Tampa Bay is the ultimate travel destination when looking to get away. It’s pristine nature and beautiful beaches make it a perfect spot to spend some time in the outdoors. You will never go bored here in Tampa Bay as there is something to do for everyone. Experience this world-class destination along with its incredible outdoor fishing adventures. Enjoy a Tampa Bay fishing charter next time visiting Florida.
Tampa Beach is part of the chain of barrier islands located on the east coast of Florida. It has a dense history of exploration and discovery. If you are looking for your next place to explore, this is most certainly one you can get lost in. The holidays are coming up and this is the perfect destination to adventure to. Whether you enjoy luxury resorts, golf courses or numerous sandy beaches, you can have it all. Don’t miss out on a fishing charter, inshore, freshwater or deep sea while you are here.
Family activities are essential when visiting Florida. Tampa Beach offers exceptional family water activities that can truly enhance your experience here. Saltwater fishing is a great way to get your family in the outdoors as well as bond with them like you haven’t before. Take a break from the beautiful resorts, sandy beaches and hitting the golf balls and hop on board with our local experts.
Our local experts have explored and uncovered all the waters possible in Tampa Beach. When you adventure out Tampa Deep Sea Fishing, you can count that you are going to have the best experience possible. Our captains have been fishing the area for over 35 years and have caught every saltwater species in the area. Captain Scott is a local fishing expert that will put you on fish and enrich you with years of knowledge of Tampa Beach.
Captain Scott had the pleasure of fishing with a wonderful family this month. Amauri, his brother Marcos, his son Marcos and his son Marco along with two young ladies came out to explore what offshore fishing had to offer. They were traveling from Brazil to spend some time at this beautiful destination. While here, they had to get out in the deep blue sea.
They adventured out on a two day fishing charter out of Tampa Beach. The weather conditions were great on both days. Sea conditions were not as great on the first day creating an opportunity to fish closer to shore. While fishing there, they caught several species of fish. The main catch was migrating and spawning Redfish. Most of the catches of redfish weighed in at 20-50 pounds.
Sea conditions laid down and allowed them to go offshore the second day. Bottom fishing was what they wanted to do while offshore fishing. Captain Scott took them 25 miles offshore to one of his productive bottom fishing spots. After several drops, they started hooking into big red snapper. Cut bait was the magic on this fishing trip.
This awesome group got to experience many different catches. They had a grouper on as well but you have to know how to fish for them. When grouper get hooked into, they want to run and dig into the rocks. Once this happens, you are most likely going to lose the fish.
Some additional species caught were sea bass. Sea bass can be caught on the bottom as well. Interesting enough, the reef they were fishing also was holding barracuda. This group really enjoyed landing a 5 foot barracuda.
Captain Scott really enjoyed fishing with these clients. It is always nice to be able to share something you love with travelers and visitors. Captain Scott holds Tampa Beach close to his heart and would love to show you what is so magical about this destination. He looks forward to seeing you on the water next time.
Tampa Beach is the perfect location to spend time in the outdoors. Whether it is inshore or offshore fishing, you can have a great time with your family or friends. Take a break from the beautiful beaches and resorts and hop on board for what could be the adventure of your lifetime! Let’s get you hooked up and we are looking forward to getting you out on the water.
The Holiday breaks are right around the corner and planning your Florida vacation is in full effect. When you are coming to Florida to visit relatives and enjoy holiday dinners, don’t forget to get some fresh air. There is no better way to do that than embarking on a Florida fishing adventure. Several destinations and styles of fishing are prominent this time of year. Here is a breakdown of all the best Holiday Florida fishing charters during your breaks.
Florida Inshore Fishing can provide you with a truly unique experience in November and December. Many species can be caught depending on where you are traveling to. Whether you want a Redfish or a Giant Snook, Florida is the destination for you. When you adventure out inshore fishing you never have to worry about getting sea sick as you are fishing calm waters, so you can hop on board after thanksgiving without any problems.
Daytona Beach through Tampa poses the hottest location in the state for inshore fishing this month. If you are looking to catch the biggest redfish of your life, this is the spot to do it. Our local experts have knowledge and experience to get you on fish all trip long. Each trip you can almost be guaranteed to catch one trophy sized redfish. While you are waiting for the big bite, you can also catch sea trout, sheepshead, black drum and many more species. You will never get tired of fishing here in North Florida.
