Tampa Fishing Guide

Experience the Thrill of the Open Ocean with Tampa's Best Deep-Sea Fishing Guide

Salty Knots offers unforgettable experiences on the sparkling waters of Tampa FL. Join us for deep sea fishing or take a sunset cruise along the coast and enjoy the stunning views while sipping on a cold drink.

Tampa, Florida, is a popular destination for anglers of all skill levels, thanks to its abundant waters and diverse marine life. But with so many fishing spots, it can be overwhelming for visitors to find the best locations and techniques for a successful fishing trip. That’s where a Tampa fishing guide comes in – an experienced and knowledgeable guide can provide invaluable insight and expertise to help you make the most of your time on the water. Whether a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, a Tampa fishing guide can help you catch the big one and create unforgettable memories.

What is Deep-Sea Fishing?

Deep-sea fishing is a type of fishing that takes place in deep waters, typically more than 30 meters (100 feet) deep. This type of fishing usually involves using specialized equipment, such as fishing rods, reels, and lines, as well as bait and lures designed to attract large, deep-water fish species. Deep-sea fishing can occur in saltwater or freshwater environments, depending on the location and target species.

Deep-sea fishing can be a challenging and exciting experience, as it often involves targeting large, powerful fish species such as marlin, tuna, and swordfish. It requires skill, patience, and knowledge of the specific fishing techniques and equipment needed to catch these elusive and often elusive fish. Many people enjoy deep-sea fishing as a sport or recreational activity, while others rely on it as a livelihood.

Red Snapper

We specialize in catching red snapper, one of the most popular game fish in St Pete. Our experienced guides know the best spots to see these prized fish and will provide you with the necessary equipment and techniques to reel them.


With their large size and impressive fighting abilities, catching a grouper is a thrilling experience. At Salty Knots, we specialize in catching grouper, one of the most sought-after game fish in St Pete.

Amber Jack

These strong and aggressive fish fought great, making them a thrilling catch for any angler. Our experienced guides know the best techniques and equipment to target amberjack.


These high-speed predators require specific skills and techniques to catch, and our experienced guides know how to do it. We'll take you to the best spots and provide you with the necessary equipment to capture these prized fish.

What to Expect on a Deep-Sea Fishing Trip with a Tampa Guide

When you book a deep-sea fishing trip with a Tampa guide, you can expect an adventure-packed day on the water. Here are some things you can expect:

  • Pre-trip briefing: Your guide will brief you on what to expect during your trip, including safety procedures, fishing techniques, and what fish you can catch.
  • Fishing: You’ll spend most of the day fishing, with your guide helping you find the best spots and providing guidance on catching big game fish.
  • Sightseeing: Deep-sea fishing in Tampa provides a unique opportunity to see marine wildlife, including dolphins, sea turtles, and even whales.

What Type of Fish Will I Catch With Salty Knots Fishing Charter In St Petersburg FL?

We catch fish year round here is a list of the different fish our great fishery provides throughout the year

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Book Your Deep-Sea Fishing Trip with Salty Knots Fishing Charter

If you’re looking for an experienced and knowledgeable fishing guide in Tampa, look no further than Captain Avery Hughes of Salty Knots Fishing Charter. With over 15 years of experience in the fishing industry, Captain Avery is one of the area’s most trusted and respected fishing guides.

Captain Avery grew up fishing the waters around Tampa and has developed an intimate knowledge of the area’s waterways and fishing hotspots. He is skilled in various fishing techniques, including deep-sea fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing, and is passionate about sharing his love of fishing with others. Contact us today to book your trip.


American Red Snapper

The American Red Snapper season is one of the most popular times to fish the Gulf of Mexico! American red snapper can grow up to the mid 30 pound range and are found in deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico between 100-450ft. Red snapper are a delicious eating bottom fish that put of an enormous fight.

Our high level of experience and determination will give you the best opportunity to land these giant fish! During red snapper season we will also target red and gag grouper along with a other variety of reef and pelagic species. Looking for just a red snapper trip? Great,  we offer red snapper limit trips time frame is between 5-10 hours. You never know what the Gulf of Mexico will bring because our fishery is just so great! 



Charter Pricing

Extreme Charter Pricing “trophy trips”

Note: trips above can be any type of trip you want including red snapper and grouper etc call us to see what’s biting!