Awesome Fishing in theTampa Bay, Florida Area!!

Fly fishing for tarpon is one of the biggest challenges in fly fishing. The fish are huge, they jump up to 6 feet in the air, and their mouths are solid bone.

Tarpon leaping through the air!

If you are looking to go saltwater fishing in Florida, one of the leading areas for you to consider is the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay is on the west coast of Florida adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico.  Many species of fish thrive in Tampa Bay. The inshore fishing offers the following types of fish:

  • Tarpon
  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Sheepshead
  • Black Drum
  • Gulf Flounder
  • Pompano

The largest of these species in Tampa Bay is the Tarpon. Tarpon are among the most prized sporting fish in the world. They range from 75 pounds to over 200 pounds. Tampa Bay is one of the largest estuaries on the West Coast of Florida and the tarpon typically travel in schools. The Tarpon are at their peak population in Tampa Bay during the months of May, June and July. 

Tampa Bay has many coves and inlets that contain mangrove vegetation. Fish seek protection from larger species in the shallow waters surrounding mangrove shorelines. Anglers enjoy spin casting and fly fishing for snook, redfish and speckled trout year round. 

There are many charters available for hire to take you out on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

If your preference is off-shore fishing, the Tampa Bay area offers many types of fish including:

  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Red Grouper
  • Gag Grouper
  • Goliath Grouper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Permit
  • Cobia
  • Sharks
  • Spanish Mackerel 
King Mackerel

Kingfish landed!!

Kingfish are among the fastest swimming fish in the world with recorded bursts of 40 miles per hour. The kingfish are not considered the best eating fish due to their prominent oily and strong fish taste, but are highly sought by anglers who are looking for a great, strong fish with a lot of fight.

Due to Tampa’s sub-tropical climate with summer temperatures reaching into the low and mid nineties for about 5-6 months per year, the fish are quite active during the summer weather. After visiting the Tampa Bay area, many people decide to relocate to the area after experiencing the fishing, beaches, nightlife, great restaurants, and fun-loving people. If you choose to purchase a home in the Tampa Bay area, you should have it properly insulated to avoid heat penetrating the living space and driving up your electric bills. The best company we recommend for this work is Insulation Plus of Tampa, LLC. 

The owner of the company is Ross Barall. Ross and his team have earned excellent reviews from their customers and offers the following services:

  • Attic Insulation using blown-in insulation with a long life and high “R” values
  • Solar Attic Fans to eliminate the heat build-up in your attic
  • Radiant Barrier protection, a coating installed on the underside of your roof in the attic
  • Attic Hatchway Thermal Blankets to cover your stairway to your attic

Give Ross a call and he will be happy to discuss how his services can save you a ton of money!!You can learn more about Ross and the services of his company by visiting his website, or call him at 813-951-4374!