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If you're looking to get on some spectacular inshore sportfish in the Tampa Bay/St. Pete area, there's no better guide than Captain Thomas. He's been fishing these waters for more than two decades, and he's studied the prime spots and best holes in order to put you on record-setting fish!...Read More
You'll be targeting classic inshore species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Snook—sometimes known as the "Florida Triple" or the "Florida Grand Slam". These fish are all great fighters, and are an absolute blast to catch, whether it's your first time out there, or your thousandth. You'll be chasing bites using light-tackle techniques, fishing both live bait and lures depending on the season, water conditions, and weather. Captain Thomas is a pro, and he's got an array of tips and tricks to help you hook a personal best!
Thomas runs his trips aboard his 22' Century bay boat—an ideal vessel for hunting lunkers in inshore waters. She's fast, with a 250-HP Yamaha engine, and a hull profile that's sharp enough to cut through chop and shallow enough to get into backcountry channels where big fish like to congregate. She's also equipped with a wireless trolling motor to help you sneak up on your targets, plus a live well for bait and an ice box for your keepers.
Everything you need will be provided for you, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen (lotion only, no spray!), a hat, and a pair of sunglasses to cut the surface glare. Get out there and have a blast!
Captain Thomas has fished the Tampa Bay and St. Pete waters for over 25 years. His father bought him his first fishing pole at the age of 4, and he used to sneak to the lake to catch anything that would bite his line. When Thomas wasn't fishing, he was an All-Star baseball player for a local Tampa league and in High School he was a starting pitcher. During this time, he learned what hard work and dedication meant, and has carried this trait with him through his career....Read More
After high school, Thomas realized that fishing was his passion, and pursued his dream. During this time he married his wife Nadine, and became a father of 3 beautiful children—Jaylin, Alexa, and Simon. He enjoys sharing his love for the water with his family, but most of all taking his old man out and making memories. His father and mother always instilled him to go after your dreams, so he decided to begin his journey as a guide and share the love of fishing with everyone.
Tim F.· ·
I had a great day off with Captain Thomas. He was on time, prepared and had great communication before the trip. It was my first time fishing in Florida and he had a great plan for targeting different species, over a wide area of the bay. I am an experienced ...Read More fisherman and it was great to fish with him and learn from him. Thanks for everything, it was a great day! Hope to come back again!
Jordan C.· ·
We had a great day fishing with Captain Thomas! A very respectful and knowledgeable Captain to say at the least. My family and I had an awesome trip and look forward to our next visit! Highly recommend!
Paul M. V.· ·
We had a Wonderful day! Captain Thomas was such a Great Captain! We caught fish and had Great Conversation. Perfect day fishing on the water. I think it’s important to note that Vaptain Thomas served our country in Afghanistan and we were proud to spend the ...Read More day with him on his boat! Highly recommend this trip to anyone!
Norman M.· ·
Had a great day fishing with Thomas and Matthew. We’ll definitely do it again!
Matthew T.· ·
Capt. Thomas was great. We are new to fishing and was patient and great with the kids and adults. We had a great experience and would recommend and go out with him again when we are next in the area.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing additional needed.
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
West Gandy Boulevard, Tampa, FL, USA