Bay Area Canoe and Kayak Fishing Club

Where friends get together to share the Tampa Bay area waters.

Welcome to the B.A.C.K. Fishing Club website.

Welcome to the Tampa Bay Area Canoe & Kayak Fishing Club. For the past 10+ years, we have been a community of people with a passion for fishing and being close to the water. We welcome everyone to our monthly meetings and fishing get together's called GOOMBA's. Whether you are an novice or expert, please join us on the third Tuesday of every month at Bill Jackson's in St. Petersburg for some food, friendship and education.


Tight lines and smooth seas

August 15th BACK Meeting - Eric Bachnick

Thank you Joe Blum for being our guest speaker at our last meeting. Your skills as a middle school teacher paid off. For those in attendance, do you remember the three most important things to remember about kayak fishing? LOL

Our August meeting is on the 15th. The meeting starts at 6;30pm but try to get there a little early for hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks.

Our guest speaker is none other than Eric Bachnick, owner of MirrOLure. Not only does Eric make some of the best lures for fishing the bay area but he is also one of the best at fishing the area too. Join us as Eric shares his knowledge of the Tampa Bay, his favorite fishing tips and as always show us how to work them using the pool at Bill Jacksons.. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Upcoming 2017 Guest Speakers

Lori Deaton
CA Richardson
Derek Burgos

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Our club meetings are free to attend. We invite you to join us and become a paid member as well. Dues are $30 a year and you can pay online or at the meeting. Members get a shirt or hat plus participate in a few member only activities we have throughout the year.

If you haven't already paid, members please remember to bring dues or pay your dues online soon.

August Paddle-In - TBD


Our July night Paddle-In on the Dunedin Causeway was a success. Abut 10 people showed up. We fished from around 7pm to 11 and everyone caught fish and made it back safely. 

Our August Paddle-in is not set yet. If you have any recommendations, please add them to the forum.

If you are looking for someone to kayak fish with, reach out to us anytime through our forum or Facebook page and ask.We have several members that will help point you in the right direction or invite you to join them.


Where is Bill Jackson's?

9501 US HWY 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Bill Jacksons is on the east side of US 19 just south of the 49th street overpass. For more detailed directions, Click Here


You can call them at 727-576-4169.