Captain Will Shook
tampa bay fishing charters
Offering full and half day guided Tampa fishing charters in Tampa and Tampa Bay. Join Captain Will aboard his custom built 25′ Pathfinder, designed to safely, quickly, and smoothly traverse the waters of Tampa Bay. This is the perfect platform for anglers of all skill levels to stalk, fight, and catch all of the various gamefish that Tampa Bay has to offer.
Captain Will Shook is known for his professionalism, keen fishing knowledge, and relaxed demeanor…
Which means you are going to have an awesome time!
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To ensure that you are able to fish on the dates you’d like, please reserve your charter well in advance!
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CAPTAIN WILL SHOOK
I grew up here in Tampa, and I have a passion for fishing. If anyone was ever looking for me the first place they’d check was to see if my boat was gone, so I guess it came as no surprise to my friends that I decided to become a fishing charter captain. And now I’d like to share my enthusiasm, and the excitement of stalking and catching fish with you.
fishing charter types
Inshore Light tackle fishing
Oh, it’s addictive… Starting with Snook! They’re sleek, crafty, and fast. And always up for a blistering fight. Now follow that up with some Redfish action… They’re so tough and challenging there is actually a fishing tour dedicated to them. That’s just the start because we also have many other saltwater species of fish, and you can bet there isn’t a single one of them that will give up easy… Oh, yes, get a good night’s sleep because your in for it now!
tarpon fishing trips
Although our year-round fishing encompasses every one of the major species of inshore game fish that are sought out by tropical anglers. There is one species that rises above them all (literally, LOL)… Tarpon! The “silver king”, often running in excess of 100 pounds, unmatched in their ability to carry on a sustained battle that’ll make your arms feel like they’re going to fall off. Their fury and power is unmatched by any inshore species, and we’re going fishing for them!
Contact me for additional specifics, like best time of year, if you’d like to target Tarpon on your fishing charter.
one of the top inshore fishing destinations
If you’re thinking of going on a Tampa fishing charter, you’ve come to the right place!
Let me tell you a little more about what we have in store for you… Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor, and shallow estuary, covering over 400 sq/mi. It is directly connected to the Gulf of Mexico, and home to a plethora of fish species, including Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Grouper, Snapper, plus too many others to count. This is why the Tampa area has gained notoriety among anglers as one of the hottest light tackle fishing spots in Florida. You can travel just a few miles across the water, and enter into a completely different ecosystem, ranging from deep blue water, to lush shallow flats, thus making our area one of the most diverse and versatile fishing locations in the USA.
If by chance you get voicemail, just leave a message, and I promise to return your call as soon as I’m able.
Latest Tampa Fishing reports and fishing tips
Fall Winter Fishing in Tampa Bay
Fall is one of my favorite times of year to fish Tampa Bay. Not only is the fishing great, but the boat traffic is way down. Cooler water temperatures signal winter time is approaching and our inshore fishery heats up. Snook will start eating heavily to pack on the pounds for the cooler months to
Summer Time Tactics
Fishing Tampa Bay during the summer can be challenging, but with a little planning you can be successful. The key to summertime fishing is to get out early, before the heat and afternoon thunderstorms come. Another key to summer fishing is to fish the flats early in the morning. As temperatures rise on the flats,
Spring Fishing is on Fire
You name it and it has been biting on Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay fishing charters for snook, redfish and trout bite has been hot. Some tarpon are starting to move around and stage up. April is my favorite month to fish. Come fishing with me and you will know why. The Tampa Bay snook fish