Phatfish Kayak Charters in Tampa, Florida is now Pure Florida Watersports!


 After so many years of hard work, we now will be open for business as Florida's newest and greatest, premiere outdoor retailer, PURE FLORIDA WATERSPORTS!!! 

I have teamed up with my fiance', Natalie M. and opened our shop based in Wesley Chapel, Fl. off of Hwy. 54.  

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The website is still under construction but Feel Free to browse, pun intended and see what we have to offer!!







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About Fishing in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is the state's largest estuary system. It covers 400 square miles and borders 3 different counties. It is fed by a hundred freshwater tributaries and has a direct feed from the Gulf of Mexico. It has deep water channels, expansive grass flats, and a complex backcountry system. All of these ingredients come together to make Tampa Bay one of Florida's best fishing destinations.

Tampa Bay is home to a plethora of Florida's favorites gamefish species, including:

  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Redfish
  • Sea Trout
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Sheepshead
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Sharks

The fishing here is also available all year long. Because of its temperate climate, Tampa Bay houses permanent resident gamefish. It is also part of massive fish migrations that allow for peak seasons for many more species.  

We talk about our favorites, but there are literally over 200 species of fish that inhabit this watershed. It is home to massive baitfish populations, and is a dream location for sight and fly fisherman. 

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Meet Your Tampa Guide

Derick Burgos was born in Hialeah, Fl. and spent all his summers in Puerto Rico as a kid where his addiction for fishing began.
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Tampa Kayak Fishing

When it comes to kayak fishing, many have yet to make the journey on to the water to spend the day fishing on one of these paddle crafts. There is a distinct advantage to kayak fishing the Tampa flats and that is stealth. When you become able to get within feet of a Tailing Red or a Snook laid up in the mangroves, make a gentle presentation, and do all of this in water that you just can't get to on any other platform - it becomes an addiction.

Pure Florida Watersports has taken this passion and is now on a mission to expose as many anglers as possible to one of the best ways to fish in Tampa - hands down. Pure Florida Watersports offers stable kayak platforms that are easy to paddle. What this equates to is a relaxing journey to the best fishing spots, and the ability to comfortably fish when you get there. With a little practice, standing up on deck is completely achievable (though maybe not on your first ever kayak trip). 

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