Tarpon Springs Fishing & Sightseeing Reports

Your Tampa, FL Fishing Experience


Welcome to the fishing reports page of Nordic Fishing Charters and Excursions, helmed by Captain Joshua Guy, the premier fishing charter in Tampa, Florida. Stay up-to-date with the latest fishing conditions and catch highlights through our comprehensive fishing reports. Get valuable insights into the best fishing spots, techniques, and bait for various species found in the rich waters of Tampa Bay. Captain Joshua Guy's in-depth knowledge and years of experience ensure accurate and timely reports that help anglers plan their fishing trips effectively. Whether you're targeting snook, redfish, trout, or tarpon, our fishing reports provide valuable information to maximize your chances of success. Join the Nordic Fishing Charters and Excursions community today, and embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure tailored to your preferences. Book your charter with Captain Joshua Guy and experience the thrill of fishing in the abundant waters of Tampa Bay.


We get these questions a lot: Do I need a fishing license in Florida? Can you eat fish from Tampa Bay? What sea is Tampa on? Firstly, yes you do need a fishing license in Florida in order to go fishing, it costs $17 for a 3-day fishing license. Fish from Tampa Bay are generally low in mercury so yes you are able to eat them as long as they are of legal size. Tampa is on the Gulf of Mexico.


Nordic Fishing Charters and Excursions offer a wide variety of fishing trips for you to choose from. These charters are custom fit for your budget, time, and desires. Multiple locations for you to indulge in, just choose how many hours you are comfortable in and you are good to go! These hours vary from 3-hour, 4-hour, 5-hour, 6-hour, and 8-hour trips. Plenty of options each, carefully thought of to provide success for any Florida fishing trip you book. Aside from fishing charters, scalloping charters, seashell collecting, and a very beautiful sunset cruise is available for you to book today. Just select which date you like and Captain Joshua will be more than happy to accompany you on the best Tampa fishing charter you will ever experience!

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August 3, 2023

Scallops 2023

Pasco County Scallops 2023 wrap up: Despite the challenges faced in 2023, the scalloping season in Pasco County was successful. Anglers and scallop enthusiasts enjoyed a bountiful harvest, with plenty of scallops found in the area's pristine waters. Here's a summary of the season:

- Abundant Scallop Population: Pasco County had a strong scallop population, allowing anglers to collect their limit easily but some had to work as we ended the season.
- Accessible Locations: Anclote Key, Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, and the Sunwest Park area were popular spots for scalloping due to their clear waters and good visibility.
- Ideal Weather Conditions: The weather during the season was generally favorable, with calm seas and clear skies.
- Safety Precautions: It's important to prioritize safety while scalloping. Wear a properly fitted life jacket, carry essential safety equipment, and be aware of other boaters. Follow local regulations and practice responsible harvesting to maintain scallop sustainability.

Remember to book your scalloping trip with Nordic Fishing Charters and Excursions for an unforgettable experience in Pasco County. Captain Josh and his team offer knowledgeable guides, top-notch equipment, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Whether you're a seasoned scalloper or a first-timer, they'll ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure on the water. Don't miss out on creating lasting memories - book with Nordic Fishing Charters and Excursions today!
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July 20, 2023

Junior Viking Fishing



🎣 Fishing Report: 1st Junior Viking Kids Fishing Camp 🌞

We are thrilled to announce that the 1st Junior Viking Kids Fishing Camp was a massive success! 🙌🏼 Our group of talented young anglers, including Jack, Brice, James, and Gabe, made the day unforgettable. Here's a glimpse of the amazing experience we had:

🔎 Targeting Bait and Cast Net Techniques:
Our primary focus was teaching the boys how to target bait and utilize a cast net. James, in particular, was determined to master the art of throwing a net, and boy, did he impress us all! 🎣 Practice truly pays off, and we encouraged the boys to keep honing their skills.

