Fishing Charters in Tampa and St Petersburg, FL
Tampa and St Petersburg have gained notoriety among anglers as one of the hottest light tackle fishing spots in the US. The bay has a variety of unique ecosystems that range from deep blue water to shallow flats, making this area one of the most diverse and versatile fishing locations in the US.
If you're thinking of going Tampa fishing or St Petersburg fishing, you've come to the right place. Let me tell you a little more about what we have in store for you...
There is no better time for an Xtreme fishing charter...
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Me? Well I'm Will Shook... I grew up here, and I have a passion for fishing. If anyone was ever looking for me the first place they'd check was to see if my boat was gone, so I guess it came as no surprise to my friends that I decided to become a fishing guide. And now I'd like to share my enthusiasm, and the excitement of stalking and catching fish with you.
We'll be fishing on my custom built Canyon Bay 23' bay boat. It's designed to run safe, smooth, and comfortable, getting us quickly to my favorite spots.
Our year-round fishing encompasses every one of the major species of inshore game fish that are sought out by tropical anglers. For starters there's the Tarpon, often running in excess of 100 pounds... Their fury and power is unmatched by any inshore species. We also have Snook... Sleek, crafty, and fast... And always up for a brawl. And of course Redfish... So tough and challenging there is actually a fishing tour dedicated to them. We also have many other saltwater species of fish, and you can bet there isn't a single one of them that will give up easy.
October 5, 2016
October is here and our Tampa Bay fishing options are endless. Water temperatures started to fall last month and will continue drop. October is one of my favorite months to fish. The weather starts to cool, the redfish bite is going off, snook are on the move, trout continue to keep rods bent. Why wouldn’t October be everyone’s favorite?
The Tampa Bay redfish bite was good last month and should continue to get better this month. The redfish have been taking live white bait (scaled sardines). The key is to have plenty of bait to keep the redfish chummed up and interested. If artificial is your thing, top water plugs with a mullet pattern would be my choice.
The snook fishing around Tampa Bay continues to be steady. Most fish are on the move but will be settling in as we start to see some cold fronts push south. Live bait is the most productive way to catch snook but not the only way. I like to throw MirrOlure Top Dog (red head/white body) surface bait. Watching a snook of any size crush a top water lure is exciting.
Fishing trout in Tampa Bay has been great and will continue as temperatures drop. Look for any grass flat with good tidal flow and a good source of bait, and you are sure to run into some trout. I prefer a live shrimp under a cork. Most soft plastics with a 1/8 ounce jig head, is hard for a trout to turn down.
To book your Tampa Bay fishing charter with Captain Will Shook, call 813.732.5971