Tampa Fishing Report Update; October 24th

Had to cancel Thursdays deep sea fishing charter with a return customer and turn down a new customer because of the wind tomorrow. Fly fished earlier for baby tarpon, caught a bunch to 10lbs.  Hit a few dock lights and wacked a few speckled trout and ladyfish on the fly as well.

Back out with my guy Shannon from Ohio tonight for fly fishing snook in Sarasota.  Have a handful of days open this week for inshore/bay/flats trips and nightime canal/docklight fishing trips with this crazy wind as it’s the only safe and comfortable form of fishing we have available right now. Trout are always biting, depending on the wind weather and tides we can get on the redfish, snook, and flounder as well. Give me a buzz and let’s go fishing.

Tampa Fishing Charter Report Oct 19th

Writing this at 1:27AM. Had a fly fishing charter tonight the snook were chewing for a few hours my client caught his fair share and we called it a night.  Offshore: My business partner fished offshore this morning and has been out all week. Today there were some big flounder caught unexpectedly, along with a bunch of spanish mackerel.  Grouper and grunts are the normal catch offshore and have continued to bite consistently.

Inshore I’ve been on schools of tailing redfish early in the AM with good numbers of speckled trout biting on topwater plugs and artificial lures. Bonita are beginning to dissapear and Spanish mackerel are taking their place.  It’s only a matter of time before the big Kingfish arrive! Give me a buzz and let’s get out there! -Capt Jesse 727.253.9913


Tampa Kayak Fishing Report Oct 16th

Client from NYC showed up at 8:30 AM for our kayak charter this morning.

He flew in on a plane 5AM & we fished from 9-11AM sticking 10 flounder and more than 40 speckled trout.  After that we took a half hour break.  Worked some mullet schools wound up sticking a redfish, a few jack crevelle, and another trout.  The bite today was much better with calm winds as compared to this past week with a constant 15-20mph wind. Fish are getting into the fall feeding patterns and the negative low tides are making it easy to find fish stuffed up in deep cuts and in potholes. Making for great days of kayak fishing in Tampa, FL.                       Contact: Capt Jesse Nofi 727.253.9913

Tampa Fishing Charters report

These past few days the wind has been blowing relentlessly at 15-20mph. Offshore fishing has been ruff and bumpy, some days have been spectacular others sub-par.  Inshore fishing has been good on flounder, trout, and Redfish.  The spanish mackerel were schooling up really good before this wind came along on thursday, they should be out there in full force again these next few days hopefully.  Big bonita are still around and are biting best within a few hours of sunrise or sunset… Good fresh sashimi/sushi meat.

Today I had a kayak charter in 17mph winds with a fun couple from Lakeland. We got off to a slow start. The tide was slack until around 8:30AM and as the day began to warm up we caught about a dozen Flounder, and only 1 trout and 1 redfish.  None of the boats fishing today we’re catching anything for the most part. For whatever reason flounder were the only species consistently biting today. These past few days have required 2x as much work on my part, to catch 1/2 the amount of fish. I’m looking forward to the winds calming down, and the fish getting back to their aggressive fall feeding patterns. I think tomorrow is going to be really good, as well as the week ahead.  Call me and let’s go fishing! -Capt Nofi


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Had a Tampa deep sea fishing charter recently… got some cell phone footage!

Our Tampa deep sea fishing charters are an absolute blast.  You never know when a giant school of Sharks will come swimming over the reef! These 4ft size schooling sharks are tons of fun and sometimes provide a 2-3 hour consistent bite of non stop action. The best day I had this summer on a targeted shark fishing charter, we caught 70 in 4 hours.  We never had to leave the inlet…

Mike from TN caught 20 sharks to 5 feet in length this day.

There’s nothing that compares to deep sea fishing Tampa, FL!

Captain Nofi – 727.253.9913


Here’s a giant nurse shark from last week.  Somewhere in the 200lb range.

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