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Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Gigging
Inshore, Nearshore, River, Flats
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Join Captain Matt Yaquinto of Sunstate Fishing Charters and enjoy a beautiful morning or afternoon 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 eventful day on the water with Captain Matt and Sunstate Fishing Charters!
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
You will need your own tackle.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels, tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses
Florida saltwater fishing license
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 7 days before the trip.
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Severn Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
07:00 AM, 08:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM