Flounder Fishing Charter Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay’s flounder fishery has been dramatically improving over the past few years. Fortunately for those of us that like to catch and eat these tasty flat fish, flounder populations are strong enough to exclusively target them during the cooler months of the year.
Two species of flounder call Tampa Bay home. The Gulf flounder is the most common and can be identified by three distinct dark spots on its back. The southern flounder is less common and usually covered in spots. Read More
Hot Summertime Action – Tampa Fishing Charters with Captain Matt Santiago
The weather is not the only thing that is hot right now. The summer heat is here but with it comes some of the best fishing action of the year. Fishing the flats and mangrove shorelines for snook, redfish, and trout is still consistent, but the best action has been for tarpon, cobia, sharks, snapper, and grouper.
Fishing for big snook has been really good, especially early in the mornings before the sun starts to heat things up too much. Read More
Tarpon Season 2014 is upon us!
TARPON SEASON IS HERE!!!Tarpon fishing in Tampa Bay is perhaps the most exciting light tackle fishing the world has to offer in one of the worlds most productive tarpon fisheries. This season is sure to be a great one and I still have a few good tarpon days available for May and June.
Ever since I was very young and caught my first tarpon I have been addicted to chasing and catching these amazing fish. Read More
Spring is in the air!
Our recent fishing charters on Tampa Bay have been fair to excellent over the last month and things are really about to heat up. We have been fishing from the Skyway Bridge and Fort DeSoto all the way up in the bay to the Gandy Bridge. The redfish and trout fishing have been good, but it’s the snook action that has really stolen the stage lately. We have caught many snook over 30 inches lately, and lost some even bigger ones to the bushes and docks.
Fabulous Fall Fishing!
The Snook have started to move into the rivers, estuaries, and small bays, and are feeding almost 24/7 to fatten up for Winter. Read More
Everything Is On Fire!!!
It’s one of my favorite times of the year again and the fishing gods must be in a good mood because they sent us some great fishing targets ahead of schedule. Tarpon, Kingfish, and Cobia are three of my favorite fish to catch and all three have already started to show up much earlier than expected. Thanks to the warm weather and influx of bait, these three pelagics are definitely moving in to our area’s beaches and bays. Read More
Cold Front Fishing!
The Snook bite has been on fire with whitebait readily available to the hard working individual! Read More
Life for the Land Locked Angler
Shallow water redfish might be my passion, but largemouth bass fishing during the spawn and pre-spawn months has been a tradition for me since i was a kid. I loaded up the Hewes Redfisher with a different type of tackle this day. Topwater frogs, weedless worms, and texas rigs filled the tackle storage and off to a local lake we went.
Today we were focusing on bass starting to stage up in their pre-spawn homes. Read More
Lots of Fish
Winter Power Plant Fishing!
Between Bradenton and Tampa on the southeastern shore of the Bay, lies a magical winter wonderland. TECO power plant located in Apollo Beach is one the best winter fisheries in the world. When the bay and gulf waters cool down, TECO power plant heats up! Anglers, captains, and spectators flock to TECO power plant by land, sea, and air.
Many private planes and helicopters circle to get a birds eye view of this amazing natural winter aquarium. Read More