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Steady Action Fishing Charters is a Tampa fishing charter service that specializes in light tackle fishing charters in the Tampa FL and St. Petersburg area. We're just an hour drive from Disney World Resorts. We welcome all anglers from novice to expert, solo to corporate parties, to come out and enjoy a great day of Tampa FL fishing.


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The flats and backcountry waters in and around Tampa are some of the finest fishing grounds in the world for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout and Cobia. There are shallow flats, and miles of peaceful backcountry which are the breeding grounds of most game fish. You can target schools of Redfish roaming the flats, Trout feeding in the miles of healthy sea grass, Tarpon Rolling along the bridges and passes throughout the bay, or Snook lying in the miles of undeveloped Mangroves lining Tampa Bay. There is also fantastic near shore fishing around many artificial wrecks, and reefs where you'll find Grouper, Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper and many other species that will make for a great day of fishing! Top that off with a breathtaking daily sunrise and sunset frequented with Dolphins and Manatees. It's all waiting for you here.

Take a moment to view our Tampa fishing photo gallery, where you'll see some of the many species of fish our fishing charter customers have recently caught. We've also included some Tampa area information, as well as fishing articles, and Tampa fishing regulations.

Tampa Fishing Charter - Tampa Fishing Guide, Tampa, FL

Steady Action Charters is owned and operated by Tampa fishing guide Captain Jason Prieto, a Florida Gulf Coast native who has been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg his entire life.

Tampa Fishing Special

August 22, 2014

Finding the right charter for you!

I take a lot of calls ¬†from all types of people, from all over the world looking to catch different types of fish in Tampa Bay. In my 10 years of being a full time guide in Tampa Bay I have always tried to meet every customers needs and put them on the type of fish they are out to catch. As a person coming to the area and looking to get out and do some fishing, you can have a ton of challenges ahead of you. Finding the right guy for what you are looking to do can be a bit difficult. As most surf the web looking for the right Tampa fishing charter, you will find the task to be a bit more difficult than it seems. I never really realized this until I recently tried to book a resort for a short vacation with the family. I found myself lost and confused an hour into doing my homework. With that being said, I’m going to try and give you a few tips and ideas to use if you are visiting Tampa Bay or St Petersburg and look to hire a fishing charter.

- Always ask questions- Dont be afraid to ask questions about the boat, size, year, engine, etc. You don’t want to be mislead and think you are on a bigger boat and find out different. If you have given a deposit that typically locks you in with that captain. This makes it more difficult o change after the fact

- Make Sure they have the right credentials- License and Insurance are something that every captain should have. Also ask whats included in the charter. Fishing License, Tackle, Fishing cleaning, etc.

- Reviews or Referrals- These are typically available online nowadays and are a great way to see what others have to say about their experience. Dont use this alone, book with a captain that you seem to have good conversation with on the phone. This will carry on the charter and make for a great day on the water.

- Ask if this is a part time or full time job- Fish move from week to week and booking with a full time guide that is out every day with typically make for a better day of catching.

- Pricing- Make sure you understand the charges, deposits, and cancellation terms before giving a deposit. Cancelling a charter is bad for both sides. Prices with most guys are typically right in line and very close. (Cheaper is not always better)

-What to expect- Make sure and get a report of what to expect beforehand. If you book months before this can be difficult but we typically have an idea of what you can expect.

Dont be afraid to let the captain find you another captain if he is booked- We typically network with others and I will only use guides that take pride in a charter and hold the same standards I do.

Fishing on Tampa Bay is a great experience as we have some of the best inshore fishing in the world. Make sure to do the homework mentioned above and I’m sure whomever you book with you will have memories to last a lifetime.

Tight lines

Capt Jason Prieto

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