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Bradenton, Florida Is The Home To Stellar Inshore Fishing

Bradenton Fishing

Redfish | Snook | Seatrout | Tarpon

Bradenton, Florida is home to some of the best inshore fishing action on the west coast of Florida – arguably the state. There is a nearly endless hit list of popular inshore species here to target all year-round. This portion of Tampa Bay is fed by the Manatee River. This provides a freshwater flow right into the state’s largest inshore estuary. From here, access is quick to the flats of Terra Ceia Bay, Palma Sola Bay, and Anna Maria Sound – on the backcountry side of Anna Maria Island.

Captain Nate Weissman has fished the area for decades and provides fishing trips tailored to seasoned pro’s, novices, and families alike. On these trips, passengers can expect shots at redfish, snook, seatrout, black drum, tripletail, tarpon and so much more.

With one of Florida’s finest settings, finest fishing guides, and top-notch equipment – clients are treated to the absolute best the area has to offer. We offer real-time online reservations, up-front pricing, and the Captain is here to help you plan your trip (Contact).

a picture of Capt. Nate holding a black drum he caught in Bradenton
a picture of an angler holding a Tarpon he caught in Bradenton

Tarpon Season: April – July

Tarpon Season In Bradenton

Every spring along Florida’s coast begins the annual tarpon migration. Here in Bradenton the tarpon arrive in mid/late spring and stays through the summer months. Fighting a tarpon is something that has to be experienced in order to fully understand. Known as The Silver King, this species of inshore predator will blast your bait, take aerial flight, and bend your rod in half with drag screaming action.

Bradenton makes for a great launch point for this seasonal offering. Tarpon swarm the bay systems to include along the flats and backcountry channels. Spotting rolling tarpon or those smashing bait is a common occurrence during the peak of the season. With hour-long fights and ample opportunity – this is a fishing trip you don’t want to miss!


This part of Florida is home to The Grand Slam of inshore fishing. Anglers who catch a redfish, snook, and a seatrout in a single day have achieved a Salm. Those who add a tarpon to the day’s catch achieve The Grand Slam. While this isn’t a common occurrence on a regular day’s fishing trip, the opportunity definitely exists here in Bradenton – along the Tampa Bay estuary system.


a picture of a fisherman holding a redfish


a picture of Bradenton Fishing Charters with Captain Nate


a picture of Bradenton Fishing Charters with Captain Nate


a picture of Bradenton Fishing Charters with Captain Nate

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