An angler with a mangrove snapper caught in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Fishing Species


With our inshore focus here at Flats and Bay, we have already talked about these four species in detail:



But Tampa Bay is the state’s largest saltwater estuary system, and in this – it is home to literally thousands of fish and marine life species. Check out some more of our favorites:

  • Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Flounder
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • King Mackerel
  • Sheepshead
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Black Drum
  • Pompano
  • Lady Fish
  • Sharks
cobia fishing

And we have still only begun to scratch the surface on what is available here. Our charters go out all year long here in Tampa Bay, this is due to the great weather and this epic fishery. There is always something biting, and no matter the time of year, it is bound to be one of your favorites.


Want to learn more? Let’s Fish!

pompano fishing
cravelle jack
mangrove snapper
Black Drum Fishing

See What’s Biting Now

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