Expert Tampa Fishing Guide, Capt. Mike Murphy, Reports Stellar Fishing Season

Published June 28, 2023

Voted Best Tampa Bay Fishing Guide, Captain Mike Murphy Says Tampa Inshore Fishing Charters Are On Fire

Apollo Beach, United States - June 15, 2023 / Fish This Inshore Charters /

Tampa Fishing Guide Captain Mike Murphy Reports Exceptional Season for Inshore Charters

Acclaimed Tampa Bay fishing guideCaptain Mike Murphy of Fish This Inshore Charters reported a sensational fishing season as the winds calm and the waters teem with an abundance of aquatic life. His company, based in the beautiful locale of Apollo Beach, FL, offers Tampa fishing charters covering a broad range of species, including snook, redfish, and trout, among others.

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Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Guides Enjoy a Bountiful Season

Capt. Murphy noted, "The fishing is on fire. Lots of bait on the flats, and the target species are following the bait schools." His experience as one of the best Tampa fishing guides contributes to his unparalleled knowledge of Tampa Bay's diverse habitats, which house a multitude of gamefish species.

Tarpon Fishing in Tampa Bay: The Challenge and Reward

Capt. Murphy reveals that tarpon are back in town, and anglers are catching some sizable fish. "Tarpon are an amazing fight," he comments. "Bridges, passes (like Beans Point and Egmont channel), and local reefs are great locations to begin. These fish have a tremendous fight in them. Use a 6000 series spinning reel with a matching rod with some backbone." He encourages anglers to be patient, prepared, and not to be discouraged if they throw the hook, a common occurrence known as "jumping a tarpon".

Tampa Bay's Redfish and Trout: A Go-to for Anglers

Tampa Bay Redfish ChartersAccording to Capt. Murphy, "Trout are a great go-to this time of year with the grasses flushing out on the flats." He recommends using artificial jigs with curly tail bodies and adapting the weight of the jig head to account for the water depth. He also notes that redfish are incredibly strong and provide a thrilling challenge, especially when they seek refuge under the mangroves on high tides.

A Diverse Array of Species in Tampa Bay's Waters

In addition to tarpon, trout, and redfish, Tampa Bay is also abundant with Spanish mackerel, snook, and other species. Capt. Murphy highlights that while snook are currently closed for harvest, they still contribute to a great day out on the water.

The Personal Touch with Fish This Inshore Charters

Fish This Inshore Charters believes that every fishing charter should be specifically catered to the client's wishes. Whether it's targeting snook, keeping the rods bent all day for a family outing, or introducing clients to the flora and fauna of Tampa Bay, Capt. Mike Murphy ensures an unforgettable fishing experience.

The company can also handle groups for company or family outings and works with a great network of veteran Tampa Bay charter captains, making it the perfect choice for adding a touch of fishing fun to corporate outings or wedding parties.

For booking and additional information about Fish This Inshore Charters, please call or text at (813) 459-2521 or use the contact form on the website. As Capt. Murphy emphasizes, "If I am on the water, a text message is usually the quickest way to reach me". Don't miss out on this extraordinary fishing season withone of the best Tampa fishing guides, Captain Mike Murphy!

About Fish This Inshore Charters

Fish This Inshore Charters, guided by Capt. Mike Murphy offers unparalleled fishing experiences in Tampa Bay. Catering to the specific desires of each client, the company provides a diverse range of charters targeting a variety of species. From inshore flats fishing for redfish to scouring the depths for grouper, Fish This Inshore Charters shows you the very best of what Tampa Bay has to offer. To learn more, visit:

Fish This Inshore Charters has dozens and dozens of 5-star reviews online and hundreds of happy clients. Here's what one recent customer, Jim Simmermon, had to say about their experience with Capt. Mike: "Fished with Captain Mike 2 years ago and had a great day. Back again this year from Pennsylvania and had another great day! Capt. Mike is knowledgeable, friendly and knows where the fish are. I highly recommend Fish This Charters."

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Contact Information:

Fish This Inshore Charters

424 Bahama Grande Blvd
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
United States

Capt. Mike Murphy
(813) 459-2521

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