Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing

The flats and back-country waters in and around Tampa Bay provide some of the best light tackle fishing grounds in the world for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon and Cobia. These areas of shallow flats and miles of unspoiled mangrove estuaries provide optimal breeding grounds for most of the gamefish that live in the Tampa Bay…

January Fishing Report

Winter time fishing in the Tampa Bay area is in full swing with water temperatures dropping quickly. The fish are moving into their winter homes for the next two months. There is still some bait around the flats and bay area bridges. Recently, on our inshore trips, we have been targeting trout and redfish catching…

Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Report

Report By: Captain Matt Douglas Captained for one of my private clients on his 35 Cabo Express. Started the day off by cast netting bait at a local tripod off of the beach. After we loaded the live wells with sardines and whitebaits we decided to go slow troll live baits for kingfish. We ran…

Snapper Season

YACHTFISH closes the 10 day American Red Snapper season in Tampa bay with over 350 caught. The Clients kept their limit and the rest were released. On the last day, Captain Matt Douglas took return client Jimmy Thompson and friends 60 miles offshore and ended up with a grand total of 14 Red Snapper, 10…