This is a one of the best time of year to fish in the Clearwater, Tampa, and St.Pete area, everything is biting and the weather is great! As the baitfish begin to flood our area, the Snook and Redfish will feed heavily, and Tarpon will begin to show. Nearshore the Mackerel and Kingfish will be in full force!
The main focus during summer is the Tarpon fishery. Snook and the Redfish often get over looked this time of year, making it a great opportunity for anglers looking to stay inshore. Sharks will also be very abundant during the summer months!
Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Kingfish, SHARKS and many more fish will be caught during the fall bait fish mitigation. As winter is approaching the fish are feeding in preparation making for some incredible action!
Fishing during winter months can be great in between the fronts. During the winter my main focus is fishing in the creeks, canals, and rivers for Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead and Black Drum.
Fish we will target during the coming months.
January - Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, BlackDrum, Triple Tail
February - Redfish, Snook, Trout
March - Redfish, Trout, Snook, Mackerel, Kingfish, Tarpon
April - Snook, Redfish, Mackerel, Kingfish, Tarpon, Trout
May - Tarpon (Inshore & Shark trips still available)
June - Tarpon (Inshore & Shark trips still available)
July - Tarpon (Inshore & Shark trips still available)
August - Sharks, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook
September - Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Sharks, Bonito
October - Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Mackerel, Kingfish, Mackerel, Bonito
November - Redfish, Snook, Trout, Mackerel, Kingfish, Triple Tail
December - Trout, Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Pompano, Triple Tail
Do we need a license?
No, I provide a FL fishing fishing license. I am also U.S.C.G licensed Masters 50 ton Charter Captain.
How long are the trips?
I offer Four, Six, and Eight hour trips. Trips can always be extended as well.
What time do we leave?
We typically meet at around 8am most days, but fully flexible to your schedule and the weather.
Is there a bathroom?
No, but typically we are within minutes of one.
Can we smoke?
Yes, all legal Tobacco products are fine. No DRUGS.
Can we drink?
Yes, please remember that we will be in the sun and becoming intoxicated will lead to the trip being terminated. Drink responsibly!
How should I dress?
Be keen and check the weather conditions for your scheduled trip or call the Capt Jeff and ask for the expected forecast. Sun Protection: we advise the use of sun screen and hats during your morning and afternoon voyages.
What if I get sea sick?
If you or a passenger in your party is prone to motion sickness it’s not a bad idea to invest in medication to prevent it from occurring. This can be purchased at several common pharmaceutical drug stores. Taking one the night before and one the morning of you trip, tends to do the trick!
Can my party and I keep what we catch?
Although catch/release is our primary goal to keep our fisheries stable...Yes! For some target species, the fish must reach the legal regulations in length to be able to bag it. Once the fish is cautiously removed from the hook, either by the passenger or Capt Jeff, the fish can be measured and decided if it stays or goes. Capt Jeff offers a filleting service at the end of each trip if you want to have your fish professionally prepared.
What do I do when I catch a fish?
Capt Jeff will be more than willing to help novice fishermen gaff, net or bring in their catch in over the rail and remove it from the hook. He will also measure the fish to find out if it is of legal size for you to keep. If you get the thumbs up, it will be set-aside for you.
What if it rains?
As long as the wind and weather conditions don’t threaten to cause too high of seas or dangerous circumstances our fishing trips will carry on despite the rain.
Can I bring my own fishing rod and equipment?
Yes you may. Be sure to know what species of fish are being targeted on your scheduled trip. Different styles of fishing suggest different kinds of gear. If you are unsure of your equipment call or ask.
What kind of bait do we use?
What is your cancellation policy?
You will need give at least 48 hours prior notice of any cancellations. Otherwise you may be charged for your trip.
What do you provide?
Boat & Fishing Gear
Fishing Extras – Taxes, Baits, & Slip Fees
Drinks – Soda, Juices, & Water
What should I bring?
Food or Snacks
Drinks or Beer (if 21+)
Camera, Sunscreen & Sunglasses
Rain Gear & Towels
Sea Sickness Medication If Required