Tampa Bay Big Fish Special

Starting at $1300 | 8 Hour | Inshore, Nearshore | 1 - 6 People
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Pricing & Availability

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Species

Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Gag Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon

Techniques

Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling

About Your Trip

Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. The majestic Tarpon has become the most sought-after game fish in Florida—especially between June and July. During this short window, these mammoth fish move up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior, but in the spring and early summer, these kings of the inshore are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Get out there and test yourself against these prime gamefish with Captain Joe, an experienced Tarpon fisherman and one of our top guides the Gulf Coast of Florida. You'll also have the chance to hook up Blacktip and Bonnethead Sharks, Gag Grouper, and Snook, depending on your tackle and preferences.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Ranger
Boat Length: 23 ft
Year Built: 1995
Engine Manufacturer: Mercury
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 300 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor

About Your Guide

Captain Joe, known as "Slobby Joe", has been fishing these waters for as long as he can remember. Despite his name, Captain Joe is anything but a slob, jumping to every challenge with an energy that can only ever come from true passion for the sport. He is a man determined to make a name for himself, and to build his reputation as one of the most dedicated and welcoming captains operating in this fishing paradise. So climb aboard and see for yourself why his clients keep coming back for more!

Reviews

Roger D.

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July 1, 2021


My son and I enjoyed a great day on the water with Captain Joe and first mate Joe. They were a lot of fun to hang out with and very knowledgeable. They worked hard with a rainy forecast to put us on some fish. I’ve been out with many guides ...Read More

Kimberly A.

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August 31, 2019


I planned a vacation to Florida by myself for the first time and wanted to go fishing. I was a bit nervous about doing a charter alone, but just went ahead and booked it. I had THE best day on the water ever. Joe made me feel so comfortable. We ...Read More

Mitchell Q.

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July 3, 2019


I’m an avid fisherman and have been on numerous chartered fishing trips when on family vacations. We made a late decision and found Joe had an available slot on the following day of booking this trip. I didn’t know what to expect with making a quick decision on zero research. ...Read More

Dustin R.

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March 18, 2021


We had an excellent day on the water. Wind was strong but captain joe dig a great job getting us on fish. My boys caught 50+ fish and 6 different species. We had a blast! Thank you captin Joe. We will see you again

Brendan D.

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April 6, 2021


Awesome experience Captain Joe is great. Hustle and gave my kids a great experience. Will book with him again.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Fishing License, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 1 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

752 Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach, FL 34217, United States