Tampa Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Tampa Deep Sea Fishing Charters :

Capt. Treg and I are very busy if we don’t answer the phone do not be alarmed…

We’re probably driving a boat, fileting fish, or having a cold one on the rocks.

A consistent catch of key west snapper or white grunts and grouper is common right now. Capt Treg has an amazing cevice recipe he makes with the snappers.

The occasional shark invasion is inevitable once the spring & summer come around.  Mackerel and Kingfish will be here soon.  We’re in a happy fishing season for captains here around Tampa, FL.

This time last year I saw mackerel sharks bonita tarpon jack crevelle ladyfish and more species all chasing giant schools of spearing dumping out of Tampa bay. I think we’ve got a killer spring and summertime fishing season ahead of us and I’m glad to be able to share it with people from all around the world.

Come deep sea fishing in Tampa with 360 fishing charters.

We look forward to making your fishing adventure the best it can possibly be.

-Captain Jesse Nofi 727.253.9913


Tampa Deep Sea Fishing Charters Update

Tampa deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is consistent as always. Lots of grunts, a few mangrove snapper showing up, and grouper mixed in a few black, more reds than blacks. Bay fishing has been hot as we are into the fall transition.  Speckled trout start biting good, Redfish will be thick on the flats soon, and Snook are fattening up before they head into the backcountry.  This time last year Bonita, Mackerel, and Sharks were all over the place.  We expect a great October  with good numbers of catches.

We have multiple captains readily available to accommodate for any and every party.

Call for more info

Capt. Jesse Nofi 727.253.9913

Tampa Deep Sea Fishing Charters Update

Tampa Deep Sea Fishing Charters – July 2nd, 2013

Writing this in a hurry as we are getting up early, running double header charter days, and cleaning the boats just  before bedtime.

Our captains are reporting good numbers of Red Grouper and Key west grunts on this weeks charters. Fishing the Gulf of Mexico, our boats depart from the beautiful Fort Desoto Park, FL; a monument in the fishing world, and a landmark of the Spanish American war. Tampa Bay Fishing Charters Tarpon are showing up, Snook are biting, Mackerel and some Bonita are in the mix. Call for more info. -Capt Jesse 727.253.9913


Tampa Fishing Charters Update

Tampa Fishing Charters ; Reports from our Captains

Tampa Bay Fishing Charter Report: Capt. Jared Simonetti

March fishing has been fantastic and the weather is in full Spring fashion. Fishing is starting to heat up, and as the air temp gets hotter so will the fishing. Tarpon fishing is just around the corner and snook are already making their way out to the beaches.  Bait is slowly starting to show up on the flats, and it will only be a few weeks till it is covering the flats. Redfish have been the main targets for march with some trips producing quality size fish and decent numbers of fish.

The large gator trout that our Clearwater area is known  for are still around and will be around till about the end of the month. April is starting to look really good with the way things are going now – Snook and giant Tarpon will be my main focus, with some Mackerel action thrown in. If you are thinking about crossing a Big Tarpon or a Huge Snook off your  bucket list now is the time to do it! Call us to plan your fishing charter!

Tampa Deep Sea Fishing Charters Report ; Capt. Treg Renoud

Capt. Treg has been reporting good numbers of catches aboard the 24′ Rampage. Fishing offshore of St Petersburg beach they have been catching Key west grunts, black and red grouper, Sharks of various species, tilefish, and other species.  For more information on our Tampa deep sea fishing charters, call today!

Capt. Jesse Nofi | 727.253.9913



Tampa Fishing Charters February Temps in the Low 80’s!

Capt. Jared; Boat; 20Ft Proline (Tampa Bay): Had a great charter today with the Prins family, we caught an inshore slam (Trout, Snook and Redfish) in the first hour. Then we had double and( trip hook ups on trout and ladyfish for the next couple hours strait, catching over 50 trout and dozens of lady fish, silver trout and giant puffers!

Capt. Treg 24Ft SportCraft(Gulf of Mexico): Catching is consistent offshore with a mix of grunts, grouper, and sea bass, with the occaisional flounder in the mix.

Call to book your charter!

Capt. Jesse Nofi | 727.253.9913




75 Degrees & Sunny In December!

Exciting news! We’ve recently added the 21ft Champion Bay Boat to our list of available charter boats. With a 200HP Mercury Outboard, cruising at speeds up to 50Mph, Pricing on this boat will start at $350 for a 1/2 day 2 person charter. Add up to two more friends or family members for only $50 each. You can also add up to two more hours onto your fishing charter for only $50 per extra hour.  We have two more boats available that can fish up to 6 guests each if you have a larger group.  Scroll down for more information, or call Capt Jesse @ 727.253.9913


For a Larger charter boat with bench seating we have the 22ft Pontoon available that starts at $300 – OR , for Offshore/Deep sea fishing we have the 24ft Rampage starting at $375.  Call me today and we’ll find out which boat and charter would be best for you!  Capt. Jesse Nofi 727.253.9913


What’s biting?!!? Inshore daytime fishing is consistent on mangrove snapper, sheepshead, and inshore grouper with the occasional redfish.  Most of the daytime fishing is best around heavy structure with live and dead bait. 

