Tampa Bay Fishing Guides

Captain Mike is a professional Tampa Bay fishing guide that offers inshore and nearshore fishing charters


Book NowCall: (941) 812-0734

Call Captain Mike for your next Tampa Bay Fishing trip at

Tampa Fishing Guides

Captain Mike is a professional Tampa Bay fishing guide that offers inshore fishing charters, Tampa flats fishing, and nearshore fishing charters throughout the Tampa Bay area. Mike is an expert charter fishing captain with over 30 years experience fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and he’s always courteous with his fishing guests. Mike’s Tampa Bay fishing charter service caters to anglers of all skill levels, so if you’re in town on vacation or business give him a call if you want to go fishing. Captain Mike’s Fishing Guide Service is a Kid Friendly fishing service and Mike loves to teach children how to catch fish. He uses freshly caught live bait, almost exclusively. Before your fishing trip is scheduled to start, Mike goes out early to catch fresh live bait, so you can start fishing when you arrive at the first fishing spot.

Tampa fishing

Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing

Mike Turner’s charter fishing service provides all the bait, tackle, fishing license, cooler, and ice. The tackle provided is high quality and well maintained to ensure a successful day on the water. When you return to the dock at the end of your fishing adventure (if you desire) Captain Mike will filet and bag your fresh caught fish. Mike works hard for all his fishing guests to make certain that your fishing charter will be one that you will always remember and excited to tell your friends about. His guided fishing trips are very flexible, and Mike will tailor the charter to best fit your needs. If you want to fish in the morning and stop at a waterfront restaurant for lunch…you can do it. If you’re into sightseeing, sunsets or Eco-trips, Captain Mike can accommodate you.

Fish Species


The Tampa Bay fish we target varies depending on the season and your desire. We commonly fish for Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, and Tarpon inshore. Near shore we catch Grouper, Snapper, Permit, Cobia, and King Mackerel.

Captain Mike


Captain Mike Turner is a 3rd generation native of the Tampa Bay area, and has been fishing his entire life. He has an incredible knowledge and passion for showing clients the fishing action that the Tampa Bay waters have to offer.

About the boat


Captain Mike’s boat is a spacious 24ft Privateer Renegade with a full tower that allows for ease of navigation and spotting fish. His boat performs comfortably in both backwater and miles offshore

Fishing Reports

February Fishing Report

February Fishing Report

Winter time fishing has been in full swing. Then go-to targeted fish this time of year is Sheepshead. This convict striped fish are in the Porgy family and they feed 100 percent on crustations. The bait we use for them almost exclusively is shrimp. Sheepshead can get...

September Fishing Report

September Fishing Report

September is one of my favorite months of the year to fish.  Tampa Bay has many options to offer this time of year.  Mangrove Snapper are always plentiful for the anglers that are interested in harvesting fish for the freezer, Gag Grouper are starting to pour into the...

Winter fishing is on!

Winter fishing is on!

The Fall pattern is giving way way to colder water temps and winter fishing fun. Winter fishing in Tampa Bay is a whole different ball game compared to the rest of the year. There is a lot of diversity and fishermen must be willing to be flexible in their approach....

Fishing in the Winter is all About Timing.

Fishing in the Winter is all About Timing.

Fishing in the winter is all about timing. When we have nice warm sunny days fishing can be more like spring time, but when cold front come through we are forced to switch gears and use different techniques. Sudden drops in water temperature can cause tropical species...