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Tampa Fishing Charters With Capt. Brandon On 17' Flats Boat

Center Console
2000
17 ft
3 Guests

About This Fishing Charter

Experience Tampa Bay, Florida’s Best Fishing Charters onboard the 17ft Flats Boat for as low as $106 per hour (4 hours minimum). Rates include all instruction, equipment, licences, bait, lures, flies, ice and bottled water. All you have to do is show up and fish!

Rates:

• Half Day (4 hours): $425 for 2 anglers, $50 additional angler up to max of 4 people
• 3/4 Day (6 hours): $525 for 2 anglers, $50 additional angler up to max of 4 people
• Full Day (6 hours): $625 for 2 anglers, $50 additional angler up to max of 4 people

Type of Experiences:

• Tampa Flats Fishing
• Tampa Fly Fishing
• Tampa Fishing Charters

What You Can Expect:

I provide light tackle and fly fishing charters on the waters of Tampa Bay. The shallow water flats and beautiful beaches of Tampa Bay are home to some of the most sought after gamefish in the world. I specialize in flats fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish, trout and permit.

Sight fishing awakens the senses to a unique view of Tampa Bay. As we quietly move along the flats you will see dolphins, turtles, manatees, and most importantly tailing redfish, strings of tarpon, and back country snook. Come experience the beauty and excitement of Tampa fishing charters. I offer a true flats fishing experience like no other in the Tampa Bay area.

I use the finest light tackle gear on all my fishing charters. I also employ years of knowledge and teaching to ensure your success on your Tampa Bay fishing charter. If you want to keep the rods bent all day, or to land that trophy tarpon or snook of a lifetime I can make it happen. My goal is not only for you to catch fish, but to walk away a better angler. Book your trip today to experience a fishing charter of a lifetime!

I offer fishing charters in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Bradenton.

Flats Fishing

Tampa Bay Flats fishing is incredibly fun and rewarding. Stealth is key to success as we pursue redfish, tarpon, and snook in extremely shallow water. Nature lovers and thrill seekers alike agree flats fishing is highly addictive!

Fly Fishing

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing offers endless options. It is a great place for beginners to learn the art of saltwater fly fishing or more advanced casters to challenge 100 pound plus tarpon on the fly. The Tampa area is home to excellent redfishing, and world class tarpon and snook.

Fishing Charter

No experience necessary! Choose from our many different Tampa Fishing Charters. We offer half day, 3/4 day, full day and nighttime Tampa fishing trips. All skill levels are welcome. Kids are encouraged to come along. I also facilitate group trips and corporate fishing charters.

Details

  • Type: Center Console
  • Capacity: 3 People
  • Year: 2000
  • Rental Minimum: 4 hours
  • Length: 17 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need experience?

No. Teaching people to fish is not only part of my job, it is my favorite part of my job.

Will be using artificials or live bait?

I love fishing Tampa Bay with artificial lures and soft plastics. It is challenging and productive. Using artificials will certainly make you a better fisherman. I also use live bait sometimes depending on the situation.

What will we catch?

We typically target tarpon, snook, redfish, and trout. Other catches include cobia, permit, pompano, mackerel and snapper.

Can I keep what I catch?

I allow clients to keep enough trout or snapper for a fish dinner. I believe strongly in protecting Tampa Bay’s valuable fishery. I do not keep Snook or Redfish. There are other species more plentiful and great to eat if you wish to keep a couple fish. I practice Catch and Release and encourage you to do so as well.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes. Children are more than welcome and are encouraged to come along. Kids love to fish and flats fishing in the Tampa area is a perfect way to get them started in the sport. Please let me know in advance so I can bring child size life jackets.

Can I bring alcohol?

Yes. Beer is okay but please enjoy in moderation. Safety is my number one priority and I will not allow intoxication on board.

What if it rains?

Florida is a subtropical environment and it does rain in paradise. Please bring a rain jacket if possible. In the event of thunderstorms I try to run from them to ensure your comfort and safety.

When do we go fishing?

I offer morning, afternoon, evening and night fishing charters in Tampa Bay. If at all possible I try to plan your trip during the best tide phase.

Why choose a night fishing charter?

Night time is the right time for monster snook and tarpon. With the exception of peak tarpon season (April through July) night fishing offers your best chance at a monster snook or huge Tampa Bay tarpon. Night fishing also beats the heat and is a really cool experience. I don’t recommend night fishing charters for children under the age of 13.

Where do we meet?

I trailer my boat and launch all over the Tampa bay area. Where we will fish will depend on how the fishing is in a given area on a given day. 

St. Petersburg Area: When fishing the St. Petersburg area I usually launch at Maximo Park. The address is the intersection of 34th St and Pinellas Point Dr. St. Petersburg Fl 33711.

Tampa Area: For Tampa Fishing Charters we usually meet at the Salty Sol boat ramp at 5108 W Gandy Blvd. Tampa, Fl 33611. This is a great central location for flats fishing charters.

Tampa Bay South Shore: I fish this area A LOT. we meet at EG Simmons Park located at 2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, Fl 33570. This area offers a true backcountry experience.

Bradenton Area: For Bradenton Fishing Charters we usually meet at the River Park boat ramp at Riverside Dr. and 9th Ave. W Palmetto, Fl 34221.

What do I bring?

A short list of things you may want to bring. Polarized Sunglasses, Rain Jacket, Hat, Sunscreen, Medications, Snacks and a Camera. Please do not bring Bananas! They are extremely bad luck! I provide a cooler iced down with water, fishing licenses, all bait, tackle, and flies.

Can I tip the guide?

Gratuity is customary on a fishing charter if you feel like your guide worked hard to keep you on fish. It is not expected, but is greatly appreciated.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Fishing gear
  • Trailerable
  • Fish Finder
  • Bait
  • Outboard Engine
  • Single Engine
  • GPS

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