Tampa Bay Redfish schools

Tampa Bay offshore fishing charters offer some of the most thrilling angling experiences in the world of deep sea fishing. Captain Matt offers fishing off the coast of Tampa Bay for Kingfish, Gag Grouper, Permit, Red Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Yellow Snapper, Lane Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Mackerel, False Albacore, Dorado, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Barracuda, and many varieties of shark, even an occasional Blackfin Tuna or Sailfish.

Tampa Bay mixes its fertile water with the open Gulf of Mexico feeding the massive schools of baitfish that hang off the mouth of the Bay year round. With such a tremendous amount of bait readily available, the bay area Gulf waters attract predatory fish of all size and species. Captain Matt offers offshore charters for everything that swims in the deep blue. So if you are looking to fill the cooler or do battle with a true sea monster, he is prepared for it.

The action is fast and furious out in the open water, so weather you are a beginner, seasoned pro, or avid fly fisherman, there is fishing out there that fits your abilities. For those fishermen who always dreamed of doing battle with a giant fish like the old man in the sea, Matt is your fishing guide. He has guided countless fishermen to Goliath Grouper up to 500 pounds. He claims if you can hold on to the rod, he can hook you up. The shark fishing is truly first class out there as well with Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Brown Sharks, Nurse Sharks and Lemon Sharks just to name a few.

Bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper is a sure way to get some great eating fish. For those of you that love to hear screaming drags, it is hard to beat the Gulfs pelagic fish Kingfish, Tuna, Mackerel, Jacks, Dorado and Permit. They feed close to the surface, fight tremendously hard and can make for unbelievably fast action. Sometimes the action is as fast as you can keep your lines rigged up on fish from 5 to 40 pounds making the fish particular vulnerable to new fisherman and novice fly fisherman.

The open Gulf is much more protected than the Atlantic so there are a lot more days Captain Matt’s charters can get out there and take advantage of the great fishing the Gulf has to offer. If it’s too rough though, the good news is his charters are only 10 minutes away from some of the best flats fishing in the country so there are always good alternatives.

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