One of the most fun and challenging tactics to fish in the world
Fly fishing for snook in the Tampa Bay, Clearwater and, St. Petersburg waters is one of the most fun and challenging tactics to fish in the world. We sight cast these linesliders alongside the mangroves, or along the beach in crystal clear water.
A small bait pattern fly retrieved by a series of fast short twitches usually gets the job done. When the fish turn on the action can be fast and furious and during the summer months it is not uncommon to catch 40+ inch breeder snook on the beach. Believe me, you will know the difference when you strip set a snook that doesn’t budge…
We typically will fish with 8-10 wt rods (depending if we are fishing around structure) with floating line and 30lbs test tippet. This type of fishing usually does not demand extremely long casts but it does require accuracy and poise. Our waters hold some of the finest snook fishing in all of Florida and with the string of warm winters the fishing has only gotten better and better in the last 6-8 years. If you are ready to have some fun and challenge yourself then give us a call and lets go fly fishing for some snook!
Depending on the weather pattern or the situation with bait we will trailer our flats boat or bay boat to whatever part of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or Tampa Bay that we need to in order to put you on the snook.
And if you are a night owl and want some fast and furious action or want to go after MONSTER snook with heavy spinning tackle ask about our night trips. We do night trips during the months of May, June, and July for snook and take anglers that want to catch them on bait, artificial, or fly fish for them. They are nocturnal feeders, and fishing at night is very quiet, that is why it’s the best time to catch a monster or put up big numbers like 60-70 snook in a night!
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Just wanted to give a shout out to the Clear Flats crew. Went on a flats trip with my friends in August and we had a great time! Caught a ton
of fish and we can’t wait to get back there again soon.
Me and my son booked a day trip with Capt. Brian. Just wanted to say it was the best time ever. The Capt was professional, knowledgeable, and best of all, put us on a ton of fish. We will be back next year, Thanks Capt. Brian.
I went on a fishing trip with my boyfriend in June. I didn’t think I would like it but I had a blast. Capt. Brian was great in dealing with beginners like me. We will be back soon.
Charter Captain Brian DopirakMeet the Captain
It all started for Brian at a young age. He grew up as a Florida-native in Palm Harbor where he learned how to fish from one of the most respected fisherman in the state; his father, Captain Al Dopirak. Brian grew up fishing the Tampa Bay area and he had two loves in his life; fishing and baseball! At the age of eight, Brian started playing baseball and continued to play through high school until he got drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the second round. He played professional baseball a total of close to 10 years, playing for three different major league organizations; the Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and the Houston Astros. He led his dream life having both loves as a career; baseball through the season and fishing during the offseason.Read More