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Rods are Bending and Drags are Singing in Tampa Bay,  Florida

Snook Mania In Tampa Bay / Tarpon Springs, Florida
Bent Rods and Screaming Drags is what’s happening in Tampa Bay. The Snook fishing has been off the charts this year and not only has it been great, the fish have been good size with a lot of fish landed over 30″. Over the next few weeks the fishing should pretty much stay just as productive as it is now. On my custom fishing trips, you have a chance to land a trophy snook, some redfish, and trout, as well as Mangrove Snapper and a shark if that’s what you’re looking for on the water.
Take a look around my website and if I’m the style of inshore Tampa Bay Fishing Guide you’re looking for give me a ring.
Thanks for stopping by; I look forward to taking you out on a great light tackle back-country fishing trip.
See you on the water!
You R2B Fishing with Capt. John.

Hello,

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.

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

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

Summer Time Tampa Bay Snook, Redfish and More

  It's summer time on Tampa Bay, and that means it's time to switch up my fishing tactics. I'll still be fishing for snook and reds, but the way we fish for them changes up a bit. One thing I'll be targeting more over the next few months are Mangrove Snapper, Spanish...

Snook Fishing Red Hot in Tampa Bay

Summer heat has shown up early, May is usually not in the low 90's this quick, but it's been hot the past couple of weeks. One good thing about the heat is the bait has shown up on the flats which is awesome, because I'm not throwing a heavy net on the markers.Let's...

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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727-313-1781

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Tampa, Florida

call: 727-313-1781 

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