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Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

Inshore & Flats Fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Kingfish, Grouper, Trout, and more!

We'll put you on the fish from lower Tampa Bay, to Bradenton to Anna Maria Island.

Tailing Tales Fishing Charters is focused on providing light tackle inshore / nearshore fishing charters in Sarasota and the lower Tampa Bay areas including Anna Maria Island, and Bradenton.

Captain Kris Winkel has extensive knowledge and experience fishing the Sarasota and Tampa Bay areas, having lived and fished these inshore / nearshore waters his entire life. Sarasota and Tampa Bay are Florida’s largest estuary, with vast numbers of grass flats, creeks, shoals, mangroves and shore lines to fish.

This area is home to a variety of fish species and great fishing spots including the Skyway Bridge, Egmont Key, Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, and Sarasota Bay. The most common and sought after sport fish are Snook, Snapper, Redfish, Trout, and Triple Tail.

Fishing Sarasota and Tampa Bay is fun for the whole family. With calm shallow waters, abundant wildlife and a shoreline that’s always in sight, Tampa Bay, Bradenton, and Sarasota fishery is an ideal location for a family fishing vacation. At Tailing Tales we accommodate all levels of experience, from first-timers ages 5 years and up to seasoned pros, whether you can hold a pole (or not), you are welcome to come along.

Tailing Tales Charter Reviews

  • star rating  Good trip we were on the fish all day. We had a great time. Experienced captain and easy communication to plan trip.

    Robert R
    November 1, 2021

    star rating  we employed Kris on several occasions over the years and the most important (to us) aspect of our experience was that Kris is honest and he never stops trying to... read more

    Robby K
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  We have been fishing with Captain Kris from Tailing Tails for going on 10 years. No one works harder or makes you feel more at home regardless of your skill... read more

    Guy M
    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  Captain Kris’, 26 foot shallow drafting boat is sweet. The tower made it easy to spot fish too! I have only fished on my own and would be... read more

    Lee P
    April 1, 2021

    star rating  Kris had us on fish the entire time we were out! It was a ton of fun! He was spot on professionally and very helpful to us that were lacking... read more

    Jenifer C
    April 1, 2021

    star rating  Captain Kris was completely prepared and got us on fish right away. Knowledgeable Guide and True Professional. This is a trip you won't regret booking!! Thanks Capt. Kris... read more

    Jeff H
    February 19, 2020
  • star rating  Kris is extremely knowledgeable. He knows the area very well, and can put you on fish. We had a windy day, but he found the spots on the... read more

    Steve R
    December 29, 2019

    star rating  Thank you Nancy

    Nancy G
    November 14, 2019

    star rating  Kris does more than just catch fish, he is willing to share his vast knowledge to enhance your experience. I’m an avid fishermen trying to get to know the local... read more

    ALAN A
    November 7, 2019
  • star rating  I went out with Kris a couple mornings in a row and he put us on fish back to back days. He was able to put us on Reds, Snook,... read more

    Michael B
    October 6, 2019

    star rating  Capt. Kris put us on the fish! No time wasted between the dock and our first hook-ups! Lost track of time and how many fish we caught! Would... read more

    October 2, 2019

    star rating  Had a great trip with Kris today. My son and I caught tons of snook, redfish and grouper. The grouper we will be enjoying tonight :). I would definitely... read more

    Sam M
    September 27, 2019
  • star rating  Thank you

    Christopher M
    August 4, 2019

    star rating  My teenage son and I went fishing earlier in June with Kris. It was a great experience. He gives 1st class service. Not only did we enjoy... read more

    July 2, 2019

    star rating  My family and I had a wonderful experience with Kris from the get-go! My family (8 people total) wanted to go on a fishing charter during our vacation. However, few... read more

    June 19, 2019

Something Is Always Biting!

Sometimes a particular species just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate.
Don’t worry, there is always something else biting in these warm Florida waters. We will work hard to put you on the bite!


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