Don’t miss out on the tail end of the mullet run either. Florida Snook, Jack Crevalle and Tarpon are feeding strong on the mullet. As the mullet move down the coast and into the backwaters, it gives you a perfect opportunity to catch big inshore species. Get out with a local expert that knows your destination. Night fishing in Tampa is incredibly fun especially for first timers. Every location will provide you with a unique experience worth trying.
Tampa Bass Fishing is a highlight during the Holiday season. If you are looking to land that trophy largemouth bass, Central Florida is the place to visit. Several lakes including Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Tarpon, the Butler Chain of Lakes and even the North side of the Legendary Lake Okeechobee have been producing excellent fishing. All of these lakes especially Lake Okeechobee are in excellent condition. The grass is growing nicely providing great structure for largemouth to grow big. While visiting Central Florida for the Holidays, give bass fishing a try and watch how much it bonds the family together.
Last but not least, Florida deep sea fishing season is upon us as colder water rolls through. Florida is the best destination for getting offshore and going deep sea fishing. If you can battle the seas, which we would recommend doing before Holiday dinner, adventure out from Cape Canaveral to Daytona for quick access to some incredible offshore species. Right now, large schools of Blackfin Tuna are everywhere. You can also catch mahi-mahi just offshore within 20 miles. Tampa possesses some of the best bottom fishing for snapper and grouper. You never know what you will reel up which makes fishing extremely exciting and abundant.
While you are covering these waters you may also get to experience the star of the show this month, the sailfish. Sailfish are here and they are here to stay for the next couple of months. Cooler water temperatures draw them close as they chase bait and the holiday season is a prime time to go fishing for them. Go out there and fly a kite in search for one of the most acrobatic species you will ever get to experience. Hold on for the fight of your life with a local expert near your desired destination.
We look forward to getting the opportunity to explore Florida with you. Our local experts can help you search down any Florida fishing species. Let’s get you and your family hooked up on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. You won’t regret exploring the unknown as you spend some quality time away from everything on one of the endless fisheries here in Florida. Enjoy your vacation here in Florida and soak up some sunshine one fish at a time!
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!
Have you ever asked yourself, “Can I Catch Snapper in Tampa, Florida?” The answer to that is most certainly you can. Tampa is one of the best destinations to catch a variety of different snapper that is absolutely delicious to eat. While adventuring out on a Tampa Grouper Fishing Charter, let the Ponce Inlet take you away into excellent fishing territory!
One of the benefits of fishing in Tampa is that you can truly get to experience an inshore or offshore fishing trip. When you are on a Tampa deep sea fishing charter, you have to travel sometimes up to 26 miles to get to the best fishing grounds.
Captain Mark adventured out on a perfect day for some fishing. Conditions were nice with 5-10 mph winds that kept the day cool and exciting. Eric, Doug, Katie, and Dan were even more excited to get to travel offshore on our fishing charter. They were in store for an awesome day!
When Captain Mark arrived at the fishing grounds, the group immediately started catching them. Bottom Fishing is the tactic and method of choice when fishing in Tampa. They were catching Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snappers, and short Groupers. Eric, Doug, Katie, and Dan kept roughly half of the fish along with one keeper grouper.
Captain Mark had one heavy rod out for a larger grouper and the line went off while waiting. It was something big but we could not make out what it was. After a 30 minute battle, the fish surfaced and it was a 7-foot hammerhead shark. You never know what you will catch when adventuring out fishing here in Tampa on a Tampa Grouper Fishing Charter.
After bottom fishing, the group wanted to try some trolling. When trolling here offshore in Tampa, you are in search for Mahi Mahi and big fish like King Mackerel or Kingfish. They were not able to connect with a Kingfish but found caught a Spanish mackerel.
Captain Mark is looking forward to fishing with Eric, Doug, Katie, and Dan again in the future. If you are looking for a great way to bond with your family, a Tampa Fishing Charter is the way to go. While visiting the Gulf Coast, adventure out into the depths and see what you can hook yourself into. You never know what will happen and where the ride will take you. Enjoy the gorgeous Florida sun in a variety of different ways when traveling to Florida! We will see you on the water next time.
