Tampa Bay Fishing Trips

Backcountry and Flats Fishing Trips

Bottom Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

Fishing Trips for the Entire Family

Discover the Fun of Fishing in Tampa Bay

Excited fishermen after a fun Saint Petersburg fishing charter

Welcome to Bay Reef Fishing Charters in St Peterburg, Florida!

Bay Reef Fishing Charters is located in St Petersburg, Florida, the center of fishing action in Tampa Bay! Tampa Bay is the largest bay and open-water estuary in all of Florida.  Tampa Bay is also home to more than 200 species of fish and we’re going after the best of them!

From the backcountry flats to the bay reefs, Tampa Bay is home to Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Spotted Sea Trout, Tripletails, Kingfish, Tarpon, several varieties of Snapper and Grouper, and plenty more species we love to catch including Sharks!

Our St Petersburg Fishing Charters include:  Inshore Reef Fishing in Tampa Bay, Nearshore Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Backcounty Sport Fishing, Shark Fishing and Night Fishing Trips.

Night Fishing in Tampa Bay
A Summer 2024 Favorite

Summer is a great time to go night fishing in Tampa Bay! Water visibility is at its best in summer and the fish are active and hungry in the warm summer waters. We’re sight casting for fish in underwater lights and around dock lights in residential canals where we can cast directly on them.

Book a St Petersburg Night Fishing Trip in Tampa Bay with Bay Reef Fishing Charters for an exciting and unique fishing adventure!

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A snook caught on a night fishing trip in St Petersburg, Florida
A boy fishing in Tampa Bay near St Petersburg, Florida for redfish
A man night fishing in Tampa Bay near St Petersburg, Florida for sheepshead
Captain Dmitri holds a redfish in Tampa Bay near St Petersburg

Meet The Captain

Captain Dmitri has fished the Gulf Coast from South Texas to South Florida and brings over 30 years of fishing experience and passion to Tampa Bay. His highly rated fishing guide service, Bay Reef Fishing Charters, is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, St Petersburg is just minutes away from great fishing in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

All fishing charters are Family Friendly! Captain Dmitri enjoys sharing his passion for fishing with all skill levels and ages of anglers! As your captain and fishing guide, Captain Dmitri will do his best to make sure everyone on board has a fun and memorable time fishing in Tampa Bay.

Captain Dmitri's fishing boat in St Petersburg, Florida

Welcome Aboard!

Captain Dmitri’s fishing boat is a new 2024 25′ C-Hawk with a new Honda 250 HP engine. Whether we’re backcountry fishing the shallow grass flats, fishing the deeper waters of Tampa Bay or bottom fishing the near shore reefs, Captain Dmitri’s C-Hawk is perfectly suited to the diverse fishing grounds around Tampa Bay.

Fishing Charters in St Petersburg, Florida

with Bay Reef Fishing Charters

Charters depart just minutes from St Petersburg, St Pete Beach and Treasure Island!
Where We Depart

A night fishing trip near St Petersburg, Florida

Night Fishing in St Petersburg, Florida

Discover Night Fishing in Tampa Bay with Captain Dmitri!

For a truly different kind of fishing experience, book a Night Fishing charter with Captain Dmitri.  We’ll sight cast along the shores and navigation canals of Tampa Bay using underwater lights to spot monster Redfish and Snook. We may encounter other species often active at night including Sharks! 

Snook like this one are common in Tampa Bay near St Petersburg

Backcountry Sport Fishing in St Petersburg, Florida

Tampa Bay has one of the largest and most diverse estuaries in all of Florida.

You’ll fish the grassy flats and mangroves of the extensive Tampa Bay estuary for the Southeast’s favorite inshore catches including Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Spotted Sea Trout (Speckled Trout).

There’s also plenty of Snook, a favorite inshore saltwater species of Central and South Florida. You may also encounter Tarpon on a backcountry fishing trip with Captain Dmitri.

Grouper like this one are common on our Tampa Bay fishing charters near St Petersburg

Inshore Reef Fishing in St Petersburg, Florida

The deeper waters of Tampa Bay offer great coastal bottom fishing!

We’ll bottom fish the reefs and shipping channels of Tampa Bay in up to 50 feet of water for bottom dwelling saltwater species such as Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper and Lane Snapper. Tampa Bay is also home to King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle and even TripleTails!

An Inshore Reef Fishing Charter is a great way to experience true saltwater coastal fishing but in calmer waters than fishing offshore.

A nearshore reef fishing trip near St Petersburg, Florida

Nearshore Offshore Fishing in St Petersburg, Florida

Bottom reef fishing in the Gulf of Mexico up to 9 miles offshore. 

On a Nearshore Reef Fishing charter with Captain Dmitri you’ll find many of the same species found in Tampa Bay including Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Grunts, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, TripleTail and Jacks. Nearshore there are many more reefs to fish and the fish are often bigger and more plentiful.

A Tampa Bay shark fishing trip near St Petersburg, Florida with Captain Dmitri

Shark Fishing in St Petersburg, Florida

Experience Shark Fishing Right Here in Tampa Bay!

You don’t have to go far from St Petersburg for a fun filled shark fishing trip! Tampa Bay is home to many shark species including Blacktip Sharks, Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks, Bonnetheads, Spinners, Lemon and Nurse Sharks and even dangerous Bull Sharks.

Sharks are plentiful in Tampa Bay and catching one of these hard fighting predators is always a thrill.

Kids having fun fishing near St Petersburg, Florida with Captain Dmitri

Family Friendly Fishing Charters

Kids are Welcome on All Charters with Captain Dmitri!

Captain Dmitiri is a friendly and patient fishing guide who works great with children of all ages. Captain Dmitri loves showing everyone on board, and especially first timers, how much fun fishing can be.

Your kids will have the biggest smiles and the best memories of their Florida vacation fishing in St Petesburg with Captain Dmitri and Bay Reef Fishing Charters.