The Fall Fishing is Off the Hook!

November 11, 2020

by Captain Ben

The leaves may be changing color up north the the yellows and browns but we at Native Sportfishing in St. Petersburg Florida continue to plenty of Red ...

St. Pete Fishing Charter Experience Inshore Fishing!

October 17, 2020

by Ben Boyle

First, I just want to say, we have the best clients in the world! It is such a pleasure and honor to fish with so many great people and the past month ...

It’s Redfish Time!

September 17, 2020

by Ben Boyle

As we reach the end of summer one thing is dominating the recent bite:  Redfish.  These shallow-water bruisers have schooled up by the hundre...

Summertime

June 17, 2020

by Captain Ben

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 calendar, and ...

Great Fishing in Strange Times

May 12, 2020

by Captain Ben

If you read the March and February reports, you heard that a very warm early Spring had set in. What we could not have predicted was the cooling that ...

March Report

March 9, 2020

by Captain Ben

As we talked about last month, spring arrived early last month and the bite was on fire. Since then, as is sometimes the case, early March has had som...

Spring Came Early

February 13, 2020

by Captain Ben

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 th...

Mid-Winter Update

January 24, 2020

by Captain Ben

As I always say, every year is a little different. Then you throw in trends, cycles, and changes that seem to be permanent. When it comes to weather,...

Heading Into Winter

December 16, 2019

by Captain Ben

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 Preview

November 4, 2019

by Captain Ben

November brings the most drastic change in weather of any month of the year for us. In the Tampa Bay area, the water temps can begin the month in the ...

October Fishing Report

October 4, 2019

by Captain Ben

Moving into October we will continue to target schools of redfish in shallow water. If I have the choice, I would start at the bottom of a low tide an...

Giants of Late Summer

September 12, 2019

by Captain Ben

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 al...

Summer Update

June 21, 2019

by Captain Ben

Whats Biting in Summer This summer season is underway, and it has been pretty typical of past years.  We have had some weeks of our "reverse" weather ...

Tarpon Migration is Here

May 31, 2019

by Captain Ben

Tarpon on the Beach The tarpon have arrived in full force this season.  This annual phenomenon occurred about 2 weeks earlier than last year, which is...

Tarpon Season Is Upon Us

May 16, 2019

by Captain Ben

Early Season We are in the midst of early tarpon season, and it looks like a good one so far.  Our local fish that show up to feed in April and May ar...

Spring Fishing is Wide Open

April 12, 2019

by Captain Ben

Late April into May The successes of early spring have now given way to water temperatures on the rise.  This has been an interesting season for a cou...

What Makes A Captain Effective

March 27, 2019

by Captain Ben

What Makes A Captain Effective Here on the west coast of Florida, there is no shortage of charter captains to choose from.  These days it seems ever...

Spring Break

March 13, 2019

by Captain Ben

Spring Break Our weather seems to be granting us an extended Spring season. So if you are here for Spring Break, you have chosen a great place to maxim...

All About the Snook

March 6, 2019

by Captain Ben

Spring Snook 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...

Springtime Return to the Flats

February 27, 2019

by Captain Ben

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 of gamefish to t...

Escape the Cold, Enjoy Our Warmth

January 23, 2019

by Captain Ben

Escape the Cold I often shake my head when I see the national weather map and see the low numbers everywhere.  Except here, and maybe SoCal.  January...

Variety for the Holidays

January 3, 2019

by Captain Ben

Variety of Species 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.  ...

Trout Fishing on Fire

December 21, 2018

by Captain Ben

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 the trout off the ...

Why Cooler Temps Help

November 28, 2018

by Captain Ben

Cooler Temps Relatively Speaking Cooler Temps are here, and this is shaping up to be a chilly fall season for the Tampa Bay area.  For all of you visi...

First Hint of Fall Fishing

October 28, 2018

by Captain Ben

Fall Fishing: What It Means For Us The first hint of fall fishing has arrived and the fish have responded with incredible activity. All species will pu...

