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28
Nov

Tampa Bay Fishing charters

Tampa Bay Fishing charters Recent weather patterns have made for some fantastic fishing. At times it has bordered on epic! Snook have been plentiful as the water temperatures hover right around the 70 degree mark. Over the next 15 days the weather predictions are showing stable conditions. Stability this time of year makes for awesome …

28
Nov

Homosassa Scalloping Charters

Scalloping  Charters Homosassa The season is set to open July 1 2018 and end Set 24, 2018. Nothing much has changed as far as limits and boundaries go. The limit is still 10 gallons per boat in the shell or 1/2 gallon per boat cleaned. Scallops are tasty morsels and here is a great recipe …

2
Nov

Tampa Fishing Charters

Tampa Fishing Charters report Tampa Bay on artificials or live bait The water temps have dipped into the high 60’s. That means things are shaking up and fish are moving and feeding in preparation for the coming winter. Bait is still around and the fish will pummel a live offering if given the chance. This …

20
Sep

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters report

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters Post Irma Report Tampa Bay Fishing Charters after the storm have produced solid catches or trout and snook with the occasional redfish in the mix. the water is dark but the clairty is improving daily as the tides flush and the Tampa Bay settles. Bait is still around if yu know …

17
Aug

Tampa Bay Fishing charters Book now!

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters Fishing Tampa Bay in the heat. Tampa Fishing is as  hot as the weather right now! The trick to having success is fishing the right tide. Since the water temperature is hovering in the mid 90’s moving water is the key. Tides move best during the middle third of the tide …

1
Aug

Homosassa Scallop Charters

Homosassa Scallop Charters Scalloping in Homosassa, Fl has been pretty good. Repeat Scallop clients have scored limits nearly every time, while the first timers are getting close once they get into a groove. Once you have an “eye” for what your looking for and find the patterns of where to look the hunting turns to …

17
Apr

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters report 4/17/17

  Tampa Bay Fishing Charters Tampa Bay Fishing Charters The bite has returned to normal water temps have made it back to the comfort zone of 76. Bait is on just about any flat in the bay right now, so check all the usual spots. and the fish are chewing as long as the tide …

23
Mar

Fishing Tampa Bay, as good as it gets!

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters     The bite has been very predictable over the last 2 weeks of battling cold fronts and wind. Years of trial and error generally end in trial and success result in the knowledge to have a successful Tampa Bay fishing Charters every time out! The time to book your Tampa …

2
Mar

Florida Fishing is as Good as it Gets right now!

  Florida Fishing Charters Tampa Fishing Charters Floridays have returned in full force and what a better time to book your Florida Fishing Charters! Most days air temperatures are in the low to mid 80’s, very bearable humidity. The water temperature has reached the magic number, and it all seems to be in a holding …

15
Feb

Fishing Charters in Tampa Fl , Book Now!

Fishing Charters In Tampa Fl Tampa Bay fishing has been sporadic,  yet consistent. Fishing with a seasoned guide that knows  how to fish the weather patterns makes  for  successful fishing charters in Tampa, Fl. Our winter has been on the mild side to say the least. Bait has been around and available nearly all winter. …

7
Feb

Things to do in Tampa

Things to do in Tampa BOOK NOW! Tampa Fishing Charters Looking for  things to do in Tampa while in town on vacation or business try a Tampa fishing charter! Fishing in Tampa Bay offers up year round action with many varying species. Below find the time of year you are here and see what to expect! …

27
Jan

How to choose the Right Tampa Fishing Charters

Tampa Fishing Charters Picking the right Tampa fishing charter With spring approaching many people are looking for  Tampa fishing charters to get out an enjoy the nice Florida weather and bend the rod on some cooperative fish.  Whether you hire me or any other captain in the bay, do your due diligence before hiring someone. Google …

17
Jan

Fishing Charters in Tampa Fl, things are about to shake up!

Fishing Charters in Tampa Fl Tampa Fishing Charters Looks like stable weather conditions will continue through Sunday, then a touch of winter for a week. The fishing the rest of the week should be solid for Fishing Charters in Tampa Fl. Snook and trout continue to be top performers. A well full of sardines will …

9
Jan

Tampa Bay Fishing Forecast January 2017

so Tampa Bay Fishing Forecast   Whats happening? We had our first influx of cold air this week and it sent shock waves across the  Tampa Bay Fishing watershed, and that’s not a bad thing. We have enjoyed another very extended fall again this year. All of the sudden we become thrust into winter. What …

27
Dec

Snook Fishing in Tampa Bay is on fire!