☀️ Hot Weather Adventure:
Despite the scorching heat, our fearless crew tackled the fishing grounds with unwavering determination. We started in 30 feet of water, aiming for key west grunts, red grouper, and more. The conditions were challenging, but our young anglers remained undeterred.
🦀 Cooling Off with Crab Trap Buoys and the Elusive Triple Tail 🌊
As the heat intensified, we decided to switch things up and cool off by hunting crab trap buoys in search of the elusive triple tail that Jack was determined to catch! 🌞 However, Mother Nature had other plans, and the triple tail proved to be quite uncooperative. Nevertheless, our spirits remained high, and we made the most of the situation.

🐠 Catch of the Day:
brice managed to reel in a stunning redfish before calling it a day! 🌊 The excitement was contagious, and the boys' sense of accomplishment was truly remarkable. We couldn't be prouder of their performance and dedication to the sport.

👏 Commendable Participants:
A special shoutout goes to Jack, Brice, James, and Gabe for their outstanding efforts throughout the day. Your enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and positive attitudes made this experience unforgettable. We couldn't have asked for a better group of young men to spend the day with!

🌟 Unforgettable Experience:
The Junior Viking Kids Fishing Camp was a day filled with adventure, learning, and bonding. Despite the heat, the boys showed incredible resilience and eagerness to catch some fish. Witnessing their growth as anglers was truly rewarding.

In conclusion, the 1st Junior Viking Kids Fishing Camp was an immense success! i am  immensely proud of our young anglers and grateful for the opportunity to teach them valuable skills and instill a passion for fishing. Stay tuned for more exciting fishing adventures in the future! 🎣💙 #JuniorVikingFishingCamp #YoungAnglers #FishingFun
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July 2, 2023

Florida Scalloping Charters - July 2023

Hey, scalloping enthusiasts! We have an exciting update for you today! Kris and their family recently ventured out for their first-ever scalloping adventure, and boy, was it a memorable experience! 🌟 Setting out in just 2-3 feet of water, Kris and their family were ready to embark on a thrilling day of scalloping. Little did they know that they would find success right from boat before even getting in the water! 🚤🔍 With a keen eye for spotting these prized delicacies, Kris and their family managed to locate scallops from the boat before even getting in the water! 🦪🔭 It was a true testament to their fishing skills and the abundant scallop population in the area. After spotting their targets, the family eagerly donned their snorkeling gear and plunged into the crystal-clear waters. The sun's rays danced through the water, revealing a vibrant underwater world teeming with scallops. 🌊☀️ Armed with their nets and bags, Kris and their family began their underwater scavenger hunt. The excitement grew with each scallop they collected, filling their bags with these delectable treasures of the sea. 🦐🌿 As they floated gracefully through the water, Kris and their family couldn't help but marvel at the breathtaking marine life around them. Colorful fish, graceful sea turtles, and even a playful dolphin made their appearance, turning this scalloping trip into an unforgettable adventure. 🐠🐢🐬 With their scallop bags brimming with the day's catch, Kris and their family returned to the boat, feeling accomplished and grateful for the opportunity to explore nature's bounty. It was a day filled with laughter, family bonding, and the joy of a successful scalloping trip. 🥳👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 So, if you're looking for a new and exciting fishing experience, scalloping might just be the perfect choice! Grab your gear, head to TheNautiViking.com and book now! 🌊✨ Stay tuned for more fishing adventures, tips, and fish tales . Until then, tight lines and happy scalloping! 🎣🦪🌟
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July 3, 2023

Fill the Freezerr

🎣🌊 The Nauti Viking Fishing Report: A Memorable Day on the Waters with Kris and Family! 🌊🎣

We had an unforgettable fishing adventure with Kris and his family from Ga as we set out to "fill the freezer" with an abundance of fish! The day was filled with excitement, challenges, and a bountiful catch that exceeded all expectations. Let's dive into the highlights of our trip! 🐟🚤

From the moment we cast our lines, it was evident that we were in for an action-packed day. The waters were teeming with red grouper, and while we caught more than we could count, we made the difficult decision to release most of them back into the ocean. It was a true testament to our commitment to sustainable fishing practices. 🙌🌍

However, our efforts were not in vain as we managed to fill Kris and his family's cooler with an abundance of Key West grunts. These little fighters are affectionately known as the "Margarita Fish Taco Snappers" due to their delicious flavor and versatility in the kitchen. 🌮🍹 We are sure Kris and his family will enjoy many mouth-watering meals from their catch!

As the day progressed, the sun beat down on us, making it hotter than all get out. But that didn't dampen our spirits or enthusiasm. We persevered through the heat, knowing that great rewards awaited us beneath the waves.

We also had our fair share of challenges, losing some massive fish that proved to be quite the fighters. The thrill of the battle was exhilarating, even if we couldn't bring those fish onboard. It's all part of the excitement and unpredictability of fishing, reminding us to appreciate every moment and opportunity.

And just when we thought the day couldn't get any better, we ended the trip with an incredible 23-inch redfish. The vibrant colors and impressive size of this catch left us in awe. Kris and his family were overjoyed, knowing they had a prized fish to show off to friends and family back home.

Overall, it was a day filled with adventure, laughter, and a freezer full of delicious fish. We are grateful to Kris and his family for joining us on this memorable excursion. The Nauti Viking team is honored to have been a part of their fishing journey and look forward to welcoming them back for more adventures on the waters in the future!

Tight lines and happy fishing!

#TheNautiViking #FishingReport #FillTheFreezer #KeyWestGrunts #Redfish #FamilyFishing
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July 1, 2023

Scalloped



Hey, scalloping enthusiasts! We have an exciting update for you today! Kris and their family recently ventured out for their first-ever scalloping adventure, and boy, was it a memorable experience! 🌟

Setting out in just 2-3 feet of water, Kris and their family were ready to embark on a thrilling day of scalloping. Little did they know that they would find success right from boat before even getting in the water! 🚤🔍

With a keen eye for spotting these prized delicacies, Kris and their family managed to locate scallops from the boat before even getting in the water! 🦪🔭 It was a true testament to their fishing skills and the abundant scallop population in the area.

After spotting their targets, the family eagerly donned their snorkeling gear and plunged into the crystal-clear waters. The sun's rays danced through the water, revealing a vibrant underwater world teeming with scallops. 🌊☀️

Armed with their nets and bags, Kris and their family began their underwater scavenger hunt. The excitement grew with each scallop they collected, filling their bags with these delectable treasures of the sea. 🦐🌿

As they floated gracefully through the water, Kris and their family couldn't help but marvel at the breathtaking marine life around them. Colorful fish, graceful sea turtles, and even a playful dolphin made their appearance, turning this scalloping trip into an unforgettable adventure. 🐠🐢🐬

With their scallop bags brimming with the day's catch, Kris and their family returned to the boat, feeling accomplished and grateful for the opportunity to explore nature's bounty. It was a day filled with laughter, family bonding, and the joy of a successful scalloping trip. 🥳👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

So, if you're looking for a new and exciting fishing experience, scalloping might just be the perfect choice! Grab your gear, head to TheNautiViking.com and book now! 🌊✨

Stay tuned for more fishing adventures, tips, and fish tales . Until then, tight lines and happy scalloping! 🎣🦪🌟
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June 5, 2023

Johnathan’s 1st trip!

Welcome to our fishing report! In this exciting adventure, we visited Anclote pier in Holiday, Florida, where we not only had a random giveaway but also witnessed Jonathan catching his very first fish ever!

As we mentioned before, Jonathan's father is currently at basic training, but that didn't dampen Jonathan's enthusiasm for this fishing trip. He was beyond excited to cast his line and try his luck in the waters.

With the help of his grandmother and our team, Jonathan patiently waited for a bite. And boy, oh boy, did luck smile upon him! Jonathan felt a tug on his line, and with a burst of excitement, he reeled in his first fish. The sheer joy and pride on his face were absolutely priceless.

But that's not all! As a surprise for Jonathan, an anonymous donor graciously provided him with a brand new rod and reel to take home. This generous gift ensures that Jonathan will be able to enjoy the thrill of fishing for years to come. We can only imagine the countless memories and adventures he will have with his new fishing gear.

This fishing trip was truly special, not only because of Jonathan's first catch but also because of the unexpected gift that will shape his passion for fishing in the future.

We hope this fishing report brings a smile to your face and inspires you to create lasting memories in the great outdoors. Don't forget to hit that like button and subscribe to our channel for more exciting fishing reports and heartwarming moments.

Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey, and remember, the thrill of catching your first fish is a memory that will last a lifetime!
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May 7, 2023

Dan the man!

I Had Dan and family out. The winds were tough. The choppy seas made it difficult to spot any fish, but we managed to catch a few decent redfish and a couple of snook. We also caught a few trout using live shrimp as bait. Overall, it was a challenging but successful day on the water. Our tackle held up well, with the 13 Fishing #Axum 4.0 paired with Green Omen heavy action proving to be a reliable combo. Despite the tough conditions, we had a great time out on the flats of Anclote River and would definitely recommend it to any avid fisherman looking for a challenge.
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May 8, 2023

Adiens family fishing tour

We started our day early in the morning, launching our boat at the flats of Anclote River in Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Florida. The water was calm, and we could feel the gentle breeze on our faces. The weather was perfect for fishing, with light winds and a clear sky.

We started fishing with our 13 Fishing #Axum 4.0 paired with Green Omen heavy action. The bait we used was live shrimp, which proved to be an excellent choice. Within minutes, we hooked our first catch, a beautiful redfish. It put up a good fight, but we managed to reel it in. Adien was thrilled to catch his first redfish.

After that, we decided to move to a different spot. We spotted a school of trout, and they were biting. We caught several trout, and Adien's family was delighted to see the fish jumping out of the water.

We also took some time to do some shelling and site-seeing. We saw dolphins swimming near our boat, and it was a magical experience.

Overall, it was a fantastic day of fishing with Adien and his family. We caught several fish, enjoyed the beautiful weather, and made some unforgettable memories. We can't wait to do it again soon!
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May 5, 2023

Ethan Slam Tournament



The fishing on the flats of Anclote River was fantastic today! The calm waters and light winds made for perfect fishing conditions. We were able to catch a variety of species including Redfish, Snook, and Trout.

Our tackle setup consisted of a 13 Fishing #Axum 4.0 reel paired with a Green Omen heavy action rod. We used 20 lb. test braided line and 1/4 oz. jig heads with soft plastic baits.

The Redfish were biting early in the morning and we were able to catch several of them using the soft plastic baits. As the day went on, we started to target Snook and Trout. We found success using cut bait and live greenbacks.completing the slam!
Overall, it was a great day of fishing on the flats of Anclote River. The calm waters and light winds made for perfect conditions and we were able to catch a variety of species using our trusty tackle setup.
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May 4, 2023

Jimmys Bday!

Location: Anclote River, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Fishing Conditions: Calm waters with light winds

Species Caught: Redfish, Bonnethead Shark

Tackle: 13 Fishing #Axum 4.0 paired with Green Omen heavy action 

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It was a great day on the water for Jimmy's birthday as the fishing was hot. We started out fishing the flats near the Anclote River and quickly found schools of redfish. Using live shrimp as bait, we were able to catch several nice-sized redfish throughout the morning.

As the tide started to change, we moved to deeper waters and began targeting sharks.

Within minutes of casting, we hooked into a bonnethead shark. The fight was intense, on light tackle and it took some time to bring the shark to the boat, but we were able to get a good look at it before releasing it back into the water.

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April 26, 2023

Reds n snooks!

Double header redfish trout and snook! 
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April 10, 2023

Rick and Fam

Rick his family came into town looking for fun! the winds were blowing! it made it tough to find tye fish at 1st! once we settled into the mangroves the fish started making it to the boat!