Late Season Tarpon Rally As Promised

October 5, 2018

by Captain Ben

A Season In Question With all of the news about Red Tide this year I was more concerned than usual about the late season tarpon rally.  Every year goi...

Great Fishing and Red Tide Update

September 21, 2018

by Captain Ben

Red Tide 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 Bay so far.  P...

Tides and Summertime Pattern Changes

September 12, 2018

by Captain Ben

Yes it's Still Hot September marks the pre-transition period where the summertime pattern ends and the tides change.  To the untrained eye not a lot h...

Redfish Season Is Here

August 30, 2018

by Captain Ben

Redfish Season Technically there is no season on Redfish here in Tampa Bay.  We refer to the late summer and early fall as "season" because the fish a...

July Fishing Report and Algae Bloom Update

August 4, 2018

by Captain Ben

The Summer Snook bite is in full swing here in Tampa Bay and Clearwater as well as other species and we’ll get to that. But first, let’s address the...

Bottom Fishing to Find Cooler Waters

July 27, 2018

by Captain Ben

Finding Cooler Waters The waters in and around Tampa Bay will continue to hover between 85 and 90 degrees for the next 6 weeks.  If you are in an area...

Family Vacation Fishing

July 19, 2018

by Captain Ben

Fishing with the Whole Family 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 going to...

Post Spawn Tarpon Return Hungry

July 14, 2018

by Captain Ben

The Tarpon spawn is winding down which means the bite is heating up.  Gone are the days of throwing a bait into schools of fish and watching as they ig...

Book Now for the Biggest Fish of a Lifetime

July 5, 2018

by Captain Ben

What is your Biggest fish?  I am asked that almost every day on the way out of the marina.  There are a few different big fish that we encounter on a ...

Sharks Always Biting in the Heat

June 25, 2018

by Captain Ben

One of the beautiful things about fishing with Native Sportfishing in the waters of Florida is the variety of available species.  Often we land 10+ spe...

Tarpon Fishing Season 2018

June 16, 2018

by Captain Ben

[video width="720" height="720" mp4="https://www.nativesportfishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/VID_78220506_140016_684.mp4"][/video] Tarpon seaso...

Summertime

June 8, 2018

by Captain Ben

We are now in full summertime mode, which means chasing giant Tarpon and sightcasting giant Snook.  On a recent outing we landed several trophy snook....

Tarpon are in the Air (and water)

May 23, 2018

by Captain Ben

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 that entails wor...

May brings variety

May 5, 2018

by Captain Ben

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.  I...

Tailored Fishing

April 29, 2018

by Captain Ben

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 a steady bit...

Perfect Weather Yields Quality

April 21, 2018

by Captain Ben

We are back on track now in April, with light winds and clear water we continue to sight cast big fish.  I like to treat clients to the most remote cor...

Redfish a welcome addition

April 17, 2018

by Captain Ben

Redfish are now on every flat we visit.  Fishing in Tampa Bay allows for outstanding sightfishing for slot to overslot redfish in shallow waters.  On ...

Sightfishing in Shallow Water

April 7, 2018

by Captain Ben

The Spring fishing continues to be successful.  The water has been crystal clear on the flats, so we have been able to see fish chasing and striking ou...

Time for Big Fish

March 31, 2018

by Captain Ben

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 so far this year.  Giant Ta...

Spring is Here and Fishing is on Fire!

March 27, 2018

by Ben Boyle

The Clearwater and Tampa fishing enters the spring season and this is some of my favorite. Redfish, snook and tarpon are all options and slams are possi...

Big Fish Are Snappin’ In Clearwater, Tampa & St. Pete!

March 26, 2018

by Ben Boyle

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 show of some of these great catch...

Tournament Winners! The Canterbury Cup

March 26, 2015

by Ben Boyle

Overall winners on the 2015 Canterbury Cup. Congrats to Adam and Mike Arbisi, and well, I guess Rick Waltman too. 93 inch total. Here are a few pics:...

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