Offshore Hustler Fishing Charters, located in St. Petersburg, is a fishing charter service that specializes in light-tackle and heavy tackle fishing. Expeditions are suitable for people of all skill levels, from novices to advanced anglers. Staff members at Offshore Hustler Fishing Adventures specialize not just in leading the voyage, but in teaching aspiring anglers how to fish.

Debris from the old bridge was put in the water to form a reef. Because it was a bridge, both piers sit high above the water. It makes for spectacular views not only of the deep blue water, but of the new Skyway bridge just to the east.

Anglers can expect to target Florida’s most sought after inshore species of game fish: Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout. Other species can be targeted too, though; Our Captains target Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Tripletail and Jack Crevalle. 

Hi, my name is Capt. Greg Peterson, and I am a full time fly fishing and light tackle guide working in the Tampa Bay area. Fishing is and always has been my passion ever since I can remember. To be a guide is a dream come true and also a huge commitment. I work my hardest to make sure my clients are given the best chance for success. I will provide hands on expert instruction for the novice angler and challenge the experienced angler to the best of their ability. Tampa Bay and the surrounding gulf waters offer world class fishing year round that many people do not know about and the travel and accessibility are second to none. Come see what Tampa Bay has to offer.

Where found: a Gulf species that may occur in the Atlantic waters of extreme south-eastern Florida; adults predominantly found INSHORE residing in bays and inlets but may move OFFSHORE during winter months; young occur INSHORE in shallow bays.

It is prime time for catching quality trout, our most abundant fish, pretty cooperative and easy to catch most of the time. Make long casts and move lures slowly to connect with big Tampa Bay trout. Lures work just as well as bait for trout. Go with …

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Inshore 2 Offshore Fishing Adventures, based in Ruskin, leads locals on fishing trips to catch native species such as redfish, snook, and tarpon. Service options include four, six, and eight-hour trips, in addition to a five-hour option, at a discounted price, exclusively for active and retired members of the military. Captain Sean Goddard takes his passengers on journeys through Cockroach Bay, Piney Point, Bishops Harbor, and the shore reefs of Tampa Bay.

The next thing that can help is to slow down your presentation, which in will turn keep your lure or bait in the strike zone longer. Since the fish don’t want to expend a lot of energy and burn up oxygen, a well-placed, slow-moving bait will help.

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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.

As a 30 year fly fisher of Tampa Bay and the surrounding waters, and the owner of the area’s only dedicated Fly Shop, Tampa Bay on the Fly, I recommend any member of the Tampa Fly Guides for a truly unforgettable experience. I have personally fished with and alongside of each of these guides and I would recommend them for all levels of fly fishermen.

A-Wake N’ Drag Fishing Charters with Captain Greg Doherty is located in the heart of one of the most versatile estuaries in the world on the pristine waters of the Tampa Bay Florida area. From chasing tailing schools of over slot redfish on the grass flats, combing the beaches for the prized tarpon aka “silver king”, or stealthily approaching lunker snook along the mangrove shorelines, you are sure to have a safe, fun filled day on the water catered to your personal desires.

Trout fishing closures have been eliminated as of February 1 for the entire state, so this means that the trout season is open for take for recreational anglers. Strong management practices for this fish have allowed the additional months of open season without reducing the numbers of fish to the point where it would negatively affect the SPR (spawning potential ratio). Speckled trout are pretty tasty. I have one client who says this is his favorite eating fish, so I am often on the hunt for it. Speckled trout are available on most grass flats. Look for those with good moving water – that’s where you’ll find the best action. Sarasota Bay is a top spot for these fish. Longboat Pass and New Pass areas bring strong water flow into the areas in between, and the grass flats west of the canal going into Cannon’s Marina are some of the best for trout fishing. The Sister Keys and the flats to the south and east of that area and north to Jewfish Key just inside Longboat Pass are awesome places to start looking for trout. If you use live shrimp under a popping cork or a DOA Deadly Combo, you will quickly reach your trout limit.

