FLORIDA OFFSHORE FISHING CHARTERS
Plan your trip with the help of the Outfitter Crew
Year-round fishing adventures
Get ready for a rod-bending, adrenaline-pumping experience on a Florida offshore fishing charter. Tampa Bay’s year-round warm weather and warm waters make for one of Florida’s hottest fishing destinations with different species heating up the action seasonally.
Kingfish make their run through the area just off the beaches twice a year, and you never know when a stray wahoo may hit that trolling line. Grouper, snapper, permit and amberjack love to hang around the hard bottom of artificial reefs and Gulf wrecks, and you can usually pick up an early morning cobia around one of the buoys or markers.
Know Before You Go:
We take fishing regulations seriously because we’re committed to conservation. It's important to know and respect the local fishing regulations to help protect and sustain the fisheries. At best, it’s good sportsmanship. At worst, being unfamiliar is a prescription for fines and penalties. We must all do our small part in protecting the fisheries for future generations to come. Please learn more about Florida fishing regulations and how to acquire your fishing license.
FLORIDA OFFSHORE FISHING FAQS
Q: How long will we be fishing?
A: Half-day trips are four or six hours. Full-day trips are eight hours.
Q: Does RumFish Beach Resort work with a preferred offshore captain?
A: Yes, please meet Captain Mike Anderson. Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on June 9, 1968, Captain Mike was introduced to 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 a contributor to a number of charitable organizations, including Boys & Girls Club of Tampa, Children's Miracle Network and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
For several years, Captain Mike could be found on 620 AM’s “Sports Animal’s Fishing Show” on Sunday mornings sharing fishing stories and providing tips. After a three-year stint at another station, the Animals returned to WDAE in September of 2009 where they can now be heard from 7-9 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Q: Does RumFish Beach Resort work with a preferred party boat?
A: Yes. If you enjoy fishing with a group, Miss Pass-A-Grille can help. Miss Pass-A-Grille is a 51', open-deck fishing machine, complete with an air-conditioned cabin for comfort on warm summer days. If you’re ready to catch triggerfish, red group, gag grouper, sea bass, mangrove snapper or gray snapper, and want to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow anglers, this is the trip to book. Half-day and full-day trips are available.