Tampa bay is loaded with Redfish and has a great year round abundant supply. Whether it’s blazing hot in August or a chilly 50 degrees in January, the Redfish are out there in the Bay and biting. The Redfish are taken very seriously in Tampa Bay, and the state recognizes the importance of maintaining such a great fishery stocking over a million and a half into the Bay each year. This makes the great fishery even better. Most of the Redfish caught in Tampa Bay average 16 to 35 inches. There are larger ones caught on the flats on occasion that can run as large as 45 inches. The largest Redfish caught in the area are off of near shore reefs 2 to 15 miles into the Gulf and can exceed 50 pounds.