Summertime Fishing in Saint Petersburg

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The YACHTFISH crews have been super busy all summer long catching some awesome fish in Tampa Bay. Captain Garrett recently took out a group of kids on summer vacation in Saint Petersburg and put them on a trophy Cobia aboard YACHTFISH Fishing Charters. The inshore fishing charters in St. Petersburg and around Tampa Bay continues to be great despite the summer heat. We have been targeting an array of species including:

  • Tarpon
  • Sharks
  • Cobia
  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • Trout
  • Mackerel
  • Grouper
  • Snapper

With all the rain we have been getting in the past few weeks it has helped cool down the water temperatures and keep the fish very active. We have been running early morning charters and early evening trips to capitalize on the cooler temperatures.

Offshore Fishing is Super Strong

The offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico remains super strong catching lots of Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Tuna and more! Boats have been running anywhere from 30 to 60 miles offshore targeting these fish. This time of year the pelagic species will congregate around springs and wrecks searching for food and can offer some great action on light tackle. Further offshore in the Loop Current, boats have been catching: Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and Dolphin around areas of weed lines and temperature breaks. These long runs offshore 80 to 140 miles require a commitment but can be very rewarding if you locate the right water to troll around. Make sure to check your local satellite imagery reports before making the long run offshore to find where the currents are located.

Book Your Charter With YACHTFISH Fishing Charters

We invite you to get out on an action-packed day with us before the summer comes to an end and catch some trophy fish.  YACHTFISH Fishing Charters out of Saint Petersburg can be reached by cell at 727.433.4200 or by visiting our website to book your next fishing trip of a lifetime!

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Matt Douglas

Matt Douglas

Captain Matt Douglas is the founder of YACHTFISH and is a licensed United States Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain. Captain Matt grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay and lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 11 years. He has extensive experience in Central America, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Florida. Captain Matt is a tournament-winning captain who has an intense passion for boating, fishing and creating life time memories for his Clients. These passions, combined with his experience, were the catalysts for YACHTFISH. Captain Matt is laser-focused on what he enjoys the most, and knows the best, in Tampa Bay and Costa Rica.
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