Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Capt. Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing

Where does Capt. Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing fish?

We fish the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa Bay, Old Tampa Bay.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Redfish, Snook, Cobia, Crevalle Jack, Tarpon, The waters of Tampa Bay are home to some of the most sought after fish species in the country. The warm weather year round provides a habitat that is perfect for these inshore species to thrive in year round. While each species has a peak seasonality, the fishing in Tampa Bay is excellent year round. The one fish species that we target that has a narrower season is Tarpon. Tarpon are for the most part migratory fish so we will only see them in large numbers in Tampa Bay during certain times of the year. The best time of year to fish for Tarpon in Tampa Bay is between May and July.

Where in Tampa Bay to we meet our guests?

We meet at Gandy Boat Ramp ( 5108 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

Florida residents and visitors 16 years of age and older are required to possess a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in active or passive fishing activities.  However, you do not need a saltwater fishing license if saltwater fishing from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid charter license or from a vessel whose operator has a valid recreational saltwater vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel. If you are looking for online access for a license, please check Go Outdoors Florida here:

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.