The fishery in and around Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tarpon Springs is diverse, with numerous species prized by the sport fishing community. Below is a description of just some of the available fishing opportunities:
During the summer months you'll find snook cruising just off beaches surrounding Tampa Bay, and throughout most of the year, you'll also find snook in the bay itself. They're not found in as abundant numbers as redfish, so they can be a bit more difficult to locate. The Florida Department of Wildlife enforces a catch and release policy at various times of the year. But, even if you can't keep your fish, they're worth fishing for due to their size and ability to fight.
While smaller juvenile tarpon can be found throughout the year, the world renowned Tarpon run occurs for only a few short months in late spring and summer. If you're lucky enough to be fishing with Capt. Billy during this time and the tarpon are running, prepare yourself for some truly spectacular fishing. You'll be fishing within just a few miles of the beach, and there's a real potential to catch an absolute monster fish.
Found in abundance year-round throughout Tampa Bay, the opportunities for redfish are endless. Both shallow water and deep water fishing opportunities exist. A particularly challenging approach is site casting shallow grass flats for redfish. You'll visually locate the fish in shallow water. Once located, Capt. Billy will bring you within casting distance, where you can test your ability to make the perfect cast! For the less experienced angler, there are plenty of other ways Capt. Billy can get you on the bull redfish of your dreams.
For all of our charters we provide the following:
- All Fishing Licenses and Permits
- Rods & Reels
- Artificial Bait and Terminal Tackle
- First Aid Kit
- Coolers loaded with Ice
** Equipment may vary based on style of Charter
What you should bring:
- Drinks such as water, Gatorade, Powerade, Propel, etc.
- Beer in moderation is welcomed; however, absolutely no liquor.
- Sunblock, sunglasses.
*Payment/Cancellation Policy: $100/day* deposit required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations with 7 or more days notice will result in full refund of deposit. There is no cost to client for cancellation made by Captain due to poor weather conditions or other reasons at his discretion, the trip will be re-scheduled.
Once you have paid your deposit your charter is on the books. Capt. Davis will contact you within 48 hours after deposit has been confirmed. This will provide us the opportunity to review, change and/or plan detailed information regarding your customized charter.
* online processing fee applied to all reservations
Based on your desired target species, and to make the best use of your time, we may work from one of the various boat ramps listed below.
6701 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33711
Courtney Campbell Boat Ramp
W Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, Fl. 33615
Nick's Park Boat Ramp
7929 Bayview St
Port Richey, Fl. 34668
Hudson Beach Park
6325 Clark St
Hudson, Fl. 34667