Sheepshead are some of my favorite fish to catch in Tampa Bay in the winter months from January to March. As waters temperatures drop during these months as we get back to back cold fronts, we switch gears from flats fishing to fishing for Sheepshead over rocky bottom areas in Tampa Bay. The Sheepshead spawn…Details
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The Tampa Bay area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida and is the year-round home to one of the best inshore and deep-sea fishing destinations in the country. The 3,190-acre Weedon Island preserve on the west side of Tampa Bay is an aquatic upland ecosystem supporting a diverse population of bird rookeries and animals. It also happens to be the spawning grounds for many of the fish found in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether you’re looking for Tampa Bay, Clearwater or St. Petersburg Fishing Charters, YACHTFISH has you covered for inshore and deep-sea fishing options. You’ll find snook, redfish, trout, mackerel, snapper, flounder, cobia, tarpon, tuna, amberjack, grouper, kingfish, wahoo, mahi and more. With over 25 years of experience and the equipment to get you on the fish fast, your YACHTFISH team guarantees an incredible experience and fish every time.
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YACHTFISH Fishing Charters is perfectly located at the downtown St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, which is smack dab in the middle of the Tampa Bay area on the west coast of Florida. No matter which direction you take from the marina for your private inshore or deep-sea fishing charter, you’ll be surrounded by some of the top fishing spots in Florida and great scenery.
When you leave the marina, you will have a chance to see the famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Fort Desoto Park, Weedon Island Preserve and Egmont Key. If you’re lucky, you will also enjoy the pods of dolphin, manatees and other wildlife indigenous to the area.
As a bonus, you will be able to visit some of the famous landmarks and attractions from your pick-up point at the marina. The new St. Petersburg Pier, Straub Park, Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History and the Vinoy Hotel & Vinoy Park are within sight and walking distance. The waterfront is full of shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro is right next to YACHTFISH in the marina and caters to YACHTFISH Guests by cooking their catch and providing a relaxing waterside venue after a successful day fishing.
If you’re in the mood for more fun before or after your Tampa Bay fishing charter, try an excursion to The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa for a little excitement. If beautiful beaches are more your style, Clearwater beach and St. Pete beach are consistently ranked as two of the top rated beaches in the country.
Tampa International Airport and the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport are minutes away and serve the area with ease of access and excellent travel options.
If you live in, or are visiting the Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater area, you’ve come to the right place for the best fishing charters near you. YACHTFISH is the top-rated fishing charter company in the area with a fleet of boats to meet any angler’s demands and the reviews to prove it. With quick access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, you will put plenty of fish in the boat every time. We guarantee it!
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Fishing for Hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico is a lot of fun, especially for those that like to eat fish. Hogfish is one of the best eating fish around and you will see it on the menus in many restaurants throughout Florida. While hogfish are often caught spearfishing, they can also be caught on rod…Details
The inshore Snook bite has been as good as it gets here in Tampa Bay. It is great to see plenty of healthy fish ranging from 18-30 inches along many of the shorelines lining Tampa Bay. We have been targeting them with live scaled sardines under corks. Once you get these fish chummed up into…Details
The Fall migration of King Mackerel have showed up in full force here in Tampa Bay and the surrounding beaches! Who is ready for some drag screaming action?! Get out and enjoy a day of fishing with YACHTFISH Fishing Charters out of Saint Petersburg! #YACHTFISH #booknow #fishingcharters #kingfish #kingmackerel #saintpetersburg #tampabay #florida #tournaments #competition #fall…Details
Fall weather is finally here and the Inshore Fishing in Saint Petersburg has been incredible the past few weeks. We have been extremely fortunate here in Tampa Bay with our water quality issues going on lately. Upper Tampa Bay has been free of red tide and the fishing has only gotten better for us lately…Details
Tampa Bay remains free of the Red Tide. As it has been all summer, patches of Red Tide remain well to the south of Tampa Bay and have not pushed further north. We are on the water almost every day and haven’t seen any indications of Red Tide making its way into the Bay. Baitfish…Details
St. Petersburg offers some incredible Redfish Fishing in the next couple of months in the waters of Tampa Bay. We can target Redfish year around in Tampa Bay with September and October being two of my favorite months to fish for the big over slot Redfish on the shallow flats of Tampa Bay. These fish…Details
The Inshore Fishing in Tampa Bay has been great the past few weeks. We have been targeting a variety of different species on our inshore fishing charters in Saint Petersburg. The Redfish have started showing up in decent numbers on the flats. Snook fishing remains excellent in the early morning and evening. We have also…Details
Tuna Tuesday! The offshore fishing bite in the Gulf of Mexico remains very hot with a lot of different species to target. We have seen many pelagic species coming in close to shore the past few weeks catching tuna, cobia and small mahi mahi around the artificial reefs and areas of hard bottom. The Mangrove…Details
Summer time Snook Fishing is one of my favorite species to target along the beaches of Saint Petersburg. These fish are in their summer spawning cycle for the next few months and offer some great action on light tackle. We have been catching them on live baits in the passes and along the beaches of…Details
Flag Friday! The offshore fishing out of Saint Petersburg has been outstanding lately. We have been catching good numbers of Grouper, Snapper, African Pompano and Blackfin Tuna. The inshore fishing in Tampa Bay and the surrounding beaches has also been excellent. The Spanish Mackerel have invaded Tampa Bay in large quantities offering some great action…Details
YACHTFISH Costa Rica is now offering summertime specials for the fishing trip of a lifetime! Whether you are looking for a trophy Roosterfish inshore or want to target Blue Marlin and Tuna at the fads offshore, YACHTFISH has you covered. Book your trip today! #YACHTFISH #costarica #lossuenos #summertime #vacations #bucketlist #sportfishing #dreams #lifestyle #marlin #roosterfish…Details