Experience Tampa, Florida’s Best Fishing Charters

Tampa Bay fishing charters can be an exciting adventure for all. Your Tampa bay fishing guide is an experienced Captain who spends well over 200 days per year on the waters of Tampa Bay either providing charters or scouting for the next one. You will be able to expect being aboard a boat with one of the top full time fishing guide Tampa fl. Your Tampa Bay fishing guide Capt. Steve Betz will instruct you on how to target the species of fish you are after. You will catch a variety of species on your fishing charters Tampa fl.

Inshore Charters

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Captain Steve Betz offers Tampa Inshore Fishing Charters targeting all of the coveted inshore species that Tampa Bay has to offer. Whether looking for a day of easy fishing or stalking the shallows for sight fishing opportunities, Flats and Bay Tampa Fishing Charters has you covered!

Tarpon Charters

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When that time of year arrives for the annual Tarpon migration, the Tampa waters heat up with droves of the Silver Kings. Tampa Tarpon fishing charters are generally available May through August, but do call ahead as these Tampa Tarpon fishing charters can start at any time.

Near Shore Charters

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The Tampa near-shore fishing charters with Flats & Bay Captain Steve Betz opens a whole new world of fishing opportunities. Thespecies can switch up a bit and can include kingfish, grouper, permit, and cobia. Nearshore charters are an excellent way to spend the day on the water.

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Ready for a relaxing day on the water with the calming sounds of a screaming drag?

Depending on the season, spring, winter, summer or fall you can expect to catch a wide variety of species with your Tampa Bay fishing guide Capt. Steve Betz on a 1/2, 3/4 or full day fishing charters Tampa fl.

Book a charter today with Flats and Bay Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

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A little about your Tampa Bay Fishing Charters Guide Capt. Steve Betz

Capt. Steve has lived in Tampa since 1969. He relocated to Tampa at the young age of 9 years old along with his mother, father and 5 brothers and sisters. Steve’s passion for fishing started at a young age fishing the local ponds, lakes and rivers. I the early 80’s Steve was introduced to the world of Snook fishing. Snook fishing was like no other he had done and he quickly became addicted to the salt. Over the years Steve stalked the many varieties of fish expanding his knowledge of Tampa Bay. With more than 25 years of saltwater fishing experience tucked into his tackle box he began his career doing full time Fishing charters in Tampa Bay.  Capt. Steve brings over 200 days a year of time spent on Tampa Bay to each and every one of his Tampa Bay Fishing Charters. As your fishing guide in Tampa Fl., Capt Steve will cater all types of fishermen, young, older, experienced and novice. Steve loves the opportunity to be able to share his knowledge and experiences as a Tampa Bay fishing guide. Capt. Steve runs family friendly Fishing Charters in Tampa Fl.

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Tampa Bay Fishing Charter Client Testimonials

Todd says,

Enjoyed a nice day on the water with Capt. Steve. All 3 of us had personal bests of Snook, Redfish and Mackeral. We also caught whiting, sheepshead, puffer and ladyfish. We kept 8 fish but caught many more. If we were not on fish, Steve moved until we got on them. he switched up baits, chummed and provided a great learning experience that we could use on future outings, on the water to catch fish on our own. Capt. Steve iced our fish, we cleaned them at home. We recommend Capt. Steve for first timers to old salts. He fits the bill as a very Good Guide.

Kelly says,

My sister and her husband were visiting from Missouri and love to fish, so I thought what the heck, there must be guides around here. We just bought a vacation house in Safety Harbor and didn’t want to go too far away. Who knew we could literally fish in our own back yard? Captain Steve is very reliable and affable, knows his stuff and does his darnedest to make everyone happy. On this particular day we didn’t slay the fish, but caught enough to keep it interesting. Some nice Jack, Snook, Red Fish and Sea Trout. When the fish are running at the surface it is really exciting.
I will look forward to exploring some lure fishing, especially top water with Captain Steve on the next adventure. We are just getting to know the area, and are grateful to find a true professional who likes what he does!

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Tampa Bay Fishing Guide Captain Steve Betz is endorsed by some of the fishing industry’s top manufacturers and associations.

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What type of fish with be caught on my Tampa Bay Fishing Charters?

