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 Aeon 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.
May 20, 2014
Fishing Has Been Hot!
The bite has been hot coming out of spring. Look for things to stay hot all summer.
The redfish bite has been strong all spring. We will continue fishing redfish most of the summer. We are fishing light tackle spinning gear with live and cut bait, with great success. We mainly have been getting overslot fish, ranging 10lbs up to 15lbs with a few keepers mixed in. Fishing the grass flats, ranging in depths of 2′-3′, have been productive. A grass flat with good tidal flow and what we like to call a “alive”, are good characteristics for holding redfish.
The snook bite has slowed down a little for me but should start to pick up. Snook spawn season starts this month and fish will schooled up eating heavily to prepare for spawn. We will be fishing around our area beaches, passes and bridges for snook. Good tidal flow is a most for catching good snook. Live bait has been the key to getting snook to eat. Light tackle spinning gear is the setup. Fish range from 25″ up to 35″ with some bigger 40″ available. It is catch and release only and we are sure to handle each fish with extreme care. Take a quick picture and release unharmed.
The trout fishing has been consistent. Fishing the grass flats has produced some nice fish. As temperatures on the flats get to hot, look for the bigger fish to move deep. Trout are ranging 17″-20″ with some bigger one mixed in. We can stay on a consistent bite all summer.
May starts tarpon season. Will started out the season with a couple tarpon ranging in the 80lb class range. We lost a dozen fish well over the 125lbs class. Look for things to heat up and continue through June. We have started to fish the beaches and passes. Live threadfins, live crabs and cut bait, are baits of choice. Most fish are caught on spinning gear. A fight ranging between 15-35 minutes is not uncommon. Our fish range from 60lbs up to 200lbs. I still have some availability in May and June. Call me know. 813.732.5971