People often ask me, “When is the best time to go tarpon fishing during the summer?”. Typically, my response is, “Every chance you get!”. But, the truth is, there are some days that are better than others and I can tell you what days those are years in advance. You see, tarpon (and most fish...
We’re very lucky here in the Tama Bay area. Maybe “lucky” isn’t the right word, “fortunate” is probably a better word for how I feel about our sub-tropical climate here. While most of the country is struggling with record low temperatures, often reaching in the single digits, “cold” ...
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Ken Mercer
· October 15, 2017
I’ve fished with Rick for the last two years in the Pediatric Cancer Fishing Tournament. Rick knows how to put you on the fish and have a great time doing it. Thanks Rick!
Tarin Silkworth
· June 14, 2017
Rick is a awesome captain! He is great with kids and people of all ages! If you want to catch a trophy fish give him a call!
Matt McCullers
· June 19, 2017
My family has been friends with Rick for a while, always do our saltwater charters with Mr Rick. Great fishing everytime, never a dull moment with him!! Last trip had many hook ups on tarpon. Overall ...a Great trip and fishing couldnt get any better. See More
Michael Barbino
· June 14, 2017
Capt. Rick is the best! Extremely knowledgeable as well as extremely patient. He is super with kids of all ages!
Call him !
Dania Alvarez
· June 14, 2017
Rick is a great captain and very experienced! Highly recommend him!
Steve Hand
· June 14, 2017
Great captain, knows the waters and how to put you on fish!

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Tampa Bay is the real “winter wonderland”! Seriously… we don’t need snow to have a great time down here. We have saltwater full of fish and December is an amazing time to fish for them. Our primary targets this month will be redfish, trout, and sheephead. All three are great fighters...

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There is so much to love about the Tampa Bay area. The beaches, the food, the entertainment… AND… the winter weather and the fishing in the Bay. It very rarely gets too cold to fish here in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, for certain species of fishing, wintertime is...

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Snook is by far the most exciting shallow water game fish that we have here in the Tampa Bay area. Their hard thumping hits, drag screaming runs, and their ability to leap into the air make them one of the most sought-after game fish in all of Florida. Fall is...
If you’ve fished the Tampa Bay area very often for redfish, you’ve definitely run into reds “that just won’t eat”. It can be the most frustrating thing in the world! I mean, you can see the fish, they look happy, but for whatever reason, it seems like they just won’t...
In about a week or so, your kids will be dressing up and walking the neighborhood “trick-or-treating” and collecting candy. Some may dress up as something scary, some may dress up as something cute. Either way, it’s a 100% chance that they will have a great time. As far as the fishing goes, this tim...
It’s that time of year again folks! Time to chase after the inshore slam here in the Tampa Bay area. Fall fishing is just getting started and the bite is really heating up. From Central Florida on both coasts, all the way to the Florida Keys, redfish, snook, and trout are the prime targets of inshor...

Had the pleasure of fishing JT Brown with the Tampa Bay Lightning today we where able to catch a few fish #captainricktampabay #doradoboats #mercurymarine

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My favorite time of year is almost here — October fishing! It is absolutely one of the best months of the year for inshore fishing in the Tampa Bay area. The weather will be milder and the fishing will be hot! September Report: Many people feared that hurricane Irma would have messed up the fishing…

My clients had a blast today. Book now the fishing is on fire!!

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