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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

  • We have been catching some nice ones on our Tampa Flats Fishing Charters. Snook, Redfish and Trout are all biting. The Spanish Mackerel are here and we should start catching Snapper soon. May can be a very productive month. Bait is moving onto the fl

  • Spring time is one of the best times to do Tampa Bay Flats Fishing. This is the time of year the Snook come out of the wintertime spots and show up on the flats to feed along with Redfish and Trout. The bait becomes more...

  • Most people don’t know that I do what we call in the Tampa fishing charters industry Consultation Charters. A consultation charter can range from teaching you the ins and outs of boat handling to fishing a certain area and how to safely navigat

  • It was a somewhat difficult month for Tampa Fishing Charters. We had to contend with cold fronts moving through the area and in turn this created drops in our water temperature. This may not seem like a big thing but combined with wind and Blue...