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October 15, 2021
The inshore fishing here in Tampa Bay and Clearwater has settled into its legendary fall pattern and even ghosts and goblins can’t keep the
August 13, 2021
The inshore fishing action is in full swing here in Tampa Bay and Clearwater and the bite has never been better For those of
May 11, 2021
The St. Petersburg, Florida inshore and nearshore late spring action is getting hotter than the thermometer! The fishing continues to be outstanding in our
March 31, 2021
The St. Petersburg, Florida inshore and nearshore spring action is better than any Easter Egg Hunt! The fishing is now wide open. The shallow
January 21, 2021
The St. Petersburg, Florida inshore and nearshore winter action is off to a fantastic start in 2021! Snook, Redfish and Trout are celebrating the
November 11, 2020
The leaves may be changing color up north the the yellows and browns but we at Native Sportfishing in St. Petersburg Florida continue to
October 17, 2020
First, I just want to say, we have the best clients in the world! It is such a pleasure and honor to fish with
September 17, 2020
As we reach the end of summer one thing is dominating the recent bite:  Redfish.  These shallow-water bruisers have schooled up by the hundreds
June 17, 2020
Summer is here, in fact it’s been here for awhile. In sub-tropical Florida, summer arrives when it wants to. It doesn’t care about the
May 12, 2020
If you read the March and February reports, you heard that a very warm early Spring had set in. What we could not have
March 9, 2020
As we talked about last month, spring arrived early last month and the bite was on fire. Since then, as is sometimes the case,
February 13, 2020
It’s not even Valentine’s day and we are experiencing temperatures around 80 degrees all week. These warm temps, along with sunny afternoons, drive the
January 24, 2020
As I always say, every year is a little different. Then you throw in trends, cycles, and changes that seem to be permanent. When
December 16, 2019
As we move into winter and beyond, the water temperature drops with each passing cold front. This weekly change provides a variety of opportunities.
November 4, 2019
November brings the most drastic change in weather of any month of the year for us. In the Tampa Bay area, the water temps
October 4, 2019
Moving into October we will continue to target schools of redfish in shallow water. If I have the choice, I would start at the
September 12, 2019
Summer in Florida certainly has it’s challenges, but finding big trophy fish isn’t one them. Sharks, Tarpon, Snook, Goliaths, Redfish etc, they are all
June 21, 2019
This summer season is underway, and it has been pretty typical of past years.  We have had some weeks of our “reverse” weather pattern,
May 31, 2019
The tarpon have arrived in full force this season.  This annual phenomenon occurred about 2 weeks earlier than last year, which is a significant
May 16, 2019
Early Season We are in the midst of early tarpon season, and it looks like a good one so far.  Our local fish that
April 12, 2019
Late April into May The successes of early spring have now given way to water temperatures on the rise.  This has been an interesting
March 27, 2019
Here on the west coast of Florida, there is no shortage of charter captains to choose from.  These days it seems everyone wants to
March 13, 2019
Our weather seems to be granting us an extended Spring season. So if you are here for Spring Break, you have chosen a great
March 6, 2019
Spring arrived early this year, with water temps hitting the low 70s in mid-February, almost a month ahead of a typical year.  These past
February 27, 2019
What’s Biting We are experiencing a very warm February, and water temps have hit the magic mark early this year.  That means a return
January 23, 2019
I often shake my head when I see the national weather map and see the low numbers everywhere.  Except here, and maybe SoCal.  January
January 3, 2019
Over the past couple weeks the number one question I get is, ‘what’s biting?’.  The answer is variety, and that is a good thing. 
December 21, 2018
Winter Trout on Point Our local waters chilled down to the low 60’s about a month earlier than normal.  The cooler waters will send
November 28, 2018
Cooler Temps are here, and this is shaping up to be a chilly fall season for the Tampa Bay area.  For all of you
October 28, 2018
The first hint of fall fishing has arrived and the fish have responded with incredible activity. All species will put the feed bag on
October 5, 2018
With all of the news about Red Tide this year I was more concerned than usual about the late season tarpon rally.  Every year
September 21, 2018
Let’s get the ugly business out of the way first.  The Red Tide along the west coast of Florida has remained outside of Tampa
September 12, 2018
eptember marks the pre-transition period where the summertime pattern ends and the tides change.  To the untrained eye not a lot has changed as
August 30, 2018
echnically there is no season on Redfish here in Tampa Bay.  We refer to the late summer and early fall as “season” because the
August 4, 2018
he Summer Snook bite is in full swing here in Tampa Bay and Clearwater as well as other species and we’ll get to that.
July 19, 2018
So you have 2, 3, 4 kids whatever and want to spend a day fishing with the whole family.  It may seem like it’s
July 14, 2018
The Tarpon spawn is winding down which means the bite is heating up.  Gone are the days of throwing a bait into schools of
July 5, 2018
What is your Biggest fish?  I am asked that almost every day on the way out of the marina.  There are a few different
June 25, 2018
One of the beautiful things about fishing with Native Sportfishing in the waters of Florida is the variety of available species.  Often we land
June 16, 2018
Tarpon season 2018 is in full swing.  We start our daily routine on the gulf coast beaches sightfishing small schools of silver kings.  Effective
June 8, 2018
We are now in full summertime mode, which means chasing giant Tarpon and sightcasting giant Snook.  On a recent outing we landed several trophy
May 23, 2018
Of course it’s tarpon time.  Our daily routine is to start at first light and position our baits in front of rolling fish.  Sometimes
May 5, 2018
This week we have been targeting different species each day.  One day it’s Tarpon, one day snook, redfish, grouper, sharks, king mackerel, etc etc. 
April 29, 2018
Recently we have tailored each trip to meet the client’s specific needs and skill sets.  Some spot are producing high numbers of fish with
April 21, 2018
We are back on track now in April, with light winds and clear water we continue to sight cast big fish.  I like to
April 17, 2018
Redfish are now on every flat we visit.  Fishing in Tampa Bay allows for outstanding sightfishing for slot to overslot redfish in shallow waters. 
April 7, 2018
The Spring fishing continues to be successful.  The water has been crystal clear on the flats, so we have been able to see fish
March 31, 2018
April is upon us, and that means it’s time to catch big fish.  Our most recent outing yielded more big snook than any trip
March 27, 2018
The Clearwater and Tampa fishing enters the spring season and this is some of my favorite. Redfish, snook and tarpon are all options and
March 26, 2018
They are biting and we are catching them.  It’s 5am in the morning and I’m getting ready to go ahead, but I wanted to
March 26, 2015
Overall winners on the 2015 Canterbury Cup. Congrats to Adam and Mike Arbisi, and well, I guess Rick Waltman too. 93 inch total. Capt.