have enjoyed great underwater visibility over the past week. Some boaters going offshore can make out the bottom structure from the gunnel of the boat. Best depths for visibility have been in 30 to 40 fee…
Absolutely, you are more than welcome to keep any fish that you catch, as long as it is in season and meets the legal size requirements. I will fillet and bag your fish and maybe even share some secret local recipes.
23’ Dorado tower boat “ Funny Feeling”. Based out of Apollo Beach. Captain John Paiva fishes from north Tampa Bay to south of the Skyway Bridge, depending on the targeted species, time of year, and weather conditions..Read More…
Tampa Bay has an overall average depth of 12 feet, but this is broken up by huge natural grass flats for prime sight fishing opportunities, as well as deeper channels that house much larger inshore gamefish.
Some of the species you may catch on a Tampa fishing charters are, but not limited to, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Cobia and Sharks.
Remarks: spawns primarily in summer; cannot tolerate water temperatures below 60 degrees F; can tolerate wholly fresh or saltwater; schools along shore and in passes during spawning season; feeds on fish and large crustaceans.