Tampa bay fishing charters on Fire big snook & tarpon

Capt. Kenny’s Tampa bay fishing charters have been getting hot action with big Snook and Tarpon as of late. Here’s Heather with her first snook, it’s a big one.

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We expect these big fish to stick around into late July.  If you want your shot at a big snook or a tarpon now is the time.  There are plenty of other species biting as well.

Here’s Zack and Capt. Kenny P with a big Tarpon. Call today and let’s go fishing!

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Tight Lines. -Capt. Jesse 727.253.9913

Deep Sea Fishing and Bay fishing in Tampa Florida

Deep sea fishing Tampa is providing solid action on Mangrove snapper and Key west grunts. These fish are a heck of a lot of fun on light tackle. Based on the early spring bite we predict the snapper fishing to be hot into the summer.

Tampa bay fishing charters are providing great speckled trout fishing in the shallows. We have had some really great weather pushing into the mid 80’s, and expect to have a stellar spring fishery inside the bay.  Snook are showing up on the grass flats, as the redfish took their spot in the river, and mackerel are beginning to run through the bay.

We expect Kingfish to be here in the next few weeks to a month and are looking forward to some intense fishing. Time flies and summer fishing is right around the corner when you can get your chance at a Monster Tarpon pushing over 100 lbs. For Deep sea fishing in Tampa, FL or Tampa bay fishing charters contact Capt. Jesse direct @ 727.253.9913

What are you waiting for? Leave the 9-5 behind and book your Tampa fishing charter today! Call 727.253.9913 now for the Florida fishing experience of a lifetime!


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Captain Kenny Piesnikowski has been catching Sheepshead and Redfish using live shrimp on our Tampa fishing charters. Call for more info 727.253.9913

Deep sea fishing Tampa has been providing Hogfish and grunts on Live shrimp and cut bait. Call 727.253.9913 for more info

Captain Kenny rides a 23′ Hanson with room for up to 6 passengers and rates start at $375.00 for two people, for 4 hours. It’s $25.00 per extra person.

2 People 4 hours $375.00

2 people 5 Hours $400.00

4 People 4 Hours $425.00

4 People 6 Hours $475.00

Call for more info 727.253.9913

Captain Kenny P with a Sheepshead in St. Petersburg, FL.

Captain Kenny P with a Sheepshead in St. Petersburg, FL.

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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



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



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 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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