Terra Ceia Bay

Manatee County, Florida.

Terra Ceia Bay ends in Terra Ceia, Florida.

8837703.68 miles (14222909.80 sq kilometers)

About The Terra Ceia Bay

About Terra Ceia Bay, FL

Terra Ceia Bay is a 3,868-acre bay located in Terra Ceia Island, Florida. The island itself is located on the southern shores of Tampa Bay and south of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The Bay has two tributaries: Frog Creek and Mcmullen Creek. Terra Ceia Bay is located between 3 watersheds: Terra Ceia Bay, Lower Tampa Bay, and Manatee River. The bay also has a lot of seagrass in its area, making it a good place to catch fish in the area. Aside from this, there are plenty of artificial reefs on its waters that anglers could go to cast their line into.  

Frog Creek, also known as Terra Ceia Preserve, is a state park located on Terra Ceia Bay’s northern waters. Natural communities such as seagrass, mangroves, and salt marshes are found within the Preserve. It was established to preserve the area’s ecology and wildlife from human development in the densely populated Tampa Bay. Visitors can visit here to fish, hike, or simply relax and enjoy nature with their families here. 

The Bay used to have an impaired status, meaning that it has failed one or more water quality standards. It got its impaired status due to the high levels of mercury found on the fishes swimming in its waters. Because of this, it is now under the protection of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. In later years it has begun to recover and is now considered Delisted from the list of threatened water bodies.  

Terra Ceia Bay Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Terra Ceia Bay, FL

Because of its location, located within Tampa Bay which is close to the Gulf of Mexico, it’s no surprise that Terra Ceia Bay has a lot of gamefish to offer. If you’re looking for a bigger catch, the Gulf of Mexico is just nearby as well. If you chose to