Florida is known as the fishing capital of the world. With water surrounding and diverting our landmasses, we host over 1,100 species of fish. Knowing an excellent spot to drown that bait can be the difference between fishing and catching. That’s why we’re sharing our favorite Florida Fishing Spots in Tampa Bay.
Located just west of the Skyway Bridge stands one of the last landmasses between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A days adventure to this location could include:
- World-renowned beaches
- Sand dollar islands
- Abundant wildlife
- Biking trails
- Kayak rentals
- Numerous fishing hot-spots
Fish Fort DeSoto from any location within the park by wading the grass flats, launching your vessel, or accessing a private fishing pier. Anglers are catching seasonal species as they pass into the bay. The combination of shallows and deep-water access make it a fishing haven.
The Skyway Fishing Pier is known as the longest fishing pier in the world. This makes it one of our favorite Florida fishing spots for the ambiance alone. Once a two-lane highway turned into a north and south fishing pier, you’re sure to find deep water, plenty of space to set-up for the day, and an abundance of fish.
The Skyway Fishing Pier is a state park. Each car will cost you $4 plus an additional $4 per person you’re bringing aboard. The pass covers your fishing licenses for a full 24-hours, and you are free to roam on and off the bridge during that time.
Apollo Beach is famous for its winter fishing. With an electrical plant nearby cycling the water in and out of its hot machinery, you’ll find saltwater predators, manatees, and those searching for warmer water during our chilly winter months.
Anglers who have access to boats and kayaks launch nearby at a local marina, and those fishing from shore can drive straight to the beach. Fish for cobia, tarpon, sharks, and jacks as they fly in and out of this winter fishing mecca.
Terra Ceia Bay
Quickly gaining popularity as locals discover its diversity, Terra Ceia Bay is our first choice of Florida fishing spots to explore. From rental homes with docks to public boat launches and uninhabited islands, one is sure to find their fishing flare within Terra Ceia’s diverse and protected waters.
Located on the south end of Tampa Bay, Terra Ceia is quickly gaining a reputation for slightly warmer temperatures, a diversity of species, and year-round fishing success. Surrounded by the Terra Ceia State Preserve, its 25,000 acres of protected water not only please our eco-friendly travelers but anglers alike.
Sheepshead, Snapper, Speckled Sea Trout, Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, Jacks, Pompano, Grouper, Sharks, Tarpon, and Cobia are just a few of the reasons we love this Florida Fishing Spot.
Located in Terra Ceia Bay lies a cozy little RV park welcoming travelers and seasonal explorers alike. Fish from our private fishing pier, launch your vessel with our private boat ramp, or gain quick access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf from this uniquely located spot.
Named Fisherman’s Cove for a reason, we welcome you to explore our waters, our way of life, and our fishing any time of year. Having grand access from such a tiny living space is what makes this resort worthy of Florida fishing spots to mention – and our favorite way to access them all any time of year.