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Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

Welcome to Brian Sawyer’s Tampa Bay Fishing Guide Service, where fly and light tackle fishing is our specialty. We guide the inshore waters of Tampa Bay, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Homosassa and everywhere in between.  Our goal is to provide a fun safe trip with an experienced, enthusiastic guide. Our fishing charters are tailored around you. If you want to chase bruiser Snook, hunt for giant Tarpon on fly, improve your cast or just learn how to fish, we will do our best to cater the trip around your goal. When you are planning your trip, Sawyer will recommend what he thinks you’ll have the best success with and see if what you are looking to do is promising, taking into account all of the conditions.

We will fish Tampa Bay (early Tarpon season) all the way to Homosassa (monster fall Redfish) depending on where you want to fish and what the best fishing is at the time.

Keep up with my trips & tips and see whats new on the water by following my blog on Salty Shores

Recent Tours

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Late Season Is Here   |   July 14 2015

My actual favorite time to catch Tarpon is July – October. The fish that have decided to stick around for the long haul are making the transition towards the river mouth and have settled into a little deeper water. This makes the fish a lot more relaxed and willing to eat. The pressure from the […]

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Old Florida Poons   |   June 11 2015

There’s really not much to be said on this one. Tarpon are literally EVERYWHERE! I have two living in my backyard that keep getting into the trash cans at night.

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Poon City   |   June 03 2015

So far it has been a great season! The entire west coast has been invaded with these slimy bastards. We started the season out early in the Everglades catching laid-up fish my buddy Reeves Carlisle. We worked our way up the coast to Sanibel and Boca Grande fishing migratory fish and a few stragglers inside. […]

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Spring is Officially Here!   |   March 24 2015

Red fishing has been steady throughout the winter and into the spring. Unfortunately for me, redfish has come to an end…. Now it’s onto Tarpon! The light winter and warm weather has kicked off an early Tarpon season. Fish are in the Tampa Bay already and they are eating everything. Live-baiters are catching them at […]

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Bird-Man Fly In Any Weather   |   March 03 2015

We haven’t had much of a winter this year which has had the fish kinda out of their element. Fish that are in the right place have been unusually hard to catch due to fluctuating Heather patterns and sudden barometer changes. fish that usually very easy to catch have been finicky to say the least. […]

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