TAMPA BAY GUIDED FISHING CHARTERS INCLUDING CLEARWATER, ST. PETERSBURG, AND TARPON SPRINGS.
The Everglades National Park (10K Islands) is a fishery everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime! A true Bucket List destination. Established in 1934, this vast fishery encompasses 1.5 million acres. The Everglades offers the Angler the ability to fish for an array of species, from Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Speckled Seatrout to Cobia, Tripletail and Permit.Not only is the fishery awesome, but the angler has the opportunity to see one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. From the broad selection of bird species, Herons, Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, Ibises and Brown Pelican to the birds of prey, the Bald Eagle, Osprey, numerous types of Hawks and the Swallow Tail Kite. If that’s not enough, Alligators, Crocodiles, Manatee, Otter and Dolphin are also seen on a daily basis throughout the Park. The ability to go back in time and see Florida as it was thousands of years ago is unsurpassed and will provide you with a memory few people can say they have!
I'm a thirty-year veteran freshwater guide. I've been fishing with Capt. John Smith for two decades now. It's always the highlight of my season to sneak down and experience what I consider the last real "Old Florida" inshore fishery. It's an amazing experience!
- - Mitch Tinney
Tinney's Guide Service
I had the opportunity to fly fish with John in Alaska in 2016 and in the Everglades in Florida in 2017. He provided me with outstanding opportunities in both locations. He is a very knowledgeable guide and became a friend during the days that I fished with him. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a very memorable fly fishing experience. I hope to fish with him again in the future.
- Robert Engle