Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Florida Raised Fishing Adventures

Where does Florida Raised Fishing Adventures fish?

We fish the Tampa area, including Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, Ruskin, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Clearwater, Apollo Beach, Bradenton, Skyway Fishing Pier, Skyway Bridge, Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, Fort De Soto, Old Tampa Bay.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Redfish (Also Called Red Drum), Snook, Black Drum (Also Called Drum, Drummer), Red Snapper (Also Called Pensacola Red Snapper, Northern Red Snapper), Tripletail, Sea Trout (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout), Tarpon, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Goliath Grouper (Also Called Atlantic Goliath Grouper), Grey Snapper (Also Called Mangrove Snapper), Lemon Shark, and Blacknose Shark

Where in Tampa to we meet our guests?

We meet at Causeway Boat Ramp ( W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33615, USA ), Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp ( 5299 Cockroach Bay Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570, USA ), E.G. Simmons Regional Park ( 2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570, USA ), Williams Park Boat Ramp ( 9425 US Hwy 41 S, Riverview, FL 33578, USA ), 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.