Depending on the season; spring, winter, summer or fall you can expect to catch a wide variety of species with your Tampa Bay fishing guide Capt. Steve Betz. Flats and Bay Tampa Bay Fishing Charters offers 1/2, 3/4 or full day fishing charters in Tampa fl. Some of the species you may catch on a Tampa fishing charters are, but not limited to, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Cobia and Sharks. During Tampa Bay fishing charters you never know what you may catch! Tampa Bay provides a large variety of fish that most only dream of catching with a Tampa Bay fishing guide.

What about Sport Fishing Charters Tampa Fl ?

Tampa Bay starts to get a migration of Tarpon in early spring. Tarpon are one of Tampa’s premier Sport Fishing charters Tampa Fl. When you hook into a Tarpon, aka The Silver King, on your Sport Fishing charters Tampa Fl you will know you have hooked the fish of a life time! The battle will begin, your heart will start pumping, the adrenaline will flow and the sweat will pour from your body. All while you battle to bring your sport fishing charters Tampa Fl trophy boat side! Every jump and drag ripping run will put you the man or women angler to the test! Are you ready for your sport fishing charters Tampa Fl adventure of a life time?

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Tampa Bay Fishing

Tampa Bay Fishing is a world apart from the rest of the states fisheries. Very few areas offer the chance at targeting more species in more types of environments than right here. In backcountry pockets you can find lurking Snook and Redfish skimming the mud flats. Out front in the grass flats you again can find Snook patrolling the edges of the mangroves, while right behind you massive pushes can be sight casted from tailing Red’s. Finding Flounder near shallow structure is very common, as well as Gator Seatrout working the bait pods just a little further out. Heading nearshore you can find Cobia and Kingfish, as well as chances at Grouper and Sharks!

Tampa Bay Fishing waters come in from several locations creating a dynamic inshore fishery. The tidal flows and water flows come together to create amazing differences in the sea floor. At the same time this mix of currents and tides create a highly active fishery with “fish highways.” Popular Florida gamefish species travel the entire bay and can be found all year round. This is why Flats and Bay Tampa Fishing Charters has centralized our efforts here.

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Tampa Bay Fishing Tarpon Migration

One of the most exciting times of year here is the annual Tarpon migration. Tampa Bay fishing for Tarpon is second to none on both spin and fly tackle. With the migration starting up in May the charter boat spots fill up quick. Let Flats & Bay Fishing Charters get you on these fish!

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Inshore & Nearshore Fishing in Tampa

The border between what would be considered inshore and nearshore offers an amazing assortment of fish species. Pushing a little further out you can expect to hook up with Permit in structure, Kingfish in the pelagic zone, and Grouper working the bottoms. Let Flats & Bay handle your next nearshore fishing charter!

Sport Fishing Charters Tampa Fl

Tampa Flats and Bay Fishing Charters offers your chance at Sport Fishing Charters Tampa Fl. Whether looking for inshore species or deeper water fish we have you covered. Flats and Bay Tampa Fishing Charters has spent decades perfecting the approach to all of the species that inhabit and migrate through this fishery. In this you can expect that regardless of your chosen trip type that we have all of your fishing needs and desires covered.

 

Inshore & Nearshore Sport Fishing Charters Tampa Fl

Flats and Bay Fishing Charters Tampa offers you the opportunity to choose your style of fishing trip. Our famous inshore trips are the most popular, while nearshore fishing charters offer a new dynamic to the Tampa Bay fishing scene. Both trips offer an array of sportfish that the Florida fishery is known for. Don’t hesitate to Contact Us for more info or reserve today!

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Ready for a relaxing day on the water with the calming sounds of a screaming drag?

Depending on the season, spring, winter, summer or fall you can expect to catch a wide variety of species with your Tampa Bay fishing guide Capt. Steve Betz on a 1/2, 3/4 or full day fishing charters Tampa fl.

Book a charter today with Flats and Bay Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay

Sport Fishing Charters Tampa Fl

Inshore Sport Fishing Charters Tampa Fl

Sport fishing charters Tampa Fl that take place inshore is what draws anglers worldwide to the area. From backcountry Snook to sight casting tailing Redfish, these charters area always something special.

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Nearshore Sport Fishing Charters Tampa Fl

The nearshore sport fishing charters Tampa Fl offer an expanded list of targeted species. From migrating Pelagics to bottom dwelling Grouper and Sharks – This trip never ceased to be one of the best we offer.