Fishing Report from St Pete for the 11th of May


Picture of David and Adam Rhodes with some nice redfish


We have been seeing a lot of redfish action in the St Pete area running out of O’Neills Marina… David Rhodes and his son Adam caught 20 oversize reds while enjoying a beautiful Spring day on the water.


Picture of Toby Coles 60lb Cobia



Also this week Toby Coles got a 60lb cobia in the boat while fishing with friends off of St Pete. It was another perfect Spring day with mild temps and light winds.





It’s Tarpon Time! Heading down to Boca Grande later this week looking to hook up with some giant tarpon with Jason Bud.

Pic of Capt Bobby Goodwin with a giant tarpon



Call now to book your charter… Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande will definitely be an adventure to remember!



Capt Bob

Fishing report Tampa Bay St Petersburg Boca Grande


Tampa Bay fishing has been very good.  The weather has been a little challenging, but the fish are here and are biting.  Fishing South Tampa Bay, out of St Petersburg, the trout bite has been strong with lots of slot fish being caught.  The redfish bite has been good on the right tides.  And, as always, wintertime snook are here and being caught regularly.

Wintertime can also be a great time to think about inshore grouper fishing.  Every year we catch nice-sized grouper inside Tampa Bay.  This year has been no exception.  Last trip out, we could have filled the cooler 2 or 3 times.

And don’t forget Boca Grande tarpon fishing is fast approaching.  Book your trip now while we still have a few days left.  I will tell you there is nothing like catching a 150lb tarpon within sight of the historic Boca Grande Lighthouse.

Capt Bob

Fishing report

photo-1 photo-2Despite the cooler weather & windy conditions,redfish remains the target species with double digits,oversized fish being caught daily this week. Trout fishing continues to get better every day . Heres a couple of pictures from this week…



Fishing Tampa Bay

As the water in Tampa Bay cools off the fishing is heating up. Inshore fishing has been action packed. Area redfish have been on fire over the flats in the mouth of the bay. Snook fishing is picking up from the beaches to your backwater areas. And for you offshore enthusiasts, kingfish have been showing up as close as 10 miles offshore.

Tarpon Springs Fishing Report

The weather couldn’t get any better than it has been here for the last 2 weeks. Highs near 80 degrees and light winds have made for some fantastic fishing.

The speckled sea trout bite is really hot right now. This is the time of year that we get into the bigger fish more often than not and catching upwards of 65 fish a day is not unusual. The best bite right now has been on the incoming water in the St. Joseph Sound area and they’ve been gobbling up large sardine presented weightless on 2/0 circle hooks.

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Fishing Report

Boca Grande Tarpon fishing is over for the summer and now we’re fishing the Tampa Bay area. Boca was awesome this year but it’s great to be home in the Tampa Bay area chasing redfish, trout and the many other late summer species that are around.

The hot bite for the last several weeks has been spanish mackerel. These feisty, toothy speed demons have been everywhere. They are great fun on light tackle and poretty good table fair if eaten the same day you caught them.

The redfish bite has really turned on in the last few days and there are now several school of over slot fish numbering in the hundreds in the St. Pete area. We’ve had a few days of catching several fish over 10lbs and numerous others in the 6-9lb range.

Look for the redfish bite to keep getting better as shoorter days and rainy afternoons lead to cooler water temps.

Tampa Fishing Charters

Tampa Bay Sportfishing Adventures offers guided backwater Tampa fishing charters for tarpon, redfish, snook, grouper, cobia, shark, trout, mackerel and many other sport fish species.  We also offer fishing charters to Boca Grande for its world famous tarpon fishing.

Tampa, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is one of the most productive fishing grounds in the Gulf. Tampa Bay is fed by many freshwater springs, rivers, and creeks, and the mangrove lined shorelines are home to a great number of bait and sport fish. The many grass flats, shallows and inlets attract huge numbers of inshore fish species and Tampa’s consistently warm and beautiful weather provides outstanding year-round fishing opportunities. On the crystal clear water of Tampa, sight fishing opportunities abound.

Captain Bob Goodwin is a native of Florida and has been fishing the waters of Tampa his entire life. Captain Bob brings his wealth of experience fishing the flats and backwaters of Tampa Bay to land you on the fish. When it comes to choosing a Tampa fishing charter nothing compares to a local Tampa fishing guide who can take you to all the hot spots. Speckled trout, redfish, snook, cobia, grouper, or tarpon, Captain Bob will know what is biting and where to find them.  Tampa Bay Sportfishing Adventures accommodates all levels of experience-from seasoned anglers to novices on their first Tampa Bay backwater fishing excursion.

Tampa Bay Sportfishing Adventures also offers Boca Grande tarpon fishing charters.

Boca Grande has earned its reputation for the best tarpon fishing in the world.  Starting in late April/ early May the tarpon begin their annual migration to Boca Grande Pass and the action for these giant fish is unbeatable. These 100 lb plus giants leap and fight and provide some truly incredible action.

Join Captain Bob for an unforgettable day of fishing on Tampa Bay, or book a world famous Boca Grande tarpon charter today.