Tampa Bay Flats Fishing

Capt. Eric Pelno Tampa, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Tampa Bay Flats Fishing-Person
(7Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Tampa Bay Flats Fishing is here to deliver you fishing charters in Tampa that you will talk about for the rest of your life! Our professional and safe charters will have you seeing much success out on the water. All skill levels are welcome, and children and families are encouraged to join. 

 

The Captain on your Tampa Bay fishing trip will be Eric Pelno. Capt. Eric has been fishing in Florida since he could walk. His passion for the sport of fishing developed at a very early age and has grown stronger over the years. He started running charters with the goal of sharing his passion for fishing with others and showing them how exciting it can be. He has participated in countless tournaments in the area and has won a fair share of them. Capt. Eric looks forward to sharing his knowledge and answering any questions you may have. 

 

Your inshore Florida fishing charter with Capt. Eric will begin in Clearwater and could go on to explore the waters of Palm Harbor, Town ‘N’ Country, Largo, Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Oldsmar, Feather Town, and many other locations in the Tampa Bay area. 

 

Captain Eric has a 23ft Sabalo Tower boat that makes fishing charters in Clearwater nice and easy. She has room on board for up to 4 passengers and is powered by a 140hp Suzuki engine. She can easily navigate through shallow waters of the Tampa flats. You will find all the proper safety and navigational equipment on deck as well as a loaded livewell. 

 

We offer full and half day trips that can start mornings or afternoons. All of your trips with us include the use of rods, reels, and tackle. Lures and bait will be included as well as a fishing license. At the end of your trip our crew will clean and package your catches. 

 

Tampa Bay is full of exciting species to target. On trips with us, you can expect to target the likes of Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Tarpon, Flounder, Snook, and Tripletail. 

 

Join Captain Eric Pelno and Tampa Bay Flats Fishing for an incredible Florida fishing adventure full of many smiles and catches!

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Tampa, FL, USA, Tampa

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Trips start at $450

4 Trips

1-4 guests

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2005 23' Bay Boat

140 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • No Illegal Substances

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 1:00pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This 4-hour trip is focused on going after Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the rich backcountry waters of Tampa Bay. From May to July, you can also enjoy some top-notch Tarpon fishing action.

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drinks,

I provide a cooler with ice bottled water.
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private

HALF DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

If you're not a huge fan of early-morning fishing, this is the trip for you. You'll be fishing the backcountry waters and flats for the likes of Redfish, Snook, and Trout.

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

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

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This 6-hour trip will have you targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the inshore waters of Tampa Bay. From May to July, you can also add some Tarpon to the mix and have a blast!

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

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

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This 8-hour trip will have you targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the inshore waters of Tampa Bay. From May to July, you can also add some Tarpon to the mix and have a blast!

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    Redfish
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tripletail

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

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

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Gear

    • Livewell

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Minimum Age

    • All ages welcome

    Fishing Location

    • Backcountry
    • Flats
    • Inshore
    • Nearshore
    • Offshore
    • Reef

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Eric Pelno

    Boat Type

    Bay Boat

    Boat Length

    23

    Year Built

    2005

    Engine Manufacturer

    Suzuki

    Number of Engines

    1

    Engine Horsepower

    140 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Tampa Bay Flats Fishing-Person
    (7Reviews)
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fishing Trip!

      Created Doug Hartman

      Great time fishing with them. They put us on the fish in no time! Will use again

    • Great Time

      Created Jeff Smith

      I caught a 45" Snook with Captain Eric. I thought I caught big Snook before but I was wrong. This was a finned freak of nature. Things like this should have wings and breathe fire. Thanks Tampa Bay Flats Fishing. My Dad and I both had a great time.

    • Highly Recommended

      Created Bill Peterson

      Honestly one of the best days I've ever had fishing for giant Snook was with Captain Eric. We fishing all over Tampa Bay and had a blast doing it. Brought my son and he was able to catch a fish that was bigger than him!!! Thanks again Eric.

    • Great Guide

      Created Elizabeth Haigh

      I have the pleasure of living in Florida so I get to fish a lot- captain Eric is head and shoulders above the rest. His boat is comfortable and he is very knowledgeable. He strives for the customer to have the best experience- he always delivers!!

    • Enjoyable Trip!

      Created Audrey Dakota

      Only book this captain if you want to ruin your view of every other captain you’ve ever booked, because he will give you a crazy fun day of fishing!

    • Great Fishing in the Tampa Bay Area

      Created Robert M

      I have had the pleasure of fishing with some the best Captain’s in the region. Based on countless trips in Tampa Area, Captain Eric is among the best that the Tampa Bay Fishery has to offer. Most area Captain’s are great in their local waters around their home marina. Although, I am a Tampa local and I enjoy fishing in as many different locations as possible. Captain Eric has always answered the call and produced the fish we have been looking for. He has put my friends, family, and myself on +60 lbs Black Drum in upper Tampa Bay, 150lbs Tarpon in St Petersburg, Monster Snook up and down Clearwater Beach, and slot Cobia on the Grass Flats of Pasco County. I highly recommend taking the opportunity schedule a trip with Captain Eric. After about a dozen trips with Captain Eric, I have never been disappointed with quantity and monster fish we have caught.

    • Capt.Erick was great !

      Created Berto G

      Great fishing trip! Captain Eric was very knowledgeable of the area and fishing spots I'm not a good fisherman but that day I had a great time and a great catch ! Definitely recommend my friends were happy as well very professional . Thanks captain