Tampa Bay Fishing Charters in the Fall

Fall has arrived in Tampa Bay and the fishing is excellent. I have been doing a lot of snook fishing charters as well as Tampa fly fishing trips. The snook bite has really started to go off with tons of snook in the creeks and river mouths. They have begun their annual fall feeding frenzy to fatten up for the winter. Top water plugs and white bait fish flies are doing the trick. Depending on the weather you will find them in the back country passes or just outside them. High water is the preferred time to target snook. This action should continue until around Christmas barring any extended cold snaps.

The redfish on chillier days are using the same creeks and passes. It won’t be long until our negative winter low tides offer up the best sight fishing of the year. Crystal clear water will warm in the shallows and redfish will dot the flats as they sun themselves mid day. Gator trout will begin to do the same. Speaking of trout in Tampa Bay, some larger fish have arrived with the cooler weather. Large spotted seatrout are one of the most beautiful fish that inhabit the inshore environment.

On the Tampa Fly Fishing front fall brings lots of new opportunities. Pompano and bluefish have arrived on the flats with Spanish Mackerel in the mix. This mixed bag offers fly fishermen in Tampa Bay the opportunity to keep the long rod bent all day long. Another great fish to target on fly is the jack crevalle. Pound for pound this fish is one of the toughest in the ocean. They are available in all sizes this time of year throughout the bay. Get more information on Tampa Fly Fishing.

You can call or text me at 305-340-9863 or visit our website for Tampa Fishing Charters. Come experience the best fishing of the year in Tampa Bay.

Tight Lines, Capt. Brandon