Just off St. Pete Beach in the Gulf of Mexico you’ll find so many fish, and yet so little time to conquer all the fishing excursions you could plan. Take your pick — troll offshore for a speed-demon wahoo or venture into the quiet backwaters of Tampa Bay to stalk snook and redfish. Seldom a day goes by when an angler gets skunked fishing these waters. This is Tampa fishing at its finest.

Let our experts at the Outfitter Shop connect you with a highly reputable inshore or offshore guide to put you and your crew on the fish. Our world-class Outfitter staff have been assisting guest anglers, of all skill levels, in getting the most out of their time on the water, which is why TradeWinds has become a favorite among fishing resorts in Florida. Whether it’s for gear, guidance or just plain old fish tales, the Outfitter has you covered.


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 often weigh more than 100 pounds with some occasionally topping 200 pounds – a real thrill on light pound test line. The Tampa area is also famous for spearfishing. An abundance of large game fish, such as cobia, snapper, kingfish, bonito, mackerel and grouper, can be found in the Gulf waters.

The Intracoastal waters of Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs add to your potential catch of redfish, snook, grouper, pompano, sheepshead, spotted seatrout and Spanish mackerel. A few fights with a jack, ladyfish or gafftopsail catfish will keep the day lively while the mild climate provides for favorable fishing conditions year-round.


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.