Florida Fishing Reports

2024 Florida Fishing Reports, Tampa, Bradenton, Anna Maria and Florida’s Nature Coast. Providing you the latest on what’s being caught, lures/bait being used and how we are finding success out on the water.

Regular feedback from our guides allows us to work together all-year long to ensure our customers experience the best possible experience out on the waters of coastal Florida. If you are interested in fishing with us book one of our professional fishing guides today for your next Florida outdoor adventure!

  • April Fishing Reports Florida

    April Fishing Reports Florida

    April Fishing Report, Tampa Florida Now this is the month when fishing gets really good! April is the month when the water temperatures get in the upper 70s and the fish feed very well.  The redfish and snook are thick and in the ponds and it’s not unheard of to catch 40 plus fish in…

  • Anna Maria Island Fishing

    Anna Maria Island Fishing

    Fishing Charter Success Off Anna Maria Island Despite Forecast Errors ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. — Fishing Report: March 20, 2024 On a recent fishing trip captain Randall experienced unexpected challenges with weather with a recent fishing trip, We’re happy to report that these challenges led to a successful catch despite inaccurate wind speed forecasts. Captain…

  • Spring Time Florida Fishing

    Spring Time Florida Fishing

    Spring Time Fishing in Florida Heating Up with the Temperatures TAMPA, Fla. — As the waters around Florida warm with the advent of spring, Captain Randall Shaw of Florida Fishing Company is witnessing an influx of fish on the nearshore reefs. This early 2024 season has been particularly rewarding, with snapper, grouper, and triggerfish congregating…

  • August Fishing Report

    August Fishing Report

    Fishing Florida’s Coast in August The Shallow water Grouper and Scallop seasons are in full swing. The Shallow water Grouper have been caught on the reefs as close as 20 feet of water. The Scallop season has started out good with some nice catches of large scallops.  The Grouper fishing has been good with some…

  • July Fishing Report

    July Fishing Report

    Scalloping Homosassa Scalloping is a popular activity in Florida because it is relatively easy to do and does not require a lot of gear. All you need is a mask, snorkel, and fins and a boat or Guide. Scallops are found in shallow waters, so you don’t have to go far out into the Gulf…

Florida Fishing Charter and Guide Services

Nestled along Gulf Coast, are an unimaginable number of opportunities for inshore and nearshore anglers. Florida offers a truly unique and unforgettable fishing experience. From the world-renowned tarpon fishing to the exciting thrill of catching snook, redfish, and seatrout, the Gulf Coast has something for every angler.

With expert guides and top-notch gear, you can explore the many options for your next Florida fishing trip and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tampa, Anna Maria, St. Petersburg & Bradenton

Winter Fishing


January is an ideal time to fish in Florida. The Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and other fish are all biting this time of year.

The weather is also milder in January, making it more pleasant to spend time on the water. And with the holidays over, there are usually fewer crowds. So, if you’re looking for a great time to go fishing in Florida, January is the perfect month.


Throughout the state of Florida, February is a month that is either a total feast or total famine for fishermen.

Those looking to catch large, meaty fish can head out to try their hand at catching sheepshead or speckled trout. These hearty fish are known for their size and excellent flavor, making them a popular choice for anglers all over the state.

Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or just starting out, there are plenty of fishing opportunities in Florida this February – so make sure you’re ready to take full advantage!


The weather is beautiful, sunny and in the 80’s, sometimes breezy, sometimes flat calm! The Saltwater is pristine clean, and the water temperature has reached 70 degrees. The start of Snook Season. Big Speckled Trout are Biting.

Spring Fishing


April is an excellent time for fishing in Florida, as this is when many different species of fish have returned from their wintering grounds to begin spawning. Typically expect excellent opportunities for catching snook, speckled trout, and redfish.

The shallow waters around the river islands are a particularly good location for anglers looking to catch snook or speckled trout, while the mangrove banks offer ideal habitat for larger redfish. 


