Tampa Areas Fishing Charters & Guided Services

Tampa’s Premier Fishing Charters

Captain Randall here, ready to unveil the extraordinary angling experiences that await you along Florida’s west coast.

The waters of western Florida offer an array of fishing charter types, each designed to provide you with a unique and thrilling fishing adventure.

Florida Fishing Charters - Catching Fish in Florida


Inshore and Nearshore Trips are taken on a 25′ center console Bay Boat. 


4 Hour $550.00

6 Hour $750.00

Max 4 Anglers

Inshore and Nearshore Fishing Trips

Come join us, explore the coastal waters of Anna Maria Island and St Petersburg Area. Our seasoned crew will guide you to the prime locations for targeting iconic species such as:

  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Pompano
  • Permit
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • King Mackerel
  • Black Drum
  • Gag Grouper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Sheepshead
  • Hogfish

Redfish: Discover the thrill of battling these brutes around seagrass beds, oyster bars, and mangrove-lined shores.

Engage with live bait or artificial lures to secure this prized catch.

Snook: Navigate the intricate mangroves, docks, and bridges as you pursue the elusive snook.

Employ live pilchards or pinfish, or try your luck with topwater lures during the golden hours.

Trout: Uncover the secrets of grass flats and deep holes, where seatrout lurk. Utilize live shrimp or versatile artificial baits to tempt these cunning predators.

Flounder: Master the art of targeting flounder near sandy stretches and submerged structures. Employ live bait or jigs, maintaining a low presentation for success.

Florida Grouper Homosassa Florida

Shallow Water Grouper:

Venture out to offshore wrecks and reefs for a shot at various grouper species. Employ live bait or jigs strategically to entice these prize fighters.

Scalloping in Crystal River and Homosassa, Florida

A short drive north of Tampa is Crystal River and Homosassa, Florida – coastal gems offering an exceptional scalloping experience during the summer months. Search and explore crystal-clear waters to harvest these culinary treasures amidst stunning scenery.

Discover the joy of scalloping with family and friends, immersing yourself in nature’s bounty. Join us in exploring the captivating world of Crystal River and Homosassa scalloping.

Offshore Expeditions:

For those seeking bigger challenges, our Offshore Fishing Charters are tailored to bring you face-to-face with formidable species in the open waters:


Venture out to offshore wrecks and reefs for a shot at various grouper species. Employ live bait or jigs strategically to entice these prize fighters.

Cobia Exploration:

Hunt cobia around buoys, pilings, and floating debris. Test your skills with live eels or jigs to lure these opportunistic predators.

Snapper Variety:

Delve into the depths to hook an assortment of snapper species, including the prized red snapper and mangrove snapper. Employ precision bottom fishing with cut or live bait.

King Mackerel (Kingfish):

Embark on high-speed pursuits with king mackerel. Troll live bait or artificial lures at varying depths and brace yourself for adrenaline-pumping runs.

Best Times to Fish Tampa Florida

Weather as well as other factors can always play a role in fish activity, however here are some general guidelines to the opportune times to plan a fishing trip in Tampa Florida.

Fish SpeciesBest Time(s) to fish Tampa Florida
RedfishYear-round, with peak in cooler months
SnookSpring and Fall
TroutFall and Spring
FlounderSpring and Fall
TarponLate Spring to Early Fall
King MackerelSpring and Fall
GrouperYear-round, with peak in warmer months
SnapperYear-round, with peak in warmer months
CobiaSpring and Fall
TunaSpring to Fall

Reserve Your Tampa Bay Fishing Charter:


The Florida Fishing Company is eager to provide you with an unparalleled fishing adventure. Whether you’re a group of skilled anglers or an individual seeking their first catch, our range of charter experiences caters to all. Immerse yourself in the stunning Gulf Coast vistas, refine your angling techniques, and create indelible memories.

Secure your booking today and prepare for a fishing expedition like no other.

Tight Lines,

Captain Randall
Florida Fishing Company