Tampa Bay's Got It All!

Starting at $550 | 4 - 8 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 1 - 6 People
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Pricing & Availability

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Species

Bull Shark, Flounder, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail

Techniques

Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

Join Captain Eric for an amazing Tampa Bay fishing experience! Tampa Bay is a world-class fishing destination that features a range of marine habitats and a rich variety of sportfish species, all the way from the backcountry to the deeper waters. Captain Eric has fished this area since 1979, and he has the knowledge, skills and experience to put you on amazing fish, whether that means hitting the ship channel (up to 50ft deep) for Grouper, chumming, and throwing cut bait for Tarpon (Summer months), Snapper, Tripletail, Spanish and King Mackerel, Reds, much more under the Bridges---Tampa Bay really has it all.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Center Console
Boat Manufacturer: Blazer Bay
Boat Length: 24 ft
Year Built: 2020
Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 300 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Eric has been fishing the west coast of Florida since 1979. He has a passion for fishing and he enjoys being on the water as much as possible. He learned how to fish from his grandfather and he loves everything about it, and loves to show clients all that Tampa Bay has to offer!

Reviews

Kelly M.

July 17, 2022


What can I say鈥est trip ever. Cap. Eric knows his stuff and was more than accommodating! Pick up point was easy to find with plenty of free parking, caught some terrific fish and I appreciated him baiting my hook each and every time. Boat was clean and ...Read More

Nicholas W.

February 20, 2022


We had a great day with Captain Eric! He put us on a variety of fish the whole day. We limited out on mangrove snapper and caught several sheepshead, lady fish, whiting, and channel cats. Captain Eric was very professional, knowledgeable, and had a great attitude. He gave us advice and ...Read More

Don S.

July 24, 2022


We had a good day on the water with captain Eric. He was very knowledgeable, attenative and had us catching fish all day. We used a variety of bait and ended the day with a couple of nice groupers. Will be going out with captain Eric in the future

Andy K.

April 10, 2022


We had a great time fishing and limited out on snapper in no time!! Will definitely book again!!

Frank B.

October 2, 2021


Great guy to fish with. He new where the fish were and how to bring them in. 10/10 recommend Captain Eric!

First Time Booking with Us?

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, 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 go fishing. 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

Nearshore, Inshore

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, Ice Box, 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

A valid fishing license.

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 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

Hooks Waterfront Bar & Grill, Destiny Drive, Ruskin, FL, USA