Popular Inshore Fish Species In Tampa
Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest estuary system. It has multiple freshwater inlets, backcountry areas, grass flats, intercoastal waterways, deepwater areas, oyster bars, and mangrove islands. In this, the area is home to a wealth of inshore gamefish, both residential and seasonal.
Below we will talk about the big 4 species that are most often sought after, but this area includes so many more. Species such as cobia, sheepshead, snapper, cobia, permit, black drum, grouper, various shark species, flounder, Spanish mackerel, various jack species, and so much more.
That said, let’s look at the Big Four: Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Sea Trout!
Tampa Bay Slam means you caught a snook, redfish, and sea trout.
Tampa Bay Grand Slam means you caught all four species.