Report; Tampa Fishing Charters: Snook Fishing Tampa Bay Departing from the dock at Hula Bay , a short run across the bay and the bite is on! Bait is still hanging around and the water temperature is hovering around in the low 70’s and the snook seem to think it is still late fall. Recent …

19
Dec

Fall Fishing continues Tampa Bay

Fall fishing continues to be in full effect. Bait continues to be around on almost every flat in the middle bay. Chumming with tropical fish food dry will bring them to the surface and make them easy to capture in the net. Loading the well is a must if your trying to get the Snook …

6
Dec

Shallow water Sight Fishing Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay, Introducing the newest edition to the fleet, The “Occupational Hazard” Made for Tampa Bay The Occupational hazard is a spacious 20ft Tunnel hull skiff. Designed to traverse the shallowest of flats in Tampa Bay while never leaving a footprint. The skiff is perfect for fishing 2 or 3 anglers with artificial baits. Running …

30
Nov

Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters

Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters report: The recent hot bite has been at dead low with the water coming in, the bite starts kinda slow and then as the water begins flying in the bite increases in intensity. Snook have been the best bite with most all of them in the 22 to 26 inch …

7
Nov

Toothy Critters

Tampa Fishing Charters Fishing Report  11/06/16 Rod Bending action on Tampa Fishing Charters On a recent trip I had clients that just wanted to bed rods, the snook bite I have down to a science at the moment. It is extremely tidal and the window lasts about 2 hours. We had about 2 hours to …

5
Nov

Fishing Charters Tampa BOOK NOW!

Recent Report, Fishing Charters Tampa   Whats happening out there? Spending over 250 days on the water each year you tend to have an umbilical connection to the trends of the tides, moon, fish and every other nuance that goes unnoticed by most. Sometimes that gut feeling is just something deep in your subconscious telling …

24
Oct

Swift Fish Charters fishing Forecast BOOK NOW!

Tampa Fishing Charters Fall Fishing Forecast : This time of year as I prepare for an upcoming Tampa Fishing Charters the sunrises are hypnotizing, bright reddish orange eastern sky fading into a blue and quickly fading above into a deep purple while gradually and almost unnoticed the western sky is a deep black with white …

18
Oct

Tampa Fishing Charters BOOK NOW!

Tampa Fishing Charters report 10/18/16 Our recent Tampa Fishing Charters have been producing solid action, if you fish for what is biting the best! As we reach the down hill side of october the weather is beginning to cool and so is the water temperatures, and this is turning the bite on! Snook Fishing Charters …

4
Oct

Swift Fish Charters/Fishing Charters Tampa

Fishing Charters Tampa Report 10/4/16 Redfishing Tampa Bay: Fishing Charters Tampa: School is in session and that brings the circus to town town. Many anglers have gotten word over the last couple of weeks that there is a big school of overslots at Weedon island. Yes that’s right, I said it. The south end of  Weedon …

26
Sep

Tampa Fishing Charters / Swift Fish Charters

Tampa Fishing Charters Recent Report Fall is right around the corner, the shorter days has the water temperature down and the bite is improving Book your Tampa Fishing Charters today . Snook Fishing Tampa Bay: Snook are on the move from the spawning areas and beginning to prepare for the winter. This means they are …

23
Sep

Snook, Redfish,Trout what’s your pleasure?

Tampa Fishing Charters Many anglers on recent Tampa Fishing Charters are on the hunt for the ever elusive slot snook all over Tampa Bay. They are around and in pretty decent numbers; problem is as many of you know is getting one to eat. They don’t make it too long being stupid, or making poor …

17
Sep

Swift Fish Chartrers

Tampa Fishing Charters report: Early morning actionon recent Tampa Fishing Charters has been stellar just as the sun is rising. As the bait begins waking up, the flat morphs from its once still, dark and silky looking waters to become more transparent with all these little critters swarming in a cloud of chum like a …

7
Sep

Fishing Forecast from Capt Tim

Tampa Fishing Charters report 9/9/16 Redfish Redfish are feeding well as the tide reaches its peak, the slot fish have been hanging out in the bushes and the breeders continue to roam the flats. They get pushed around a lot so I tend to shy away from them except in the half light of an …

