Tampa fishing charters in Tampa Bay can be an exciting adventure for all. Your Tampa bay fishing guide here at Flats and Bay is an experienced Captain who spends well over 200 days per year on the water by either providing charters or scouting for the next one. You will be able to expect being aboard a boat with one of the top full time fishing guides in Tampa, Fl. Your Tampa Bay fishing guide Capt. Steve Betz will instruct you on how to target the species of fish you are after. You will catch a variety of inshore and nearshore species on your fishing adventure. Novice, Pro’s and Families welcome.
Captain Steve Betz offers Tampa Inshore Fishing Charters targeting all of the coveted inshore species that Tampa Bay has to offer. Whether looking for a day of easy fishing or stalking the shallows for sight fishing opportunities, Flats and Bay Tampa Fishing Charters has you covered!
When that time of year arrives for the annual Tarpon migration, the Tampa waters heat up with droves of the Silver Kings. Tampa Tarpon fishing charters are generally available May through August, but do call ahead as these Tampa Tarpon fishing charters can start at any time.
Fishing in Tampa Bay is diverse. From inshore and backcountry fishing for snook, redfish, sea trout and tarpon, to the nearshore zone for snapper, kingfish, grouper, permit, and cobia – Fishing in the state of Florida really doesn’t get any better than what you will find right here in Tampa Bay.
I was looking to escape the Kansas cold and also go fishing with buddies. So we headed to Tampa. We found Captain Steve (Mr. Flats and Bays) which is just the fishing we were looking for. My twin brother Ronnie stopped by Steve’s place a...More
Great day on the water despite the cold (11/29). Captain Steve had our comfort and safety in mind and found the time and location to get us on the water. Should have been a tough day with small number of fish, but he put us...More
We had a great time with Captain Steve! He was knowledgeable and helpful with out twelve year old son. We caught a bunch of snook, jack and mackerel. His recommendation for a restaurant to cook up our catch was awesome! Thank you for a great...More
My father and I took my husband out fishing for his birthday with Capt Steve. He took us all around the bay- he knew all the right spots to find the fish! We caught Reds, Snook, Trout and more. He made the whole day easy...More
Tampa, Florida is home to a year-round fishery that is located in the heart of the states largest open water estuary – Tampa Bay. In this, Tampa inshore and nearshore fishing is a non-stop action-packed adventure that can take place any time of the year.
This fishery is one of the most diverse in the entire state of Florida. Home to snook, redfish, seatrout, tarpon, spanish mackerel, several species of grouper and snapper, cobia, flounder, jack crevalle, black drum, and so much more. Tampa Bay itself covers over 400 square miles of water that houses four Aquatic Preserves. According to the Tampa Bay Estuary Program website, there are over 200 resident fish species in total here.
“The Tampa Bay area is home to some of the state’s best snook and mackerel fishing. Snook like to lay up against structures like bridges and pier pilings, and Tampa Bay has plenty of such structures.” ~ USA Today
For fisherman, Tampa offers a multitude of fishing trip types. From heavy tackle tarpon and shark fishing to light or fly tackle backcountry and flats fishing. Live bait or artificial, fisherman and families from all walks of life can find their next fishing adventure right here in Tampa Bay.
This Tampa Bay Fishing Report and Forecast will focus on what has been caught on our last several charters and what one might expect to catch in the upcoming month of December. October and November were very good month’s for fishing inside of Tampa Bay....
The fishing is great in Tampa Bay! Tampa Bay is a unique body of water. It covers over 450 square miles and offers some of the most diverse fish catching opportunity’s of anywhere in Florida. The bay is a breeding ground for a variety of...
No Red Tide in Tampa Bay! This has been the answer that myself and other local charter captains have been giving to the all to common question “Is there any red tide in Tampa Bay?” The red tide that bloomed off the west coast of...
Snook, aka Line-Siders, are the inshore bruisers here in Tampa Bay. This is an ambush predator who can be found primarily along the mangrove root systems, but plenty are regularly caught chasing prey in the backcountry.
Red Drum, aka Redfish, are one of the staples here in Tampa Bay. This species is one of the many who utilizes Tampa Bay’s estuary system for breeding through adulthood. In this, this is a year-round species that offers anglers all day excitement and drag screaming runs.
Sea Trout are an abundant species here in Tampa Bay. This fish readily strikes both live and artificial baits. It is both a local favorite, as well as a favorite of our fishing charter guests from all over. Sea Trout also makes excellent table fare with its delicate white meat, and has generous limits set by the state.
Tampa is home to a well known Tarpon fishery. Tampa Bay is the states largest open-water estuary, in this – resident tarpon are available all year from juvenile to small adult. Throughout the summer Tampa Bay is also home to the yearly Tarpon migration.
Ready for a relaxing day on the water with the calming sounds of a screaming drag?
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.
Book a charter today with Flats and Bay!