Inshore Fishing Charters Tampa Bay, FL

Nothing is as exciting or rewarding as spending a day on the water landing big fish. At Captain John O’Hanlon Fishing Expeditions, we’re proud to share our love of Florida’s beautiful waters with our clients. Whether you’re an experienced angler or want to try out inshore fishing for the first time, we can put together an expedition that meets your needs.

Inshore Fishing in Tampa Bay

Just like its name suggests, inshore fishing is conducted in waters no more than a few miles off the coastline. It’s possible to inshore fish from either a pier or a platform. If you’re considering heading out on a fishing expedition but haven’t been before, an inshore trip might be the perfect choice. Capt. John will show you the ropes and teach you what you need to know to land your first fish.

What’s the Difference Between Inshore and Offshore Fishing?

When it comes to saltwater fishing, many individuals automatically think of deep-sea or offshore expeditions for Marlin, Tuna and other large fish. However, the opportunities for saltwater fishing extend far beyond offshore trips. When you head out for an inshore expedition, your captain will identify an area that has a good bottom structure and can support a large fish population.

Captain John O’Hanlon has spent the majority of his life in Florida’s waters, meaning that he has the expertise needed to pick an ideal inshore fishing spot. Of course, the captain will be delighted to share his knowledge with you on one of our expeditions. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about inshore fishing, Capt. John is the man from whom you can learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know. Bait, tackle, licenses, and cleaning and packaging of your fish is included in the price of your expedition.

Types of Fish to Catch and the Best Time of the Year to Catch Them

If you’re considering inshore fishing in Tampa Bay, you are likely curious about the types of fish that you might catch on your expedition. Among the most popular catches on our inshore trips are Sea Bass, Trout, Tarpon, Snook, Mackerel and Redfish. Inshore trips tend to be most successful from late winter into early spring, though the early autumn months can also provide excellent fishing opportunities. Please feel free to call and speak with Capt. John about what will be biting at the time of your expedition.

Your Tampa Bay Fishing Guide of Choice

Florida’s gorgeous coastal waters provide for some of the best fishing experiences in the world. At Captain John O’Hanlon Fishing Expeditions, we’re proud to introduce anglers new and old to the waters around Tampa Bay. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a new enthusiast, we can put together an expedition that suits your needs.