Live bait fishing because it allows me to engage with people of all different skill levels. Occasionally I will use artificial lures, but live bait is what I use for the majority of my charters.
I inshore fish the oyster bars, spoil islands, docks and grass flats of all the gulf-coastal waters including St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, and Clearwater Beach as well as most parts of Tampa Bay. I also near-shore fish reefs and hard-bottom up to nine miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.
My fishing changes throughout the year to adjust to the seasons and the fish, but my favorite place to leave from is Bay Pines Boat Ramp, 9600 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL 33744.
It depends on what the tides are doing, but typically, I leave the dock between 7 and 9 am.
All charters include license, live bait, rods, reels, tackle, ice and bottled water. Just bring a lunch, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and your enthusiasm for a great day on the water.
Most folks do catch-and-release, but I will clean and bag your catch if you’d like to take it home for dinner. I can also recommend several area restaurants that will cook your catch.
I accept cash and checks as well as Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards. Payment is due at the time of departure.
- 2018 custom built Hanson Skiff 23′ with 150hp Suzuki four stroke outboard engine
- Center console for lots of room
- T-top for those hot days of summer
- 50 gallon livewell
- Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor
- New Garmin Electronics
- Complete U.S.C.G. Safety Package
- Okuma fishing gear with Power Pro braided line
- Coolers and lots of dry storage and seating