When traveling to Florida you must experience the endless opportunities to get in the outdoors. You can spend a Three Day Florida Fishing Mania with family or friends. Tampa Florida offers some of the best fishing you can set your hook into. I never could have imagined the number of memories that could be created with Captain Wayne.
Captain Wayne had the pleasure of fishing with Laura and her dad Jim. They were traveling from Chicago on vacation with no expectation to what was to come. Laura was surprising her dad on a Florida Fishing adventure of a lifetime over the course of three days.
The first day out was spent Lake Tarpon Bass Fishing. Lake Tarpon is looking beautiful this time of year. Fall is the perfect time to soak in the scenery and explore new parts of the lake. You could be highly surprised at what you can experience on a lake this size.
Laura and Jim enjoyed the partly cloudy weather conditions with temperatures in the mid-90s. While waiting on the bite, they sat back and relaxed with a nice breeze in the air. Great weather promotes a great bite this time of year as they put over 20 largemouth bass in the boat. They caught some quality ones too with the biggest weighing 5 pounds 4 ounces.
They both shared the passion for fishing but never got a chance to key in on artificial baits. Wild-caught shiners were the most effective technique to catch largemouth bass on Lake Tarpon. It is also very exciting since you never know when you are going to land that fish you have been dreaming of.
Captain Wayne adventured out to something different on their second day. Tampa Deep Sea Fishing for Mahi Mahi or Dolphin was something that was always fascinating to Laura and Jim. There is nothing like cruising off the shores of the beach and into an unpredictable day out in the ocean.
We had a window of great weather for most of the day with storms expected for the afternoon. The seas were at 2 to 4 foot most of the day which wasn’t a problem for catching fish.
Laura and Jim really wanted to catch this delicious fish that they haven’t gotten the chance to do before. We made it happen with a slow start catching non-keepers. Being patient is the game while you are Florida Fishing and we finally connected with the keeper we were waiting for.
It was not long after that one keeper that they got to experience something they would never forget. Two more hits and fish started a Mania that was highly unexpected. We came across a school of Mahi that rewarded us with 40 Mahi in the boat. It is always good to preserve the fishery so we only kept 14 of them and released the rest.
After an experience like that their arms were very tired and their faces were sore from the amount of laughs and smiles. They had dinner for multiple nights and they called it a day.
On their final day with Captain Wayne was something they wanted to check off their bucket list for a long time. Redfish has always been the species that they have wanted to catch. Tampa is the perfect location to catch a variety of the species, especially your first Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, and Snook.
It was looking like a great day again with beautiful weather for another amazing fishing trip. The mostly sunny conditions promoted excellent fishing. A mix of 25 Redfish and Black Drum were caught along with a few Snook. They were excited to catch the quality Redfish they did.
One of the many things people love about Redfish fishing is the fight they put up. You could never imagine the strength they have when they are on the end of your line. Laura and Jim thoroughly enjoyed catching their first Bull Redfish.
It was truly an honor and my pleasure to provide Jim a gift from Laura that they will never forget. I am looking forward to the next time they return to catch more of these incredible species here in Florida.
If you are looking for a memorable fishing adventure that will provide you stories for a lifetime, do not look further than the great state of Florida. We can provide all that you need to enjoy a great day out on the water with the ones that are important to you.
I know next time I am visiting Florida and Tampa, I will be chasing all the species I can from salt to freshwater.
Consider a Fishing Adventure with Captain Wayne next time you are in Florida.
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Are you planning on bringing your family to Orlando to visit the theme parks? Have you been here before and don’t know what to do on your additional days here? Orlando is filled with endless hidden treats that you can embark on outside the theme parks. The best Orlando outdoor activities are just within a car ride away.
When you are visiting Central Florida and specifically Orlando, there is one outdoor activity that trumps them all: Fishing. Florida fishing here in Orlando is absolutely exceptional all year round. Whether you want freshwater bass fishing or saltwater fishing, you have access to it. Florida bass fishing is easily accessed as Orlando is surrounded by hundreds of freshwater lakes.
Our local experts have years of experience that provide the knowledge to put you on the biggest fish of your life. Orlando has two dominate lakes that produce fantastic trips all year: the Butler Chain of Lakes and Lake Tohopekaliga. Both of these beautiful lakes are within minutes of the theme parks in Orlando. If you are looking for a quick getaway and want to get the rod bent, this is one of the best opportunities.
