Florida Fishing Charters

Looking for an experienced and reputable fishing charter service in the Tampa area? You've come to the right place. Owned and operated by Tampa fishing guide, Capt. John Smith,  Fishing Charters offers a variety of unique fishing adventures in and around the waters of Florida. We specialize in guided Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon fishing trips that anyone can enjoy, so bring your spouse, kids, and friends, and experience the natural beauty and spectacular fishing Tampa has to offer.



Tarpon are a “seasonal” species that add variety to the types of fish we encounter throughout the year in our lagoons and near shore Atlantic Ocean waters. They are usually available during the warmer months of the year (April through November),



Redfish are the staple of our inshore fishery in the Indian River, Banana River, and Mosquito Lagoon. Thirty minutes east of Orlando, Florida, and just north of Cocoa Beach, these three bodies of water surround the Kennedy Space Center complex.



Snook can be found in all of the salt and brackish waters in Central Florida. The three smaller species (swordspine, fat, and tarpon) and many of the small “common” snook prefer to hide in backwater creeks and canals.

May Fishing Report

February 2, 2017

Dark clouds are hanging over the inlet this morning and we have intermittent rain showers. Winds are blowing out of the South at 4 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution through 4:00 p.m. today, it’s still bumpy out there. […]


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