My name is Captain Jim Lemke. I am a U.S.C.G. licensed Captain with more than 25 years of fly fishing experience as a full time guide in the waters in and around the Tampa Bay area. I specialize in Light Tackle Fly Fishing Charters for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Permit, and Bass. I guide on the inshore waters of Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, and everywhere in between.
Just picture yourself being poled down some of the most pristine grass flats in all of Florida. The beautiful Beaches have crystal clear water for sight casting to Tarpon, the mighty Silver King and Permit. The mangrove shore lines and brackish creeks hold wily Snook and the expansive grass flats harbor tailing monster Redfish. Great scenes for your fly fishing experience.
Tampa Bay is the secret fishing hole for tarpon. It’s like Las Vegas, it turns on at night, and night fishing for tarpon under the bridges around Tampa really turns on through late spring, summer and fall. This is without a doubt your best chance to catch your first tarpon, or a trophy silver king to remember for a lifetime. Period. Fish over 100lbs are common- see the photo gallery on this site. And remember, we measure these fish here in feet, not inches.