Snapper Fishing Charter

July was an amazing month for offshore fishing in Tampa, FL. Taking a quick cruise out into the Gulf of Mexico or the local reefs and wrecks produced a steady bite for its visitors. July was also the month that Red Snapper Season opened up for several weekends. A Snapper Fishing Charter was one of the best experiences here along the west coast!

Just out of Tampa Bay, you will find the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico. While cruising through Tampa Bay to get there, enjoy the sights and wonders of West Florida. The views of the city of Tampa is beautiful and makes for a true outdoor experience. Enjoy the ride as you make your way to Snapper Fishing grounds!

Our local experts have years of experience cruising these waters and getting out to the local reefs for an abundance of species. Some of our experts have learned a variety of techniques including inshore fishing and offshore fishing. When the weather gets rough, you can always come in and catch some great species on lighter tackle.

Our experts had the pleasure of fishing with Ariel and Tai. They were traveling from California and Japan to do business at a convention. It was a fun morning with the owners of Jackall Lures this summer. The fish were all fired up and ready to be caught. Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico gives access to some of the best waters to catch Red Snapper and Mangrove Snapper. Sometimes when you go out you come across other species that can change the plans or direction of your fishing adventure.

Ariel and Tai wanted to catch mangrove and red snapper. They got the mangrove snapper all fired up on the local reef and started reeling them in. It was awesome to have a school of great fish below the boat. Sometimes when you fire up a school and you put out bait and get the water chummed up, you happen to acquire some unwanted guests. Tai was looking for a good fight and he sure got one.

As they were reeling in a mangrove or grey snapper left and right, they wanted to go for something bigger. Chunking out a bigger bait and letting it get to the bottom, it was not long until something picked it up. Tai was in for a long 20-minute fight that he actually had to have Arial assist him with. The taxmen were in town and they brought one to the boat. They caught a 7 foot, roughly 200-pound reef shark. It was an awesome fight. You just never know what you will catch on a Tampa Fishing Charter. When you bottom fish like such, you will always encounter sharks whether you are catching them or they steal the struggling fish you just hooked.

After getting taxed as they call it, the bite slowed down. After some time, the red snapper moved in. Ariel and Tai had a lot of fun catching several of them before the bite shut off. It was not long after the bite shut down that we decided to move inshore in order to catch a Red Fish. Unfortunately, this trip was on the weekend and the redfish were lock jawed.

Captain Brad had an awesome time with Ariel and Tai. They are looking forward to getting back on the water next time they visit Florida. You truly can’t beat what this beautiful area of Florida can offer you. Don’t miss out on your adventure in search for the inshore or offshore species of your dreams. Tampa Beach can most certainly accomplish your goals and dreams right here in Florida. We can’t wait to see you on the water next time!

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