‘Secrets of the Bay’ is a mini-series which runs intermittently throughout the regular Average Angler seasons. Each episode highlights historical elements of specific places, towns and landmarks around Tampa Bay.
To see clips from these episodes and learn more about the secrets AA discovered,click here.
From targeting specific species to the tall tales of Tampa Bay fishing folklore, we sit down with local Captains and others within the fishing world to discuss pertinent topics, techniques, instruction and many other areas of interest that can give you the edge on out on the water. Check here frequently for new additions or feel free to email us with topics you'd like us to cover.
Click here or on the picture above to learn more about this 5-part mini-series that took us all over the state in search of the many species of Florida panfish.
Just as we chronicled the Average Angler's quest to complete the elusive Florida Bass Slam, we would also like to see your best bass catches. Send us pictures of you and your best catches and we'll showcase them right here!
The Average Angler Classics span 14 years of exciting Florida fishing and ol’ fashioned family fun!
Over that period of time, Glen Pla and crew have conquered the wilds of the state’s interiors to fish lakes and rivers as well as brave the wide expanse of the Gulf.
The extensive AA log of shows is diverse and quite unpredictable, From AA‘s sickness for spotted fish in “Spotted Fever” to using chicken wire shark cages in “Shark Island”, the over 200 episodes have brought colorful stories, high seas adventure and unique Florida history to the aqua-tube!
Average Angler Files is a studio show where Glen Pla hosts in-depth discussions on specific topics in the fishing world including regulations, techniques and more! You can catch Average Angler Files every Sunday Night at 8 during the Sunday Night Fish Fry which runs from 7 to 9!
Glen Pla offers an entertaining, humorous and informative look at Florida fishing for enthusiasts of all ages. You can catch the Average Angler at 7 p.m. during the Sunday Night Fish Fry, every Sunday Night from 7 to 9! It's great family fun that only Bright House Sports Network provides!
At this time of year these guys start showing up all over the place. On the flats, on rockpiles and around bridges are the most likely haunts to come across some convicts. The Florida state record weighed in at 15lb 2oz and was caught near Homosassa.
Kris is a meticulous builder who takes great pride in his work as both a rod builder and repairman. He has experience in all facets of rod creation and can handle almost any repair work brought to him. Kris will sit down with you and help create the rod of your dreams, the sky is the limit with his custom made rods! Visit his website or you can visit him at Tampa Fishing Outfitters!
Osprey Bay Outdoors
Osprey Bay Outdoors is Tampa Bay's premier paddling shop and outfitter. Centrally located in Pinellas County, they are a large retail store and rental outfitter in Clearwater. They have everything you need when it comes to kayaks or anything outdoors. Visit their website to learn more about their products and services!
We've teamed up with our good friends at Osprey Bay Outdoors to bring you details on the latest gear to use when you hit the beautiful Florida waters. Click the links below to watch the demos!
Our friend Jerry at Holy Mackerel Tackle can help you with anything when it comes to fishing! They have a great selection of gear on hand and can also professionally repair your rods and reels. Stop by and see them in Pinellas Park!
Betts Fishing Center is 6000 SF of angling adventure and information. They carry a full selection of Rods Reels, and Tackle for all types and levels of fishing. They are an authorized Warranty Service Center for Quantum/Zebco products and Minn Kota Trolling motors. Betts is also an authorized service center for Penn, Daiwa, Shimano, select other reels.
At Captain K's look for the "Live Bait" light in the window, because when that's on, the three huge salt water tanks are full of shrimp, pinfish, and a variety of seasonal live bait to fill any of your fishing needs. Captain K's also offers inshore and offshore fishing charters in Tampa Bay - Saint Petersburg - Treasure Island and the Gulf of Mexico.
6576 Central Avenue S - St. Petersburg, FL 33707
4th St Tackle
4th Street Tackle in St. Petersburg, Florida offers you top name brands, excellent service and tackle for all types of fishing situations. Whether you're fishing the mangroves or grass flats in upper Tampa Bay or the honey holes down by the Skyway Bridge, they can provide you with their low priced gear. Stop on by and check out one of the best St. Pete bait shops!
4201 4th Street N - St. Petersburg, FL. 33703
Gulf to Bay Bait & Tackle
They're a full service bait & tackle shop on St. Pete Beach carrying live shrimp, pinfish, and fiddler crabs when available, plus a large variety of frozen baits and chum. They sell everything the recreational and serious angler needs, rent rods, book fishing charters, sell fishing licenses, repair rods & reels, and build custom rods.
6920 Gulf Blvd - St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Clearwater Bait & Tackle
Clearwater Bait & Tackle offers a one stop shop for all fresh supplies of seafood and bait. Get the option of either catching your own seafood, or readily picking it up in their store. They have a supply of fresh fish and seafood daily. They also have a full line convenience store.
2999 Gulf to Bay Blvd - Clearwater, FL 33759
I.C. Sharks is proud to serve St. Petersburg and Tampa. Come by land or by sea to the only bait & tackle shop directly on Tampa Bay. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff can equip you with all you need for a great day of fishing on Tampa Bay. They also rent boats, have a great tiki bar and some of the freshest seafood in the bay area at their market.