Tampa Bay is world renowned for some of the best light tackle inshore fishing. This region includes the pristine flats of the various bays making up the greater Tampa Bay, along with deep channel cuts leading into the Port of Tampa. Tarpon, the “Silver King”, are plentiful in Tampa Bay. They are often over 100 pounds and occasionally topping 200 pounds – a real thrill on light pound test line. The intracoastal waters of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and up to Tarpon Springs add to your potential catch of spotted seatrout, redfish, snook, pompano, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, and grouper. A few fights with a jack, ladyfish or gafftopsail catfish keeps the day lively. The mild climate provides for favorable fishing conditions year round.
Half-day trips are 4 or 6 hours and full-day trips are 8 hours. If you’d like to join Captain Michael Anderson on an inshore fishing trip call the Guy Harvey Outfitter Shop at 855.GH.OUTFITTER or 727.329.1408.
Captain Mike Anderson
Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on June 9, 1968, Captain Mike was introduced to the wonders of the great outdoors and the simple joy of fishing at a very young age. Reared in a family of fishing enthusiasts, Mike joined his father and uncle on a regular basis throughout his childhood, as they would cast for walleye, muskie and perch.
Captain Mike has been fishing the Tampa Bay area since 1990. In early 2000, Captain Mike began Thunderbay Charters Service and is currently fishing approximately 150+ days a year. Captain Mike is a professional tournament fisherman, and competes on the Ranger/Mercury Redfish Tour and Southern Redfish Trail. Captain Mike is also contributor to a number of charitable organizations including Boys & Girls Club of Tampa, Children's Miracle Network and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Captain Mike and Captain Billy Nobles for several years were found Sunday mornings on 620 AM, Tampa, FL sharing fishing stories and providing tips on the “Sports Animal’s Fishing Show.” After a 3-year stint at another station, the Animals returned to WDAE in September of 2009 where they can be heard from 7-9 a.m. on Sunday mornings.