2024 Tampa Bay Sportfishing

We have had a great start to the year and the 2024 fishing outlook in Tampa Bay holds exciting prospects. As we approach spring, envision yourself targeting snook, redfish, cobia, kingfish and tripletail in these optimal fishing conditions. The warming waters and increased activity during this season set the stage for rewarding fishing experiences tailored to the preferences of the discerning angler.

As a seasoned guide, I have been curating Tampa Bay’s premier charter service for over fifteen years. This isn’t just about fishing; it’s about crafting unforgettable adventures that resonate with my friends and clients.

As summer draws closer, the thrills intensify with targets like tarpon, cobia, grouper, and snapper. Imagine the satisfaction of conquering these challenging species against the backdrop of Tampa’s beautiful estuaries and bay. My commitment to delivering top-tier charters caters to the preference of those seeking not just a fishing trip, but an immersive experience that aligns with a refined yet adventurous spirit. Join me, as we explore Tampa Bay’s diverse waters, forging memories that will last a lifetime! Remember to follow us at www.facebook.com/fishwithcaptainmatt for regular fishing reports!

Tampa Bay Fishing Outlook – April 2022

April and May is truly when our fishing shifts into high gear.  Snook and redfish will continue to feed and beef up as they prepare to spawn.  Tarpon, cobia, tripletail, grouper, and sharks are all beginning to invade Tampa Bay in mass to feed on the thousands of schools of baitfish that flood our bay through the summer.  Much of our time over the next few months will be dedicated to tarpon and cobia, but June will also welcome the opening of gag grouper season and if last year was any indication there will be plenty of really big grouper in the frying pan this year.   Our mangrove snapper fishing has really become world class over the last 4 or 5 years and fishing for them around the new and full moons will surely be incredible.  Our 2022 calendar is filling up fast so now is the time to book your trip before its too late!  I look forward to fishing with you and making some great memories!  Captain Matt Santiago

Captain Matt Santiago

Now is the time! Tarpon, big snook, cobia, sharks and so much more!

What a time of year we are entering! Now is the time to book your trip for tarpon, cobia, big snook, sharks and the list goes on. Tarpon are beginning to show in big numbers and the bite should be as good as it gets over the next 8 weeks! . Our Cobia migration has already started and we are seeing some really big fish in the 50 to 90 lb. range. There is not too many species we dont have the opportunity to fish for this time of year so let’s get out there for some epic fishing. You can also follow us for weekly updates at www.facebook.com/fishwithcaptainmatt

Be Safe!  Captain Matt Santiago