3
Sep

9-29-15 South Tampa Fishing Charters

South Tampa Fishing Charters , I was doing some site maintenance and came across this report from last year. If patterns continue my forecast for this September should be close to the same. Redfish schooled up on the moon phases and snook fattening up for the winter. Late summer/early fall is such an exciting time …

30
Aug

SouthTampa Fishing Chartrers

South Tampa Fishing Charters recent report. Bait is everywhere and every size, this works well to cover a broad spectrum of different species in the same trip! Redfish remain consistently inconsistent but when they do begin to feed if your there its game on! Double digits are possible in numbers and weight. Free-lining pinfish and …

24
Aug

Fishing Charters Tampa

Fishing charters Tampa  an old article republished This stroy appeared in the pages of Onshore~Offshore magazine in February of 2104 #tbt Throw Back Thrusday I was raised in east Pasco County and spent the early chapters of my  life as a fisherman  casting black Plastic worms, jitter bugs and hula poppers at Large Mouth Bass …

22
Aug

Book your Adventure now right out of Hula Bay!

 Tampa Fishing Charters recent report Best bite is at first light on a Tampa Fishing Charters! If you know areas or flats that typical are loaded with bait go there first with anything in sardine patterns. Stay small as the fish seem to be keying in on the smaller baits. I have been taking some clients …

16
Aug

Veterans fishing Tampa Bay Fishing Charter

Veterans fishing a Tampa Bay Fishing Charter This is a report from last year. I had the opportunity to do some work with an organization that does a lot of work with wounded veterans. These or one of the few organizations I donate time to. These men and women have sacrificed life and limb to …

16
Aug

Tampa Fishing Charters

Recent Tampa Fishing Charters  have provided solid action! Redfish, snapper , snook and spanish mackerel depending on the tide. Redfish have been feeding on pinfish under corks, this time of year it is not uncommon to find the “reds” Schooled up. When this happens often times its chaos as everyone is hooked up, sometimes the …

9
Aug

fishing charters tampa

Fishing Charters Tampa Recent report 8/8/16 Fishing Charters Tampa Snook have been abundant and feeding recklessly at times. Incoming tides seem to be the best recently. Areas that have strong flow and deeper water have been ushering in schools of unsuspecting bait fry, one minute the fry is dancing and dimpling the surface.  Suddenly a …

10
Jul

Snook Galore Book now Fishing Charters Tampa!

Fishing Charters Tampa recent report: 10 am the air is thick, hot and slippery and recently the morning tide sluggish. The general rule is fish the best moving tide, if possible. The past week in the Gandy area the preferred tide has been incoming and time of day has proven to be a non issue. …

25
May

Fishing Charters Tampa /how-to

Fishing charters Tampa …..How to~ During many of my Tampa Fishing Charters I’m often asked , “how does that work?” referring to the tool I use to quickly release unwanted or under-slot fish. Recently I had one of my clients take a quick video of me showing how to use the release tool effectively. We …

24
May

Tarpon Fishing Charters Tampa

Recent Fishing Charters Tampa report Book your Adventure Now! 813-714-0889 Snook remain strong if they are targeted in the right tide, Greenbacks AKA sardines are a mainstay in the diet of the fierce swift linesiders. The  Sardines are full of oils needed to float fertilized eggs deep into the estuaries of Tampa Bay. Big fish …

2
May

Snook Fest! CALL NOW!

For Tampa Fishing Charters the  snook fest continues! Book now:  813-714-0889 Tampa Fishing charters Capt Tim Whitfield says,  morning bite is pretty decent but the hot bite has been during the heat of the day, mid afternoon, mid out going tide! Claira did a fine job putting on a clinic, not just on the snook …

21
Apr

Tampa Fishing Charters / Swift Fish Charters

Tampa Fishing Charters with Cal. Recently I got a call from Barry, he had not fished with me before but laid out the scenario, this would be his grandson Cal’s first fishing trip and there were some things to be prioritized. This trip was about Cal, and showing him a good time fishing and begin …

14
Apr

Swift Fish Charters with Capt Tim

Tampa Fishing Charters Fishing report. the bite remains strong between the pesky fronts that keep dipping a little to far south. Snook are feeding well on the incoming tides and the late afternoon bite is phenomenal as long as the tide is moving. Scaled sardines are the choice baits right now. Snook have been averaging …