But if saltwater fishing is a better alternative or more appealing to you, the east coast holds the most exceptional fishing the state has to offer. Just a short drive away you can be on some excellent species whether in Tampa or Cape Canaveral. Most noteworthy, the inshore fishing for redfish is by far the best experience. You don’t have to worry about sea sickness on this fishing trip. While you cruise the backwaters, you will be able to experience endless wildlife and hard-pulling inshore species.
Don’t count out though battling the seas for big pelagic species including sailfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo, kingfish as well as bottom fish like grouper and snapper. Furthermore, offshore or deep sea fishing is a great opportunity to get the whole family on the water, especially larger parties for some outdoor fun.
If you want to stay closer to Orlando, you can also experience several other awesome outdoor water activities. Staying cool and refreshed is not a problem in Central Florida especially if you visit the Orlando Watersports Complex. While you won’t be setting the hook into your dream fish, you can learn how to wakeboard, wakesurf, kneeboard or waterski with professional, kind and attentive staff. This is a great addition to your Florida outdoor vacation
The outdoors truly can enhance your Florida vacation. One of the other amazing experiences you can encounter is Gator Land. Learn all about our wildlife at this incredible place. You will not only educate yourself on Florida’s wildlife but you can zip line through the park along with watch reptile shows that can amuse your family. Add this to your freshwater fishing trip and you will truly get to explore all Orlando has to offer.
Above all, when you visit Florida, don’t miss out on getting outdoors. Enjoy the beautiful weather, get some sun in your face and experience everything Florida has to offer. Each time of year will give you a breathtaking view and most certainly a different fishing experience. Fishing along with the additional outdoor activities mentioned can help you create memories worth a lifetime. Orlando, Florida is the ultimate family destination that can satisfy all your needs in one location. We look forward to sharing the experience with you!
Florida has incredible fishing adventures that can experience all year round. When traveling down or up to the west coast of Florida, experience a Fishing Charter that will leave you wanting more.
Tampa, Florida is a beautiful place to visit. It has many different attractions from its gorgeous sandy beaches to the inshore and offshore fishing adventures.
I had the pleasure of fishing with Kelly and her party that wanted to experience what the waters of the Gulf had to offer. One of the best parts about fishing here is the endless amounts of opportunity you have to catch the fish you have been after.
While we were slow trolling live bait, we were able to box a 30 pound King Mackerel. They enjoyed the rush and fight from this amazing fish. Aggressive Barracuda also came out to play and we caught a number of those. Not necessarily targeted but very exciting to catch for all ages.
Off the coast of Tampa, you can catch a multitude of species of fish. The possibilities are endless. Take a break from the beautiful beaches and enjoy the view from a beautiful boat that trolls the waters in search for all the major game fish.
We look forward to fishing with these wonderful people again in the future and if you want some of this action this summer, do not miss out!
Come Catch Yours Today with Captain Gabe exploring Tampa Florida!
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Great weather for fishing. West winds are starting to stack up some weeds offshore, and they proved to be somewhat fishy this trip. NE of the weather buoy some tightly scattered weeds proved to be just what the icebox needed. We started around the perimeter first, and the results came slowly, but good. First fish in was a 15lb Mahi. Like the last few weeks of fishing these anglers had never caught a “Dolphin”, and made it the target species of the trip. No company with this catch, so lines back to work.
Client David Bunch and his friend were traveling from Oklahoma to adventure out on a Tampa Offshore Trolling Charter. They were in-store for an amazing day of fishing with great fish in the boat. You never know what to expect when Tampa Offshore Trolling!
Another half hour, and the line goes off again. It did not seem too big till the angler put some bend in the rod, then a couple hundred yards of line peeled. This fish was not a jumper, but still we waited till we seen the colors to know what we had. It took a while with our Dolphin rigs to finally work it to the boat, but the Blue stripes was a very welcome sight. Wahoo in the boat. This 50lb fish made the day for these guys, and we still had time to fish.
Another pass around the area with no results, so we decided to cut through the weed field. A little time passed, and a lot of cleaning fouled lines of weed, but another hookup. Another Mahi-Mahi was on the line, dragging weeds with it. As we got it near the boat we saw it had company. The second fish did not take the other lines, so a pitch rod went to work. It looked, it followed, but nada. Other offerings were put in front of it but it turned its nose up at all we offered, and eventually made its way off. We sent lines back out, working the weed field some more with no more action while Tampa Offshore Trolling.