It also may be the world’s most convenient fishing pier. Rather than parking and lugging tackle and coolers, you can drive to where you want to fish and just unload your car. It’s also lit at night, so you can fish during the cooler hours of the evening or early morning. Even in the middle of the day, though, ts location at the mouth of the bay means there’s almost always a breeze and it’s easy to put up a tent for shade.

Leading the team at A-Wake N’ Drag Fishing Charters is Captain Greg Doherty, a full-time fishing guide who has been serving local clients for over a decade. Sailing on the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Doherty has caught a tremendous array of fish species, including snook, redfish, trout, flounder, black drums, cobia, snapper, grouper, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, and tarpon. Clients speak highly of Captain Greg for his formidable knowledge of the best local fishing spots, as well as his patient, easygoing attitude.

Snook are an inshore species of saltwater fish that have gained a big reputation amongst Florida anglers and visitors to the state alike. Any angler will tell you that big-time fishermen and women love chasing after these notoriously hard-to-catch fish while on fishing trips in Tampa Bay.

Capt Oliver knows how to fish the Tampa Bay! He was on time, his boat was clean, organized and working great. He put us right on the fish. I look forward to going out again for another day of fishing! T. Burton

Could I also be so bold as to suggest a new heading to the Saltstrong Webpage, namely one specifically where people could make recommendations specific to kayak/wade fishing. Some suggestions for sub headings would be;

An example of this is using a scaled sardine for Snook, I trim the tail, cutting enough so the scaled sardine can’t swim away so fast. I also use the pectoral to hook the scaled sardine (see photo), which not only slows it down, but causes the sardine to fight for its life. Snook can’t resist a scaled sardine hooked this way, even in the summer heat. Go out and try some of these things and let us know how you do.

A charter includes fishing licenses, tackle, bait, ice, cold beverages and snacks to ensure a productive day on the water. Catch is cleaned and filleted free of charge. We do suggest all anglers bring a pair of polarized sunglasses, sunscreen and wear appropriate fishing attire. 

There is a silver lining to all of this bad weather news however.  First, the worst is behind us and second, there are plenty of big seatrout out there waiting to be caught as fishing pressure has been incredibly light.  On several recent Tampa Fishing Charters, large trout were caught but both patience and effort were required. Once an area was located that had trout, action was generally not fast.  A fish or two would be caught, then the boat would be repositioned and another fish or two would be caught. As is usually the case, the bite was better on moving water.  With cold temperatures resulting in an absence of whitebait, large shrimp were the go to bait.  Another difficulty created by the weather was that, due to a shortage of small fish, birds were hyper aggressive and would relentlessly attempt to steal the free-lined select shrimp being presented.  A trick used by some Tampa Fishing Guides for minimizing bait loss is to add a slip bobber which holds the bait just off the bottom but also add a small split shot 6 – 12 inches up from the bait so when casting, the bait sinks quickly and is not consumed by a bird. The expectation on most Tampa / Clearwater Fishing Charters is that limits of trout will be secured on every trip.  This should again become reality as February arrives with average temperatures being higher…yes, January is the coldest month. 

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Tampa Bay is one of the state’s largest natural harbors which houses a plethora of gamefish who call this place home. Tampa Bay is also the state’s largest natural open-water estuary. What this means for you is nonstop year round fishing action!

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!

Florida residents fishing for saltwater species from the shore or from a structure fixed to shore are required to have a shoreline fishing license. The annual resident shoreline fishing license is now free. Those who obtain the license over the phone or off the internet will have to pay a convenience fee of less than $5. Resident anglers may consider purchasing a $17.00 one-year saltwater license which covers both shoreline watercraft recreational fishing.

Tampa fishing charters for redfish, snook, tarpon, and other Tampa Bay species. Our inshore fishing charters are family friendly and we offer a variety of trips for all ages. We are a Christian owned and operated company.

Bridges carry folks from Point A to Point B, but how about Point Sea? You have to get out of your vehicle for that one, but sling a bait under one of these people pathways and you’ll find angling action aplenty. Here’s your quick primer on fishing Tampa Bay bridges.