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Tampa bay fishing charters update

Wilson came down with family from S.C today to fish Snook in Tampa bay. Capt. Jared Simonetti guided them on their trip today.  He is handling all of my business as I am physically not capable of being on a boat right now and am out of the state.

Springtime snook fishing is hot with the Spring showers bringing an influx of freshwater baitfish and cool fresh water into Tampa bay from local lakes and rivers.

Springtime snook fishing is hot with the Spring showers bringing an influx of freshwater baitfish and cool fresh water into Tampa bay from local lakes and rivers.

Give Capt Jared a call for booking Inshore charters in Tampa Bay.  His direct number is 727.831.0111 and his website is www.captjared.com

Tampa deep sea fishing charters update

Deep sea fishing in Tampa, FL has been hot with Capt. Treg Renoud.  He’s reporting good numbers of Key west grunts, Sharks, and Grouper.  Mackerel and the possibility of kingfish have been in the mix as well.  Treg’s website is www.tampabayfishingadventures.com and his cell phone number is 727.773.6204

These are two people I have learned a lot from.  If you are thinking about fishing in Tampa bay, or Deep sea fishing in Tampa, FL; Give Capt Jared and Capt Treg a call.

Sincerely,    Capt. Jesse Nofi / 727.253.9913



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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 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 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


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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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Tampa Fishing Charters | Aug & Sept Fishing Report 2012

Here’s an up to date report for our Tampa fishing charters; Fishing is hot!

With a recent change in water temperature the fish have become more Active and Aggressive. Monster schools of glass minnows are being chased and eaten by blue runners, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, bonita, and tarpon.  Big bull sharks, and various species of shark are feeding heavily this month with black tips and Atlantic sharp nose to 5+ feet in length. Fishing within a few hours of sunrise or sunset has proven to be the best time for catching Bonita and Mackerel.

 Here’s John from GA with a Bonita he caught on a Docs goofy jig.

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Bonnethead sharks are fun on light tackle and we’ve been catching plenty on our Tampa fishing charters.  Here’s one of my clients from Virginia with a decent bonnethead shark.  Bonnetheads are the most prevalent shark in the Hammerhead family for the Tampa, FL area.  Our best shark charter this summer yielded 70+ Sharks with 3 or more pushing 5 feet in length.  For big groups, shark fishing charters, or fishing the big schools of mackerel and Bonita can provide consistent action on the right tides. When these species aren’t showing, we chase after Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Black drum, and other species.
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Wednesday last week I had a day off so I did some wade fishing for Snook with my good friend Kenny. First cast he caught this this big Florida Redfish and it was only a short while before the Snook would chew on the crazy fast new moon tides.

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After we each caught two snooks in the 8-10lb class range I reached into the Live well for a Large live bait. A 10 inch or 1lb live Pigfish was my bait.  First cast, 5 seconds later, THUMP, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Line peeling off the reel fast. Fish jumps a good 2 feet in the air, 180* Spin, Comes down nose first and takes off towards a submerged piling to try and get away. It was an epic battle.Deep Sea Fishing Tampa | Tampa Deep Sea Fishing
Overall, Snook fishing has been on fire.  We’ve been able to catch a few each charter without specifically targeting them. Common by catch while Snook fishing includes Flounder, Redfish, Speckled trout, and often Grouper when fishing around heavy structure or near shore rock piles.

Kohl from Alabama caught this big flounder last week towards the end of our charter.  We wound up getting some Snook and hit a few inshore rock piles for grouper before we ended the day with this flounder.
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Monster black drum are still around and a Target for summer. They take a big bait and fight like a small truck.  Here’s Brian from Gainesville with his. One is usually enough for each guest. After one of these you’ll be pretty tired out.

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Offering both Inshore, and Offshore fishing for up to Six Guests. Multiple boats available to accomodate for parties of up to 18 Persons.

Our rates start at $300 for 2 persons and $50 per extra person.
(You can also add an extra hour for $50.00)

If interested call Jesse @ 727.253.9913

For the Tampa fishing charter of a lifetime.

Capt. Jesse Nofi 727.253.9913 CaptNofi@360fishingcharters.com