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…


Offshore Full Day:

Immaculate conditions running offshore this morning with Mr. Vallarios and his guests. Shoving off in the dark we had the sunrise to our backs on the run out. What better way to start the day. We hit up three different spots by noontime and reached our limit for the day. Red & Gag Grouper for…


Offshore Fishing Report

YACHTFISH Private Captained for a client on his 38ft custom center console for some deep sea fishing. They caught a nice size cobia and their limit on grouper for the day. Another happy customer is a successful day in the books for us!




Anglers Melissa, Kevin and Mark had a blast yesterday releasing 28 out of 30 Pacific Sailfish all good sized ones from (70-80 lb).

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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…


Hogfish Trip

On a recent offshore trip we went looking for Hogfish. We anchored up on a good piece of hard bottom in 45 feet of water. These fish are known for migrating in shallower waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the winter months and providing anglers with some amazing table fare. We were outfitted with…


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

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…


The Benefits of Fishing with a Guide

Get the most out of your trip to Tampa Bay with a fishing guide.  When it comes to fishing, there’s no better destination than Tampa Bay. Not only is Tampa Bay home to a wide variety of fish, it also has breathtaking scenery and is ideal for many different fishing methods. However, if you want to get…


Why You Need to go Deep Sea Fishing

If you’ve never gone deep sea fishing, it’s time to try it! Deep sea fishing is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, and if you’ve never had a chance to experience it, it’s time that you do! If you are a fishing enthusiast, you’ll be glad to know that our deep sea charters allow you…


3 Fun Facts About Tarpon

Tarpon season is here at last! There’s nothing like feeling a giant at the end of your line and battling it out right there in the boat. If you yearn for adventure and you can’t turn away from a good fight, then you’ll love tarpon fishing in Clearwater. At, we provide a variety of…


What Makes Florida the Ultimate Fishing Destination?

Florida is, hands down, the ultimate fishing destination. When it comes to fishing, you simply can’t beat Florida. Florida is known as the “Fishing Capital of the World,” and once you fish Florida, you’ll find out for yourself why Florida is the world’s best fishing destination. You’ll never be satisfied with fishing anywhere else again.…


Are You Ready to Bow to the King?

If you want your tarpon fishing trip in Clearwater to be a success, you need to be willing to bow to the king. If you read our previous blog on tarpon, then you already know that these prehistoric fish can get big and they won’t be caught without a fight. Tarpon fishing isn’t like fishing…


Common Flats Fishing Mistakes

Enjoy a more successful inshore fishing adventure by learning about the common mistakes to avoid when fishing the flats. One of the best things about inshore fishing in Clearwater is fishing the flats. Shallow water flats, like reefs, inshore lagoons and shoals, are wonderful for anglers of all skill levels because the water is so…


Why We’re Thankful for Tarpon Fishing

Thanksgiving is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to give your thanks for the great things in life, like tarpon fishing. It has been a crazy year, and 2016 has flown by. Whether you want to believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner, and with Thanksgiving just a couple of…


The Health Benefits of Fishing

Did you know that inshore fishing in Clearwater could actually be good for your health? Fishing is seen by and large as a leisure activity. It’s something you do when you need to get away from it all and relax. However, the benefits of fishing go far beyond just relaxation and stress relief. If you…


What to Pack for Your Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Costa Rica Fishing Charters

You’ve booked your fishing charter and are ready to go. What do you need to take on the trip? Most of the items we recommend are for comfort and protection during your Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater inshore or deep-sea fishing charters. Comfort Be prepared for changing weather conditions during various times of the day.…


Fall fishing in Tampa Bay

Fall is finally here and the fishing has been on fire in Tampa Bay. Redfish and Snook have been our main targets this past week catching great numbers. Book your next St. Pete Fishing Charter today with YACHTFISH and enjoy the epic fall conditions!

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