2021 is here and the fishing outlook is spectacular!

Thank the Lord 2021 is here and the fishing should be great as we enter the first few months of the new year.  The next few months will hold some of the best inshore action of the year for snook, redfish, and trout.  Tarpon will begin to move into the bay in preparation for the big migration and spawning.  Kingfish will move into our region on their spring run and almost everything that we catch throughout the year could be an option on a  spring fishing trip.  We had some great success tournament fishing in 2020.   We only fished 3 tournaments in 2020, but were blessed to come out on top and win 2 of 3.  Spring is also a great time for team building and corporate fishing events and we have several packages available for groups from 2 to 200.    Call us today to book your spring fishing trip today!

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

Fishing Trip Outlook for Tampa Bay Fishing in Spring 2020

What a start to our 2020 fishing season!  We have been experiencing some phenomenal inshore fishing for snook, redfish, and trout.  There has also been a large number of cobia wintering in our bay this year which bodes well for our upcoming cobia season.   Over the last few weeks we have had an incredible snook bite and have enjoyed catching some big jack crevalle and redfish.  If you are looking for table fare our sheepshead fishing is about to be on fire as well.  If the last few weeks are any indicator of how our upcoming spring season will unfold, its going to be a great one!  Call us today at 813-205-2327 to book your spring fishing trip. 

 

Fall Fishing!

Fall is definitely in the air.  The mornings are noticeably cooler and the fishing is improving every day.  Fortunately for Tampa Bay the red tide that devastated much of Florida’s west coast never got to us.  The fishing forecast for the next few months is nothing short of awesome.  We are starting to see some of our best snook and redfish fishing as well as a steady tarpon bite for smaller residential tarpon.   The kingfish are about to make their fall migration into our area as well.  It is one of the few times of the year that  you have a chance to catch virtually all species that call the west coast home!  The bay is alive with bait and I for one am getting very excited about what the next few months has in store.

If you want to get in on the awesome action now is the time to book your fish catching adventure!

Here are just a few of our more memorable catches from the last two months.

Tight Lines!

Captain Matt Santiago
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Awesome Transitional Fishing

As spring turns to summer fish of all species descend on Tampa Bay to feed and spawn. It is truly one of the best times of year for a variety of species.  The Snook and Redfish fishing remains excellent and Tarpon, Cobia, Sharks and Tripletail just to name a few have begun their Tampa Bay invasion.   If one or more of these species is on your bucket list its time to get hooked up!

A Weekend Away

So what do I and many other fishermen do when we have some time off…..Go fishing of course!

Fishing and diving in the Bahamas as a child was always the source of my fondest memories, and ever since I venture off Florida’s east coast to my favorite place in the world as often as possible.  The Abaco’s are by far my favorite islands in the Bahamas, and I get there as much as possible.  Read More

The Inshore Grand Slam

Although variations of this fishing challenge exist throughout the world and our state, The Tampa Bay Grand Slam consists of catching a Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Trout all in the same day.  It has been one of my favorite challenges for myself and my clients throughout the years and May is quite possibly the best month of the year to get yours.
 
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