Central West Florida Saltwater Fishing

Great Saltwater Fishing Awaits In Central West Florida

COUNTIES: Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough

POPULAR CITIES: St. Pete/Clearwater, New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, Brooksville

The West Central region is home to Florida's largest open-water estuary, Tampa Bay, extending over 400 miles and forming coastlines in three counties.


Seasonal Forecasts

In Florida, there are a wide range of places to fish and we could not possibly list them all. Fish move and behave differently based on various factors such as weather, temperature, tide, moon phase, salinity, time of year and more. In addition to using the resources on this page, we encourage anglers to contact people with local expertise in areas they want to fish (such as bait and tackle shops, marinas, charter fishing businesses, fishing clubs and online fishing groups). View the regional guides for seasons.


Fish Species

Florida's saltwater fisheries include more that 136 species! Learn more about what you might catch!