TAMPA BAY

Reserve your next saltwater fly fishing adventure today with Captain Brian Jill and fish the crystal clear waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Great fly fishing in Tampa Bay on the shallow water flats and beaches for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and more are a short distance away from Tampa International Airport and St. Pete/Clearwater Airport.  From beginner to advanced, all skill levels are welcome and casting lessons are included in your trip.

Group trips are available throughout the year and we will assist with arranging additional guides/skiffs, transportation to/from airport, and advise on the best places to stay in the area.  Feel free to reach out with any questions, we are here to make your next fishing experience the best it can be!

TARPON (Spring/Summer)

The Tampa Bay Area has some of the most expansive, bright sandy flats around.  Spring through Summer is the best time to fly fish for big migratory Tarpon. Resident Tarpon are available nearly year round in Tampa Bay making this a truly unique fishery that many people overlook. Book your trip now as spots fill up quickly during the season. This is one of the pinnacles of fishing, hooking a Silver King on Fly!

REDFISH (Fall/Winter)

Redfish can be caught year round in Tampa Bay, although I prefer to fish for them in the cooler months. Florida winters remains fairly mild throughout the season with the occasional cold front. In between these fronts we can have bright sunny days that are perfect for sight fishing Redfish on our flats. During primetime it is usual to see large schools of Redfish swimming across shallow water devouring crabs, shrimp, and baitfish.

TARGET SPECIES

Tampa bay and the Gulf Beaches are home to a huge assortment of game fish species, most of which can be targeted with a fly rod. Some of the better known fish that can be targeted are Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Bonita (False Albacore), Shark, Pompano, Mackerel, and more. There is always something worth targeting here.

NIGHT FLY FISHING

When the sun goes down a variety of fish come out to feed heavily around lighted structures such as docks and bridges. These places can quickly turn into a battle ground when a hungry Tarpon decides to eat your fly. Some of my largest Snook have been caught while night fishing. This is a very exciting and visual type of fly fishing.

capt brian jill

Capt. Brian Jill is a native to Tampa Bay and has been guiding in the area for over 10 years. Having grown up on the Gulf Coast of Florida he has a close connection with the surrounding waters and the fish that live there. His Fly Fishing career has taken him to remote locations around the globe such as Central/South America, Iceland, Greenland, New Zealand, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific islands, Australia and more.

As one of the founders of the Angling Exploration Group (AEGmedia) he helped to pave a way for a new adventure style of Fly Fishing videos. He attended Colorado State and graduated with a degree in Anthropology. After 5 years of mountain life he decided to return to his saltwater roots in Florida and continue his fly fishing lifestyle. When he’s not guiding he can be found working on a new MOTIV FISHING film project and traveling to the next remote fishing location.

The Hells Bay Marquesa is an incredible skiff that is unparalleled in its abilities to handle a rough chop in open waters comfortably yet still capable of accessing those shallow fishing spots. Stability and a large amount of deck space will make your time on the water more enjoyable allowing you to focus on the matter at hand, catching fish! Standard casting platform and cage style platforms are available to make your fishing experience more enjoyable.

MAKE A DEPOSIT

A deposit of $100.00 is requested to secure your day on the water.  Please contact me prior to paying a deposit so I can schedule you in. (Accepted payments: Paypal, Visa/Mastercard, and check)
 
Deposits can be sent Paypal to captbrian@lostcoastanglers.com or with the link below.  Select the quantity for the number of days you are booking. 
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WHERE TO MEET

Fishing locations are determined based on the weather and fishing conditions and can change at the last minute. It is important to contact me the night before your charter to confirm where we are meeting.

WHAT TO BRING

Food and beverages, sunscreen, hat, polarized sunglasses, camera, non-marking shoes, rain gear, jacket, personal tackle if preferred.

INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

Flats skiff (18ft Hells Bay Marquesa), fuel, ice, cooler, drinks, Loop fly rods and reels, leaders, custom tied flies, camera for digital photos, fly-casting instruction, all uscg approved safety equipment.

CANCELLATIONS

Prior to one week before the date of the fishing charter will receive a full refund, or may be rescheduled for a later date. Cancellations due to bad weather are at the captain’s discretion and will receive a full refund or may be rescheduled.

GROUP TRIPS

Fishing trips with three or more anglers are available with advanced notice and require additional guide(s) and boat(s). Rates are dependent on group size.

GRATUITIES

Accepted if you enjoyed the trip!

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