The month of May marks the beginning of Tarpon season. These massive fish can weigh over 200 pounds, and their powerful runs make them a challenging – and rewarding – catch.

Florida is one of the best places to fish for tarpon, and the season typically runs from May through July. So if you’re looking for a thrill, head on down this year and see if you can land a trophy tarpon.

Catching Cobia off Florida's west coast


As the summer months draw near, many fisherman flock to Florida for some of the best fishing in the world. During June, Florida is a particularly popular destination, thanks to its renowned tarpon season. Anglers from across the globe come to the sunshine state to try their hand at reeling in this massive fish. But Florida also offers a variety of other fishing opportunities, including a variety of grouper.

Grouper provides excellent sport for experienced anglers looking for a real challenge out on the open water. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just getting started, Florida has everything you need to make your next fishing trip one to remember.

Summer Fishing


Each year, thousands of scallop enthusiasts make their way to Crystal River, Florida to kick off the start of the local bay scallop season. This event has become a much-anticipated annual tradition, attracting fans of all ages who are eager to dive into the warm waters and start hunting for sea scallops.

With Crystal River’s abundant seagrass beds and rich marine ecosystem, it is no wonder that this fishing spot draws such large crowds each year. And as doting scallop seekers patiently wait for July to arrive each year, they know that Crystal


Scallop season is in full swing in Florida with Homosassa and Crystal River being hotspots. For a few weeks every year, scallops are plentiful in the waters off Homosassa, and those lucky enough to be in town during this time can enjoy fresh scallops cooked up any way they like.

The scalloping season typically runs from late July through early September, but this year it started a bit earlier (July 1st) and is expected to run through mid-September. So if you’re looking for a delicious seafood feast, head on down to Homosassa during scallop season and enjoy some of the freshest seafood around.

So if you’re looking for an amazing coastal adventure this summer, be sure to mark your calendar for this one-of-a-kind event starting in July!


Gag Grouper fishing in September is heating up along the Florida coast as water temperatures begin to cool off. Gag Grouper are prized for their tender meat and robust flavor, making them a popular choice among sport fishermen and seafood enthusiasts alike.

Gag are commonly found along the outer barrier reefs of Florida and other Gulf states, and they are best targeted during the fall season when they start to aggregate into large schools.

Due to their large size and firm flesh, Gag Grouper also make excellent fillets when prepared properly.

Anglers looking to maximize their catch must be mindful of catch limits and proper handling techniques in order to ensure that these bountiful fish can continue to be fished in the years to come.

However, with the right knowledge and gear, Gag Grouper fishing during September can be an exciting and rewarding experience that is sure to delight both novice and experienced anglers alike.

Florida Grouper Homosassa Florida

Fall Fishing


October is prime time for inshore and nearshore fishing. Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, and Gag Grouper are all biting well this time of year, and the weather is usually cooperative, with sunny days and mild temperatures.

There can be a few cold fronts that move through, but they usually don’t last long and the fish will continue to bite. This is a great time to get out on the water and enjoy some great fishing. So don’t miss out, head on down to Crystal River in October for some of the best inshore and nearshore fishing around.


Each year, nearshore fishing in Florida, peaks in November as anglers flock to the region in search of gag grouper. To find these fish, many anglers choose to utilize nearshore techniques such as trolling or casting.

In addition to providing ample opportunities to harvest nearshore gags, Florida’s nearshore ecosystem also supports other species including snapper and amberjack.

If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to fish Florida, then look no further than Florida Fishing Company this November!


December is the last month of the year to go fishing for gag grouper here in Florida. With mild temperatures and calm waters, this inshore fishing spot is a great place to chase after trophy Speckled trout and Redfish.

Bottom Fishing for Gag Grouper Tampa Florida - Florida Fishing Company

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice fisherman looking to try your hand at catching a big fish, Florida offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to reel in a massive grouper or are just out for some fun inshore fishing, this beautiful area will not disappoint.