We’ve been doing some night fishing in Tampa, FL for snook, black drum, mangrove snapper, and other species.  Giant ladyfish are abundant and are an absolute blast on light tackle.  There are so many that someone with zero experience in fishing could cast a jig and catch one every minute. If you’re not afraid to put on a warm jacket, and perhaps some ear warmers, night fishing has been on fire.

Here’s a few photos of black drum we caught these past few days while scouting wintertime honeyholes. As fishing guides, when we go fishing outside of charters, we generally do it as frugal as possible… on little aluminum boats. 

These fish weigh around 10lbs and put up a great fight on light tackle rods. The big black drum (30lbs+) will be in by next month. We’ve been getting some hard fighting snook at night as well, and mangrove snapper have been ferocious and abundant around the full moon. Here’s Kenny from Gulfport, FL with a nice black drum he caught on light tackle that night.

Beginning January 7th, the bulk of my availability will be limited to Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Keep this in mind if you’ve been planning to hire me in the near future.  Capt. Jesse Nofi | 727.253.9913  www.360FishingCharters.com




Tampa Fishing Charters – Thanksgiving

Fall’s versatile changes in weather is providing cool breezes and hot fishing throughout Tampa bay. We’ve been catching a bunch of Flounder on recent charters.  Flounders tend to frequent the areas where you find Snook in the summertime. Sandy bottom inlets around rock jetties, bridges, and other structure hold a decent number of these funny looking fish. The biggest flounder are structure oriented; however, you can catch a ton of flounder out in the open bay away from bridges and pilings. As long as there is fast current and a strong food source, there’s flounder around. Flounders eat shrimp, greenbacks, creek chubs, and just about anything that swims and is big enough to fit in their mouth. Here’s Avery from Texas with her first Flounder!

Mangrove Snapper fishing is hot. The faster the current, and bigger the bait schools, the more snapper bites. Just like black drum and Sheepshead they feed right up along the bridge pilings, and underwater structures. Fishing at night around the full moon has provided a red hot bite. If you find them in the daytime in a specific area, go back and fish it at night around the full moon and they bite Ferociously.

Sheepshead will begin spawning these next months and there will be schools of these fish by the thousands around bay area bridges, marinas, and grass flats. The easiest way to catch a lot of Sheepshead is to scrape the pilings on bridges during the daytime, and fish with fiddler crabs.

Speckled Trout are still feeding on grass flats in the bay. It’s easiest to catch them while drifting on a higher tide in 4FT+ over grass. On low tides, they will be stuffed in the potholes, in certain channels, and around creek mouths. On our past few charters we have had super low tides so we’ve been fishing deep holes and finding a handful of Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Bonnethead sharks.

Sharks are still feeding throughout the entire Tampa bay area. Chumming and soaking dead baits on the bottom is how we catch them consistently.  Right now there are plenty of Bonnethead sharks throughout Tampa bay, and they eat just about anything that’s dead and on the bottom.  Typically, deep water areas near large grass flats will have Bonnethead sharks.  We are catching anywhere from 2-5 Bonnetheads on our charters lately while targeting other species.  Stingrays are a by catch when both shark and flounder fishing, and you may get the occasional sail cat or big catfish.


Black Tip sharks are being caught off of the beach if you are anywhere near mackerel schools, the black tips are nearby.  If you’re on a drift and catching mackerel on jigs, cut chunks of a mackerel and weight them to the bottom.  Greenbacks work well too, just make sure you cut them in half or at least cut off the tails to give them scent, and keep them from spinning in the current. This isn’t the traditional way of shark fishing, but you can certainly pick up a few sharks by doing this if you keep the bait on the bottom, with the rods in the rod holder; furthermore, Anchoring and chumming an area with lots of Mackerel and baitfish is extremely effective. Typically wherever there are big schools of bait, there are big schools of sharks.  If you want to learn more about sharks, flounder, snook, or any other species you’ll have to either wait for my next report, seminar, or call and book a trip for the real-life experience.

Capt Jesse Nofi – 727.253.9913


Tampa Fishing Charters Update

Fly fishing for snook has been on fire.  I’m convinced that if the fly is the right size, and you wiggle it correctly, they will always take it.  Yesterday I caught twenty or more on the fly – my guest caught 12 or more. These fish along with many other species are seeking warm water refuges. Deep holes, powerplants, and any place with warmer water are a the best spots to find snook. If you want to learn how to catch snook, on live bait, artificial, or fly now is a great time to do it… especially from a kayak.

The flats are holding good numbers of speckled trout and redfish.  If you have a group of 3 or more that’s an ideal fishing excursion; otherwise, for small groups I advise you to come fish way in the backcountry in the sit on top kayaks… It’s a super up close and personal experience with nature that will surely get you hooked. -Capt Nofi 727.253.9913

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.