Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing- Baxter House Outfitters

Capt. Kenneth Tutalo Ruskin, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing, Capt. Ken Tutalo – Baxter House Outfitters is a charter specializing in fishing the shallow flats around Tampa Bay, FL. Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary connected to the Gulf of Mexico on the west central coast of Florida, comprising Hillsboro Bay, McKay Bay, Old Tampa Bay, Middle Tampa Bay, and Lower Tampa Bay. We offer trips from November through April fishing the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and offers unparalleled experience in both fly fishing and light spinning tackle trips. 

Captain Ken Tutalo will be your guide as you search for that catch of a lifetime. Capt. Ken has been fishing the likes of Upper Delaware and Tampa Bay for more than 25 years. He has been a full-time fly-fishing guide for over two decades and has introduced fly fishing to countless anglers over the years.

Your flats fly-fishing journey will take place on the 17ft Ankona technical poling Skiff which has a capacity for 2 guests. This stunning flats boat is powered by a 60 HP Evinrude engine. The boat contains all the safety features including life jackets and first-aid equipment, a GPS, fishfinder, an anchoring system, and an icebox which will preserve the freshness of your catch until you return to the shore. 

Our fishing trips are a very personalized adventure for one or two anglers. You will fish from a technical poling skiff which is designed to get you into the shallowest areas of the bay. All of Capt. Ken’s trips are highly instructional. You will spend the entire day learning the tactics that fool gamefish on Flies and Artificial Lures.

Our main targets are Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout, but Tarpon and Cobia  can be encountered at times. In addition to the gamefish mentioned there are numerous other species that readily take the fly. These include Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Lady Fish, Sheepshead, Snapper and more…

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing, Capt. Ken Tutalo – Baxter House Outfitters has earned a solid reputation as the most knowledgeable guide in the area. See for yourself by booking a trip with us today!

  Launch Location

Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin

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Trips start at $350

5 Trips

1-2 guests

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2015 17' Flats Boat/Skiff

60 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY MORNING

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a Half Day Morning, Flats and Back Country trip in the Tampa Bay estuary.  Guest can choose to fish with fly fishing tackle or light spin tackle. We spend most of our time in the south bay which is a beautiful area that is teeming with Fish and Wildlife. 

Capt. Ken has over 2 decades of full time guide experience and is a seasoned fly casting instructor.  Our main Targets are Snook, Redfish and Spotted Sea Trout. Most days we also encounter other local game fish including hard fighting Jack Crevales, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Pompano and more. All of these fish readily take both flies and lures. 

In addition to the great fishing our guest can expect to see lots of wildlife. Most days Dolphins, Manatees, Rays and Sharks are spotted along with an incredible array of shore birds.

All of our trips include fishing license. Top quality Fly and Spin tackle is available on all trips. Lures and flies are also included.  

Pick Up and Drop Off service available, Bait available
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private

HALF DAY AFTERNOON

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a Half Day Afternoon Flats and Back Country trip in the Tampa Bay estuary.  Guest can choose to fish with fly fishing tackle or light spin tackle. We spend most of our time in the south bay which is a beautiful area that is teeming with Fish and Wildlife. 

Capt. Ken has over 2 decades of full time guide experience and is a seasoned fly casting instructor. Our main Targets are Snook, Redfish and Spotted Sea Trout. Most days we also encounter other local game fish including hard fighting Jack Crevales, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Pompano and more. All of these fish readily take both flies and lures. 

In addition to the great fishing our guest can expect to see lots of wildlife. Most days Dolphins, Manatees, Rays and Sharks are spotted along with an incredible array of shore birds.

All of our trips include fishing license. Top quality Fly and Spin tackle is available on all trips. Lures and flies are also included.  

Pick Up and Drop Off service available, Bait available
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private

EVENING SNOOK FISHING

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a night time fly fishing trip. We will target Snook around dock lights. These trips put you on the water when the Snook are very active.

Fishing Livense, Tackle and Flies are included. Pick Up and Drop Off service available
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private

6 HOUR TRIP

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a 6-hour Flats and Back Country trip in the Tampa Bay estuary.  Guest can choose to fish with fly fishing tackle or light spin tackle. We spend most of our time in the south bay which is a beautiful area that is teeming with Fish and Wildlife. 

Capt. Ken has over 2 decades of full time guide experience and is a seasoned fly casting instructor. Full day trips typically include time in the Back Country, on the Flats and fishing the open waters of Tampa Bay. Our main Targets are Snook, Redfish and Spotted Sea Trout. Most days we also encounter other local game fish including hard fighting Jack Crevales, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Pompano and more. All of these fish readily take both flies and lures. 

In addition to the great fishing our guest can expect to see lots of wildlife. Most days Dolphins, Manatees, Rays and Sharks are spotted along with an incredible array of shore birds.

All of our trips include fishing license. Top quality Fly and Spin tackle is available on all trips. Lures and flies are also included.  

Pick Up and Drop Off service available, Bait available
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private

FULL DAY FLATS AND BACK COUNTRY

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a full day Flats and Back Country trip in the Tampa Bay estuary.  Guest can choose to fish with fly fishing tackle or light spin tackle. We spend most of our time in the south bay which is a beautiful area that is teeming with Fish and Wildlife. 

Capt. Ken has over 2 decades of full time guide experience and is a seasoned fly casting instructor. Full day trips typically include time in the Back Country, on the Flats and fishing the open waters of Tampa Bay. Our main Targets are Snook, Redfish and Spotted Sea Trout. Most days we also encounter other local game fish including hard fighting Jack Crevales, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Pompano and more. All of these fish readily take both flies and lures. 

In addition to the great fishing our guest can expect to see lots of wildlife. Most days Dolphins, Manatees, Rays and Sharks are spotted along with an incredible array of shore birds.

All of our trips include fishing license. Top quality Fly and Spin tackle is available on all trips. Lures and flies are also included.  

Pick Up and Drop Off service available, Bait available
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Fish Species

Redfish
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell
  • Poling Platform

Fishing Techniques

  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Pick up and drop off service available
  • Fly Casting Instruction
  • Multiple Launch Locations around Tampa Bay

Minimum Age

  • 10

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Kenneth Tutalo

Boat Type

Flats Boat/Skiff

Boat Length

17'

Year Built

2015

Engine Manufacturer

Evinrude Etec

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

60 HP

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