Because of its proximity to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, plenty of qualified Treasure Island fishing charters is waiting to take you on the fishing trip of your dreams.
Inshore fishing in Treasure Island is red hot. Try your luck on a day trip on the water with your Treasure Island fishing guide, landing the Grand Slam of Snook, Redfish, and Sea Trout in one outing. Then, in May, June, and July, you can be in for a treat, being entertained by the high-flying and dancing of the “Silver King” as you reel one in during the peak of Tarpon season.
Offshore something is always biting. You can head to the extensive reef system for Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, and Kingfish. If you are looking for something different, you can enter the annual Kingfish tournament that attracts anglers from all over. Futher offshore, you will be in for some rod bending drag screaming action bringing in Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and the other trophy fish.
Many marinas are located in and near the town, and booking a day or days with a professional Treasure Island fishing charter is the best way to spend a day on the water and come home with a cooler full of fish. Fishing is exciting in this small easy-going city!
How much does it cost to go charter fishing in Treasure Island, FL?
Inshore fishing trips run on average $500 for half-day (4 hours) and around $950 for full-day excursions. These rates are based on 2 anglers. If you have more in your party there is a $50/person charge. Offshore is a little more pricey with a half-day trip price average of $700 and full-day 8-hour trips $1200. These trips offshore are for a maximum of 6 anglers.
These prices vary depending on the length of trips, size of boat, number of anglers and for some Treasure Island fishing charters the fishing technique used. There are many fishing boats specifically designed for particular popular fish species such as Tarpon, Red Snapper and Shark and your captain can also customize trips to cater to your needs. At this time there are no shared trips available.
What months are the best times to go fishing in Treasure Island?
In the months between April to September,in both the inshore and offshore, is when the majority of the fish species are active and in good numbers. During this period of time is Tarpon season, Red Snapper season, Redfish are very hot inshore as well as snook. Other notables are Mahi Mahi, a variety of Snapper and Grouper, Sailfish and more. This is the best time and the winter is the weakest, however there are fish active in these waters year round.
What should I bring with me when charter fishing Treasure Island?
Everything you need to have a great day on the water is included in your charter price. This includes; licenses, rods, reels, tackle and bait. The captain recommends you wear a hat and bring good UV-protective sunglasses and sunscreen. Also to show proof of the fish that did not get away you should bring a good camera or video camera so that you can boast to your friends about your day and your catch. You can bring beverages and snacks too. Some do include beverages and snacks so you need to check if you need to bring your own water or other beverage. Some charters also allow beer.Check with your fishing guide for all of their rules and policies.