The St. Petersburg, Florida inshore and nearshore spring action is better than any Easter Egg Hunt! The fishing is now wide open. The shallow grass flats are filled with hungry Snook and Redfish. The big ones are on the prowl. If you like sight-fishing now is the time.
Out in the deeper water, the pelagics have arrived! King Mackerel (Kingfish) and Spanish Mackerel are everywhere! This is a great time to get out on the boat and, with the water temperature still down around 72 degrees, the spring run will continue thru April. Let’s Go!
The inshore angling experience around Tampa Bay and St. Pete is like no other in the world and we give you a front-row seat to our amazing fishery. Our beautiful mangroves boast some of the most vibrant ecosystems in the Southeast United States. You don’t have to worry about getting seasick, as the backcountry is always calm and even when it’s windy, we have areas to take cover and hide. The best part is the fish often set up shop in the same areas to escape the wind.
The Big Snook are Back
The larger Snook are back in town after being a bit shy during the winter. And these big girls are hungry!
Our clients, like this junior angler above have been catching some bigger Snook in March and we’re ready for the bite to continue to get better as we make our way through April and May with the return of the bait schools.
These big Snook have been responding well to live baits and topwater plugs and lures as well as soft plastics.
The Silver King is Back Too!
As we move into April and the water warms up, the schools of Tarpon make their way back into town. These prehistoric and acrobatic monsters will test every muscle in your body. There is nothing like Tarpon fishing. Let’s go launch of few of – and release – these magnificent saltwater species!
Chewing on Big Red
Our clients continue to catch plenty of big Redfish as they hunker down near the mangrove islands and passes. As the temperatures continue to rise, the Redfish get more active and get out of their cold-water “funk” to make for some of the most exciting – and humbling – sight fishing opportunities. Nothing makes you weak-in-the-knees quite like making a cast to an over-slot Redfish pushing a wake in 8 inches of water!
We’re catching big Redfish on a variety of baits, including live baits and artificials. When you fish with us, we’re prepared with plenty of both.
Trout Won’t Give Up
Just like many of the “snow birds” who spend the winter in Florida, the big winter Trout have refused to leave the grass flats and mangroves, making for non-stop topwater action…and tasty dinners.
Show Your Teeth
The are plenty of Sharks to keep the Redfish and Trout company. These Lemon, Blacktip, Bonnethead, Hammerhead and other sharks make for exciting sight casting and tackle-busting fights!
March and April features our best weather of the year. As we settle into 80 degrees and sunny, most every day, the water temperature is steady rising to kick-start the action. This dynamic will have the fish following a predictable pattern, allowing for very productive fishing. Both our afternoon and morning trips will now be equally productive. Rounding the corner into April, we will add giant Tarpon to our list of targets, so don’t forget to ask about that!
Remember: The best way to observe social distancing is to be OUTDOORS! We are fully operational and fishing everyday as we adhere to the CDC COVID-19 guidelines to keep everyone safe. Our vessel and equipment are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after every trip to ensure that all of our customers are comfortable and confident.
We still have several dates available in April and May. Please give me a call directly if you would to experience what Tampa Bay and St. Pete have to offer. I look forward to fishing with you.
Happy New Year and Tight Lines!