tampa fishing charters
fishing charter information
For starters, thanks for considering me for your fishing charter guide. I love what I do, and so it’s hard to say it’s work… But, I’ll work hard to make sure you have a great trip, and get on some of the incredible fishing action we have here in Tampa Bay.
I routinely have anglers of all skill levels out on a charter. If your experienced, great… If you’re new to fishing, or even new to saltwater fishing, I’m here to share my tactics and experience with you. Catching fish while having a great day on the water is our goal!
Fishing here in Tampa revolves somewhat around water movement (the tides), and general weather conditions. Fish naturally feed early, or late in the day, and typically when the water is moving. So, weather conditions, and tides, will determine our departure from the dock on your charter, but typically we head out shortly after the sun comes up. This is when the fish are looking to start their day with a nice meal… albeit, this time on one of our hooks 🙂 Additional consideration is given to what duration of fishing charter you have booked (half; 3/4; full; or extended day), so we’re able to be in place when it’s most productive. At times, even an afternoon trip can be planned, again, dependent on the season, and conditions.
Although we have year-round fishing, fish activity varies somewhat with the different seasons. I fish almost every single day, which keeps me on top of the frequently changing fishing hot-spots, and feeding patterns.
I always spend quite a bit of time preparing for each and every fishing charter I guide. You’ll have confidence that you’ll be fishing with first-class equipment that is perfectly rigged. We’re going to be targeting fish that will look for any opportunity to gain the upper hand, so I do my very best to give you every advantage.
Looking forward to meeting, and fishing with you!
Your Fishing Charter Includes
Your fishing charter is all-inclusive. I supply everything you need for the day, including:
You should bring the following:
about my pathfinder boat
I decided right from the start that I was going to provide my fishing charter clients with the finest fishing platform I could put my hands on. Of importance was the ability to safely, comfortably, and quickly transport my fishing charter clients to the areas where the bite was happening. My custom built Pathfinder does that perfectly, so we’re able to focus on fishing.
fishing charter rates below are for 1-2 anglers
$50 for each additional angler - up to 4 total
half day4 hour Tampa fishing charter
We'll head out and target the largest active species that will put a serious bend in your rod, and excitement in your day.
3/4 day5 hour Tampa Bay fishing charter
Just a little more action and some extra R&R fishing time out on the water, catching 'em up. No need to hurry back! Right?!
full day6 hour Tampa fishing charter
Full day charters give us the time we need to get into my secret places, and catch the right tide... Where the trophies are hiding!
extended day7 hour Tampa fishing charter
Once you're out and having a great time catching fish, no one wants to come back in... Sound good? Okay, then this one is for you!
fishing charter deposit and cancelation
I’ll reserve your fishing charter for the day(s) you request with a deposit of $150/day. As a courtesy I’ll hold your reservation for 1 week to allow for your deposit check to arrive, or you may conveniently pay your deposit via credit card.
Please keep in mind that once you have retained me for your fishing charter date, I will turn away other business to hold that day exclusively for you. If, for any reason, you have to cancel or reschedule your charter, with more than 2 weeks notice, I will refund your deposit, less a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel or reschedule your charter with less than 2 weeks notice the full amount of the charter is due in full, unless I am able to rebook another customer (with equivalent services) for the day you had reserved.
Can't you just hear that drag screaming !
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To ensure that you are able to fish on the dates you’d like, please reserve your charter well in advance!
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