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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Gigging

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, River, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Tripletail

About Your Trip

Join Captain Matt Yaquinto of Sunstate Fishing Charters and enjoy a beautiful morning of fishing in Tampa Bay, Florida! No matter your age or skill level, there’s a fish out there with your name on it. Captain Matt knows just where the fish bite, so be sure to listen to his advice.

For these 4-hour trips, you’ll be testing your casting accuracy as you target Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Tripletail, and many more species of fish.

You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Matt’s 23-foot bay boat powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This boat is equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box. It can accommodate 4 anglers.

Don’t forget to bring food for the day (Captain Matt will have bottled waters on board) as well as a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Sunstate Fishing Charters will provide all rods, reels, and tackle, but feel free to bring your own. Captain Matt catches live bait before the start of each day, as it’s most effective in these waters, so don’t worry about bait! Captain Matt will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip.

Get ready for an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Matt and Sunstate Fishing Charters!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay Boat

Boat Manufacturer: Skeeter 230SX

Boat length: 23ft

Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha

Engine HP: 200HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Fishing definitely runs in the blood of Captain Matt Yaquinto of Sunstate Fishing Charters. His family has been fishing in the Tampa area for 50+ years, and Captain Matt's been fishing these waters since Day 1!

Captain Matt left his job as a firefighter to pursue his professional fishing charter dreams and has never looked back. His main goal is to make his guests happy – especially those who have never fished before!

Captain Matt is hard-working and caches live bait for his trips every morning before he starts his trips. Bait is key when fishing Tampa Bay, so Captain Matt makes sure to provide a live-well full of live baitfish.

Get out on the waters of Tampa Bay with Captain Matt Yaquinto of Sunstate Fishing Charters today!


Michael V.

May 15, 2020

Captain Matt was the perfect person to take my sons and I out. He was really patient since none of us were experienced and took us to some great spots. Caught a lot of fish and kids had a great time. They kept saying we had to go out with Captain Matt again. Thank you!

Felipe S.

May 28, 2020

Captain Matt is a cool dude and knows his stuff. It was my son and I first time inshore fishing off a boat and he really showed us the ropes. I will definitely booking another trip soon and recommend him to my family and friends!

Mike M.

March 11, 2020

Captain Matt worked around my schedule and took me fishing in the afternoon even though what I had booked was a morning trip. It was a very slow day but I still caught several fish. I couldn’t be more pleased with the trip!


Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


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


You will need your own tackle.

Boat Restroom

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


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required Items

Florida saltwater 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 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Severn Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606, United States

Start Time(s)

08:00 AM


4 hours,