6
Apr

Tampa Fishing Charters

Tampa Fishing Charters/ Swift Fish Charters recent report The bite continues to be strong around the part of the bay I dock the “incommunicado”. Depending on what you want to do whether it is stalking redfish, battling  with snook, or catching drag screaming mackerel it all goin on now. The snook bite continues to be …

30
Mar

Tampa Fishing Charters/ Swift Fish Charters

Recent Tampa Fishing Charters report: Bait is all over the flats all across the middle bay. Best bet is right before sunrise to catch the morning tide or, if you like the afternoon tide better by noon its in schools all over the flats. Tip: when boats are chumming on a flat it is considered …

16
Mar

Tampa Fishing Charters

Tampa Fishing Charters / Swift Fish Charters The snook bite has been absolutely stellar. Today I had a really good charter, not to say the rest are not good but this was a little different. Phone rang at 8 am asking if I was open today for a last minute trip. I happened to be off …

11
Mar

Tampa Bay Fishing charters report 3/10/16

Tampa Bay fishing Charters have recently produced great numbers of snook catches.  I have been running my charters to coincide with optimal tide movement. This past week that has meant afternoon fishing. Two things happen, as the tide reaches its peak the fish begin to grind hard, they are filling up before the top of the …

6
Mar

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

Tampa Bay Fishing Charters have recently been productive but with a slow start. With Spring trying to install the fish are on the move and almost daily the bite is changing. Recent trips have been seeing a slow start and several moves to find hungry fish. Sheepshead remain the consistent bite with trout running a …

1
Mar

Tampa Fishing charters/ Winter is waining

Recent weather forecasts look amazing for  Tampa Fishing Charters, fronts coming are bringing little wind and just a touch of high pressure. On yesterdays fishing charter we targeted Sheepshead. Late season convict fish were more than cooperative and we had just shy of 50 over the gunnels. These fiesty creatures are great adversaries on light …

29
Feb

How to pick the Right Tampa Fishing Charters for you

Tampa Fishing Charters How to pick the right Tampa fishing charter   With spring approaching many people are looking for  Tampa fishing charters to get out an enjoy the nice Florida weather and bend the rod on some cooperative fish.  Whether you hire me or any other captain in the bay, do your due diligence …

18
Feb

Tampa Fishing Charters report 02/18/16

Spring dates are filling fast, book your Tampa Fishing Charters now! The fishing around Tampa has been steady with lots of action and there have been enough keeper fish around to harvest for a meal. My recent Tampa Fishing Charters have been producing  trout, sheepshead, ladyfish and sharks with the occasional pompano making a sporadic …

14
Feb

Fishing Charter Booking For Spring Now!

  Call, text, or email Capt Tim to book your Tampa Fishing Charter while there are days still open. The hot spring bite usually begins about the middle of March and the bite remains strong through mid May. Snook, Trout and Redfish are mainstays as they all begin feeding heavily after a winters worth of scrounging …

12
Feb

fishing charters/ swift fish charters

I have been writing for the Tampa Times now for about 4 years giving reports of recent Tampa fishing charters. The reports are usually made up of a quick how to on a hot species, a forecast of what I predict with the upcoming days or maybe even a quick recipe every now and then. …

10
Feb

Tampa Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters Tampa Recent Report. Tampa Fishing charters  over the last few days has coinsided with some of the coolest temperatures of the winter and the bite has remained fairly strong. Redfish Redfish have been void of the flats in the early morning hours as the water temperatures are in the mid 50’s even a …

24
Jan

Tampa fishing Charters/ Tampa Fishing Guides

No Fishing Charters Today Brisk morning air fills my lungs as I launch the skiff, steam is rising off the water alerting me the water is warmer than the air, the sun has already made its warming presence known and I can feel the air temperature is on the rise. No Tampa Fishing Charters today, …

21
Jan

Swift Fish Charters/ Tampa Fishing Charter

What to expect on a  Tampa Fishing Charters in the next month, so if its for you book your Tampa Fishing Charter now! Trout and redfish are good targets for the artificial anglers. Tossing jigs, spoons and top water plugs will entice a spotted fish or two to eat. Spoons and jigs are great search baits. …

9
Jan

A recent Report from Tampa Fishing Charters

Book with Tamp Fishing Charters after reading this report. The new year brought with it some new conditions, we finally a\are having some sort of winter. Trout actions has been good on slow sinking plugs or soft plastic jigs working the deeper waters of the creek and river mouths.The grass flats are also abundant with …

9
Jan

Snook,Trout, Redfish whats your pleasure?

