Tampa Bay is the largest open-water estuary in Florida. There are over 200 species of fish found in or around the bay and its crystal clear beaches. Among those are the popular fish we love to pursue on fly and light tackle gear. Tarpon, snook, redfish, seatrout, mackerel, snapper, grouper, false albacore, and jacks are just a few of the fish available to catch in Tampa Bay. Other marine animals available for viewing include Manatees, dolphins, birds, and sea turtles will highlight you fishing trip.
Tampa Bay has become a fantastic fishery thanks to extreme conservation measures. Fishing the bay from a flats boat is a great way to experience it. There may be opportunities to sight cast for redfish and tarpon in clear water, or throw a fly along the mangroves for snook. For less technical fishing, working the deeper grass flats for seatrout, jacks, mackerel, ladyfish and other species with flies or jigs is usually a good way to bend a rod, and have some fun. Fishing in Tampa Bay is available year round.