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

January 17th BACK Meeting

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. There have been a couple of colder days recently but overall, it's been great weather to get out and fish and it looks to stay that way for a while.

Our meeting this month is on January 17th starting at 6:30pm. Please arrive early to mingle and share in hot dogs, chips, soda and fishing talk.

Our guest is Ethan Kiburz. Ethan is a professional guide specializing in using fly and light tackle to catch our favorites local species on the flats.He will be sharing his tips for catching inshore species such like redfish, trout, tarpon and more. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

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.

January 28th Goomba

The Goomba will be on Saturday January 28th at the Gandy beach. We launch at 7am, fish until 1 or so so we can get back together to talk about what we caught (or didn't catch). Donald will be cooking until 2pm. Everyone is welcome to join us. 

The image below shows where we plan to meet. To get there from Pinellas, travel from 4th street east onto Gandy. Take the last turn off just before the end of the mangroves. If coming from Tampa, Go west over the Gandy bridge. Turn left at the second left turn opening.

If you plan on paddling down to Weeden Island be prepared for a 2-3 mile paddle each way. There are plenty of flats and places to catch fish that are closer. 

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.

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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.