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Spring Time Fishing – Tampa Bay / Tarpon Springs, Florida

Spring Fishing is in full swing in the Tampa Bay / Tarpon Springs area. The snook fishing is the best I’ve seen in a long time. Not only has the bite been very good, but the fish are good size. March is a great month to fish the estuaries of Tampa Bay; we still get a few cold fronts which keeps the water temps right where they need to be to keep the fish biting and the rods bent. With every cold front, there is some wind, but no worries, there is always a place to get out of the wind and catch fish; that’s the great thing about fishing our area, mangroves provide plenty of cover out of the wind, so we can tuck away and still fish. Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to taking you out on a great light tackle back-country fishing trip.

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I’m Capt. John Rivers, I’m a full-time professional Tampa Bay – Tarpon Springs Fishing Charter Guide.

Family Fun Fishing or for the Professional Angler

Whats Biting

Reports are updated ​Bi-Weekly. See what’s biting in the surrounding area from upper Tampa Bay, to Tarpon Springs and along our beaches.

Rates & Trips

Snook, Redfish, Trout or Tarpon, from back in the mangroves to right off the beaches, I’ve got you covered when it comes to inshore fishing.

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Let’s get you bowed up on that fish of a lifetime. Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to talking with you. Tight Lines… Capt. John

Whats Biting

Reports are updated ​Bi-Weekly. See what’s biting in the surrounding area from upper Tampa Bay, to Tarpon Springs and along our beaches.

Rates & Trips

Snook, Redfish, Trout or Tarpon, from back in the mangroves to right off the beaches, I’ve got you covered when it comes to inshore fishing.

Book Your Trip

Let’s get you bowed up on that fish of a lifetime. Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to talking with you. Tight Lines… Capt. John

Fishing Reports

Snook and Redfish Smackdown!

I’m going to tell you something that you’re not going to believe because most fisherman stretch the truth on how big the fish was or fib where they caught the fish. But, this is no fish tale; we have been crushing the snook the past two weeks. We are catching 20 to 40...

Snook Madness in Tampa Bay

March Madness usually means Basketball, but here in Tampa Bay it means the snook bite is on. This week we’re hopefully having our last cold front, and it’s going to drop down into the lower 40’s, but that’s ok, because it’s going to keep the water temps right where...

I Have Over 16 Years of Experience in The Industry

Whether you’re a beginner and just wanting a fun family fishing trip or a more seasoned angler I have the experience with 16 years of guiding to ensure a professional inshore fishing trip. As the seasons change, so does our style of fishing. Wintertime for most of the US can be quite chilly, but in Tampa Bay – Tarpon Springs it’s a hot time for big trout. Another great fish to target in the winter are Redfish.

But if Snook is on your bucket list we can accommodate that as well. Once winter is over and spring shows up, so do the massive bait schools and the fish start their spring and summer patterns. With so much water to cover and Tampa Bay being one of the largest estuaries in the US, this is where hiring a professional fishing inshore guide is a necessity. With the variety of species available, there is never a dull moment on our waters, whether deep in the mangroves pulling a big snook out or stalking a redfish on the flats. There are many days that we can get you an inshore Bay slam: Snook, Redfish and Trout.

​With over 40 years of fishing experience, I will take you on the trip of a lifetime. Whether you’re a beginner or a more seasoned angler, I will show you the techniques of sight fishing the flats for redfish and catching 30+” snook with artificials. But if live bait is your thing, no worries, ​I will always have a live-well full of pilchards if needed.

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