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Tampa Fishing Charters

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Experience Tampa Bay fishing with a native Charter Captain, Capt Tim has plied the waters of Tampa Bay and it’s estuaries for nearly 3 decades. An experienced host with a touch of local flavor.

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Swift Fish Charters is owned and operated by Captain Tim Whitfield and is the best choice to handle all your South Tampa Fishing Charters needs. A native Floridian with an easy going personality makes a day fishing in Tampa Bay quite enjoyable. Capt Tim has been plying the waters of Tampa Bay for a large portion of his life. He has quickly become South Tampa’s most sought after captain. Just don’t mistake his laid back demeanor for lack of effort; he really just makes it look that easy.

Live the adventure with a Native Tampa Fishing Charter Captain!

Serving all of Tampa Bay and docked in South Tampa, Captain Tim spends over 250 days a year on the water. Spending that amount of time on the water one becomes in tune with the tides, current, and patterns of the fish. Fishing with a well seasoned veteran Tampa Bay Fishing Charter Captain drastically improves your odds of catching fish, even on the toughest of days and in the harshest conditions you can bear. Captain Tim has excellent reviews on Google, Facebook and Trip Advisor check them out! (search Swift Fish Charters)

About Captain Tim :

Capt Tim’s Florida roots run deep. He was born right here in Tampa in 1972, minutes away from the Hillsborough River. Capt Tim’s love for fishing and the outdoors started at an age earlier then he can remember. Much of his youth was spent fishing the lakes of Pasco county for Black Bass. In the early 90’s Tim was introduced to the briny flats of Tampa Bay and the addiction began. Redfish and Snook where the targets of many of his exploits. The countless hours spent the waters of Tampa Bay with some great fisherman and the basics learned from his Dad and Uncles laid the foundation for his eventual career.

Since then Capt Tim has become well versed in the many different species that call the Tampa Bay Estuary home. At the urging of friends Tim went to Sea School and was issued a U.S.C.G merchant mariner credential (Captains License). Capt Tim now has a quarter of a century of inshore fishing under his hat and has witnessed many days come and go on the water on his South Tampa Fishing Charters. Making his life and living from behind the polarized lens, Capt Tim has what it takes to get you on the fish. He has a close group of Captains he works closely with. What does this mean to you? It means you have the combined knowledge of 5 captains with a combined 1,000 days a year on the water. It means your Tampa Fishing Charters may be the fishing adventure of a lifetime.

Fun for the whole family on a South Tampa Fishing Charters !

Fun Family fishing trips are popular with the locals as well as those vacationing in the Tampa Bay area. Kids as young as 4 are no problem. Over the years Tim has found a livewell full of bait can entertain kids for hours. Trips like this are geared towards the kids, making it fun and entertaining is how we hook them for life!

Specializing in light tackle live bait fishing, prefer artificials? No problem!

Depending on the species targeted Swift Fish Charters can get your baits in front of the fish that invade your dreams. Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Shark and Mackerel and many other species populate the pristine waters of Tampa Bay. Trips can be species specific or for just what is biting the best. If you desire to target a specific species call or text Capt Tim at 813-714-0889 to check when the best time of year to target them. Our job is to make your South Tampa Fishing Charters a great experience no matter if your a novice or accomplished angler, all skill levels preferred.

Half Day or Full Day, our goal is to make your trip an Adventure!

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*Capt Tim is not affiliated with any booking service.

Saltwater Fishing

Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, Flounder, Black Drum, Mackerel, Sheepshead,Kingfish, Grouper and Sharks are the usual targets.

Nature Tours

Fishing Charters Tampa

See parts of the Florida Gulf Coast that escape other visitors.The Mangrove lined shores and the white sandy beaches, back bays, and rivers.


homosassa scalloping charters

Scallop season begins July 1st and runs through September 25th. What to expect: Morning trips begin at 730 or 8 am.

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