Many anglers are on the hunt for the ever elusive slot snook. They are around and in pretty decent numbers; problem is as many of you know is getting one to eat. They don’t make it too long being stupid, or making poor eating decisions. Large baits are a plus for tempting the sly adversaries. …

4
Jan

Tampa Bay fishing is Hot!

Recent Tampa Bay Fishing Charters have produced multiple snook and trout. Sardines have still been readily available and the water temp is a cozy 75. All this makes for the perfect  storm. Lower phases of the tides the fish concentrate into holes and deeper edges of flats. Once a trout or redfish is located the bite comes …

31
Oct

200 Years Too Late Parts I-VII

Part I   The insidious sounds of my phone alarm only rang louder than the jack hammer pounding in my head. It must have been a good night, I thought and I’m sure the girls that run the bar will tell me all about it when I get in this afternoon. The last month or …

31
Oct

Tampa Bay Fishing is hot! Recent Tampa fishing charter report.

The snook bite still remains solid as we move into November. The weather pattern is predicted to hold over the next week and the bite should remian strong. Recent fishing charters have seen upwards of 25 to 30 snook and redfish still in the mix. Spanish mackerel and trout are also showing in good numbers. …

17
Oct

Snookfest 2015! with Tampa Fishing Charters

Recent report from  Tampa Fishing Charters .The snook bite remains strong along the outer edges of the mangrove lined back country. Most of the males are congregated along the points on the down tide side. Once chummed into a frenzy it only takes a few freebies to keep the bite going. Small to medium sized …

14
Oct

The time is now! Book today with Tampa Fishing Charters

There is no time like now, the bite is hot the weather is perfect. Some of the best fishing tampa bay has to offer is happening right now! Recent Tampa Bay Fishing Charters have produced neumorous redfish, trout and snook. There are some days still open as fall begins to wain, get in on the …

24
Apr

Clearwater fishing charters3/24/14

Recent clearwater fishing charters have produced mackerel, sheepshead, snook, redfish, trout and sharks. The fish are still unsure if we are in late winter or early spring with all the recent fronts. Dr Greg a regular client of mine wanted to catch a snook after bending the rods for 2 hours on mackerel, he did, a …

24
Apr

Clearwater fishing charters 2/18/14

Fishing around the fronts has been stellar to adequate. Some days after the fronts when the air temp warms, the fish are stacked on the rock piles and power plant outflows. My clearwater fishing charters have been doing well on Sharks, sheeps head, trout and occisionaly a mackerel. Live baits and artificial baits are working …

24
Apr

Tampa Bay fishing Charters 2/5/14

Recent Tampa Bay Fishing charters have been decent to on fire depending on the weather and the temperature. Sharks and Sheepshead still hold the title as the hot bite, fishing recently we caught 15 sharks between 2 and 4 feet, all on light tackle. The best bet has been to fish the incoming morning tide …

24
Apr

Tampa Bay fishing charters 1/28/14

A recon mission went under way last evening. My good friend and fellow capt Johnny Touchton and I were after snook on the fly in the dark in January t. o find some new fish for our Tampa bay fishing charters.We fished the down town area towards the mouth of the Hillsborough river. The fish …

24
Apr

Tampa Fishing charters 1/22/14

Old man winter keeps blowing the cold air from the north our way, but that hasnt stopped tampa fishing charters! last week it was a polar vortex, this week its just plain not florida weather. That said it still can be a time to go out and fish  midday , the warmest time of the …

24
Apr

clearwater fishing charters 1/13/14

clearwater fishing charters The northwesterly blow brings the chill of winter, my native blood is too thin for this! I liked the kinder, gentler mother nature of 2 weeks ago! Maybe she is out of medication, could be why she is acting so erratically the past 2 months. At least Father time is working on …

24
Apr

fishing charters 1/9/14

Shoving off the dock at Ricks on the River,our fishing charter was underway  just north of down town Tampa. I advanced the throttle, the bow lifted as the crisp air cut through the layers. we were one day behind the cold front, the conditions were tough for fishing. As we approached down town one angler commented …

24
Apr

the first sign of spring is here book your fishing charter now!

….the BIG BLACK DRUM have invaded the bay!!!!!  Book your fishing charter now!They will be hanging around for the next couple of weeks devastating any offering, these fish pull like freight trains and never give up, so if your up to the battle , up to the challenge, skip your visit to the gym and …