Finally we headed to 8A to see if we could pick up a King or two to make a Slam. One line down, another out the back, and into slow gear we went. 20 minutes into the run, the downrigger released, and drag went out. This fish came to the surface and went airborne. A nice 20 lb bull Mahi was on the line. We worked it to the boat, and about a foot short of gaff range it decided it no longer wanted to play the game, and unhooked itself. Big smiles were on the anglers faces despite the loss of this fish. With lobster red sun burnt skin, they were ready to return to port and clean fish.
The desire to spread or scatter the ashes of a loved one in a special place is an ever increasingly popular choice. It is a dignified and simple alternative to the conventional funeral and Tampa Florida Fishing can help you make arrangements with a captain and vessel to provide this service. A funeral at sea is a time-honored tradition. It is less costly than a conventional funeral and in many ways is much more refined. We provide for a private charter to take up to 6 attendees out for the scattering in most major ports in Florida. If you are unable to go out to sea, one of our captains will take the cremated remains offshore and scatter the ashes for you. Unattended we provide a respectful, dignified sea scattering service locally in most major ports in Florida.
Burial at Sea–Rules and Regulations.
Ocean Scattering… As no special permitting is required for this in Florida, you may also do the scattering yourself. There are certain requirements as set forth below for all ocean remains scattering. This is the actual Environmental Protection Agency rule on the burial of human remains at sea.
(a) All persons subject to title I of the Act are hereby granted a general permit to transport human remains from the United States and all persons owning or operating a vessel or aircraft registered in the United States or flying the United States flag and all departments, agencies, or instrumentalities of the United States are hereby granted a general permit to transport human remains from any location for the purpose of burial at sea and to bury such remains at sea subject to the following conditions:
(1) Except as herein otherwise provided, human remains shall be prepared for burial at sea and shall be buried in accordance with accepted practices and requirements as may be deemed appropriate and desirable by the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, or civil authority charged with the responsibility for making such arrangements;
(2) Burial at sea of human remains which are not cremated shall take place no closer than 3 nautical miles from land and in water no less than one hundred fathoms (six hundred feet) deep and in no less than three hundred fathoms (eighteen hundred feet) from (i) 27 deg.30’00” to 31 deg.00’00” North Latitude off St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral, Florida; (ii) 82 deg.20’00” to 84 deg.00’00” West Longitude off Dry Tortugas, Florida; and (iii) 87 deg.15’00” to 89 deg.50’00” West Longitude off the Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana, to Pensacola, Florida. All necessary measures shall be taken to ensure that the remains sink to the bottom rapidly and permanently; and
(3) Cremated remains shall be buried in or on ocean waters without regard to the depth limitations specified in paragraph (a)(2) of this section provided that such burial shall take place no closer than 3 nautical miles from land.
(b) For purposes of this section and Secs. 229.2 and 229.3, land means that portion of the baseline from which the territorial sea is measured, as provided for in the Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, which is in closest proximity to the proposed disposal site.
(c) Flowers and wreaths consisting of materials which are readily decomposable in the marine environment may be disposed of under the general permit set forth in this section at the site at which disposal of human remains is authorized.
(d) All burials conducted under this general permit shall be reported within 30 days to the Regional Administrator of the Region from which the vessel carrying the remains departed.
The following Notice to EPA is required to be filed within 30 days.
All burials conducted shall be reported within 30 days to the EPA Region in writing. The following information should be included and mailed or faxed to the appropriate Region. You can copy the information below or complete and print the Region 4 burial at sea form (PDF)
NAME OF DECEASED:
DATE OF BURIAL/SCATTER:
TYPES OF REMAINS:
Cremated ( )
Non-Cremated ( )
LOCATION OF BURIAL/SCATTER
Distance from shore: (minimum of 3 nautical miles)
Depth of water:
VESSEL POINT OF CONTACT
PORT OF DEPARTURE:
FOR NON-CREMATED REMAINS
Did the remains appear to rapidly sink to the ocean floor? Yes ( ) No ( )
DIRECTOR OR PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS