St. Petersburg, Florida fishing charter report – early fall

It’s the beginning of fall in St. Petersburg, FL and that means the water temps are starting to drop compared to what we were seeing in Tampa Bay a month ago and that has all of the species in our area happy.


The redfish have been fired up lately and we’re expecting the bite to continue getting better through all of October.

Kingfish and Spanish mackerel

With the dropping water temps off St. Pete Beach it has brought in some early season king mackerel and the Spanish mackerel bite has been consistent as well. Once the water temps off St. Pete Beach drop a few more degrees the king mackerel bite should really heat up!

Mangrove snapper

If you’re looking for some quality table fare then look no further than the mangrove snapper. Some of the largest mangrove snapper we have seen in months have been caught in Tampa Bay recently with the best times to target them being around the new moon and full moon.


The snook bite has been lack luster in Tampa Bay since they finished their spawn but we’ve already noticed a lot more activity since the water temps have been dropping. We’re looking forward to a hot fall snook bite coming up as most of these fish move off St. Pete Beach and make the transition back into Tampa Bay.

All in all, we’re looking forward to a great fall of fishing in Tampa Bay and off St. Pete Beach!

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