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

March 21st BACK Meeting with Mark Nichols

A big shout out and thank you to local guide Spencer Goodwin for speaking with us in February, sharing your knowledge and answering everyone's questions. 

This month, we have a very special guest. Please join us on March 21st starting around 6:15pm as we welcome President and Founder of DOA, Mark Nichols. Mark is coming from Florida's east coast to share his knowledge of inshore fishing and everything DOA. If you are going to make it to one meeting, this is the one.

Our March meeting is on the 21st starting at 6:30pm. Please arrive early to mingle and share in hot dogs, chips, soda and fishing talk.We have extra giveaway as well.

It's getting time for our annual dues. Please bring a check to pay your dues or visit our about page and pay by PayPal.


We look forward to seeing you there.

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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.

March 25th Goomba


The Goomba will be on Saturday March 25th at Fort Desoto. We will be launching at the 50 cent toll beach. We normally launch around 7am give or take. Arrive early is you would like help unloading your kayak. We are planning on cooking lunch so bring some drinks and be back at the launch around 1 to hang out with everyone and enjoy some great food.

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.