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Tampa Bay Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing Charters

Snook - Redfish - Spotted Trout and more...

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Capt. Ken Tutalo

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Guide

For over two decades Capt. Ken has been a full time fly fishing guide and outfitter who has introduced countless anglers to Fly Fishing. 

Capt. Ken splits the year between poling a skiff on the flats and in the back country of Tampa Bay and rowing a drift boat in the famous Upper Delaware River System.


Ken owns and oversees all Fly Fishing Guide operations at Baxter House Outfitters in "Trout Town U.S.A." Roscoe, New York. Baxter House has been providing anglers with quality destination fishing trips for over 2 decades.


 During the winter months Ken is a regular at Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Shows where he demonstrates fly tying techniques and gives seminars on topics pertaining to the Upper Delaware River System, Tampa Bay, Trout and Inshore Species.


Ken has had many of his articles appear in fly fishing publications. He also writes the Baxter House Fly Fishing Blog which is read by thousands of anglers every month.


Ken has also made many appearances on Television, working with Discovery Channel, CBS News, New York Department of Tourism, On the Water TV  and

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My Trips

Improve Your Game

From November through April Capt. Ken is chartering shallow water fishing trips in the beautiful estuary of Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay's pristine shallow waters offer an abundance of Flats, Seagrass Beds and Mangrove Habitats that are home to the  game-fish that Fishermen love to chase!

Ken's Fly Fishing and Light tackle trips are very personalized adventures for one or two anglers. You will fish from a technical poling skiff which is designed to get you into the most shallow areas of the bay. All of Capt. Ken's trips are highly instructional. You  will spend the entire day learning the tactics that fool game-fish on Flies and Artificial Lures.


Our main targets are Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout but Tarpon, Cobia and Permit can be encountered at times. In addition to the gamefish mentioned there are numerous other species that readily take the fly. These include Pompano, Jack Crevale, Spanish Mackerel, Lady Fish, Sheepshead, Snapper and more...

My Fishing Area

South Tampa Bay is the area that I spend most of my time. I primarily focus on the waters from Apollo Beach southward to the Skyway Bridge and St. Pete. This area encompasses the Cockroach Bay, Terra Ceia and the Boca Ciega Aquatic Preserves. This area is blessed with natural beauty and quality habitat for game fish.

All Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Guide trips originate at boat launches or marinas within this area.

All trips include Fishing License, Fly Casting Instruction, use of Fly Rods, Spinning Tackle, Custom Flies, Lures etc.

Fly Fishing Guide Rates and Cancellation Policy

A $100.00 deposit is due at the time of booking. This guarantees your day on the water. 

Cancellations with 30 days notice can be rescheduled or refunded. Cancellations withing 30 days are non-refundable. You may reschedule your trip within the same calendar year. Cancellations during the week of the scheduled trip do not qualify for a refund or reschedule.

In the event that the captain cancels due to unsafe weather or conditions you may choose to reschedule or receive a refund.

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Half Day (4 hours) one or two anglers


Flats and Back Country fishing with Fly or Light Spin Tackle.
4 Hour trips normally focus on Trout, and Snook but Redfish, Jacks, Ladyfish, Snapper and Sheepshead are regularly encountered.
Half day trips run for 4 hours and start at 8:30am and 1:30pm
Your Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Guide trip include Fishing License, Fly Casting Instruction, use of Fly Rods, Spinning Tackle, Custom Flies, Lures etc.

Woman Holding Jack Crevale

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs”

Victor Hugo

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Get in touch today regarding trip scheduling, the Fishing or any other concerns.  You can contact me through our email form or call directly at the number below.  Capt. Ken Tutalo -

Ruskin, Florida 33570


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