Native Sportfishing
Waters We Fish: Tampa Bay including St Pete, Tampa, Clearwater.
Types of Fishing: Light Tackle, Inshore, Fly Fishing, Flats, Back Country, Wreck, Trolling, Tournament, Saltwater, Live Bait
Saltwater Target Species: Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Cero Mackerel, Black Drum, Barracuda, Trout

Welcome aboard Native Sportfishing! My name is Captain Ben Boyle and I am a professional and fully-licensed fishing charter captain and I am here to introduce you to the majestic waters surrounding Tampa Bay and to one of the premier saltwater fishing destinations in the World!

I specialize in the pursuit of the legendary Silver King Tarpon. I can also get you “up close and personal” with Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Black Drum, Mackerels, Kingfish, Snappers, Groupers and various Shark species. You will benefit from my more than thirty years’ experience stalking the most-prized species that Tampa Bay can offer.

My playground is the West Coast of Florida, which boats an amazingly diverse fishery and topography. You can experience stalking fish on shallow grass flats, even shallower oyster beds, crystal clear white sandy beaches, lush mangrove islands, towering bridges, wide-open bays, and offshore artificial reefs �" all in a single trip!

No two Native Sportfishing trips are alike. I enjoy customizing a trip that caters to YOUR talent level �" from a child seeking his or her first Snook on spinning tackle the veteran angler chasing an I.G.F.A. record Tarpon on fly…and everything in between. Sometimes, you just want to bring the family out for an enjoyable fishing trip while soaking in the lush scenery and wildlife. Native Sportfishing has you covered.

Regardless of the experience you seek, Native Sportfishing can make it happen. We are committed to providing unrivaled customer service along with a day on the water that will never be forgotten. We want to be your Saltwater Concierge. Please take a moment to take a look at our photos and fishing reports.

Let Native Sportfishing provide the Tampa Bay angling experience of a lifetime.

 Captain Ben

Recent Reports:

St Petersburg Fishing Charters Are the Best Thing to do! (2020-11-11 10:52:07)

[St Petersburg,FL] The leaves may be changing color up north the the yellows and browns but we at Native Sportfishing in St. Petersburg Florida continue to plenty of Red and Gold – Redfish and Snook!


[St Petersburg,FL] The experience inshore around Tampa Bay and St. Pete is like no other in the world. Our beautiful mangroves hold some of the most healthy ecosystems around and the fish are thriving. You don’t have to worry about getting seasick, as the backcountry is always calm and even when it’s windy, we have areas to take cover and hide.

Spring Fishing Tampa Bay (2019-05-11 09:38:01)

[St Petersburg,FL] The successes of early spring have now given way to water temperatures on the rise. 

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