If you’re considering a charter for your next inshore or offshore fishing trip, there are a few things you need to know about when looking for a guide and scheduling your trip. While some larger boats will allow walk-ins on the day of, most fishing charters require you to reserve their time and boat way in advance.
In fact, if it’s a busy time of year and a particular charter is available at a moment’s notice, you should be suspicious that something isn’t right with the captain or their boat. Continue reading “What Is the Standard Process for Reserving Fishing Charters in South Carolina?”
At over 400 square miles, Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest open-water estuary. Its size, and the fact that it’s fed by over a hundred small streams and four rivers, makes Tampa Bay one of the most diverse ecosystems connected to the Gulf of Mexico.
These freshwater sources coupled with the sea grass beds and surrounding mangrove swamps of Tampa Bay also support a wide array of fish species.
While we could probably write an entire book or two about all of these species, below are 10 of the most common ones an experienced fishing charter captain will take you to on Tampa Bay. Continue reading “10 Commonly Sought Fish on a Tampa Bay Charter”
Inshore fishing, which is commonly called “flats” fishing by experienced anglers, is saltwater fishing in shallow water. Anglers can either be within a short distance of the shoreline, in a bay or a tidal creek that empties into the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. It is a popular option for novice anglers or those seeking a low-cost, low commitment way to enjoy this time-honored sport. Continue reading “Florida Inshore Fishing – A Beginner’s Guide”