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If you're looking to try your hand against the wide variety of fish that the Tampa Bay area offers, there's no better way than a trip with Captain Matthew! On this trip, you'll get out into nearshore waters, looking for predators such a Kingfish and Barracuda, plus reef species such as Hogfish, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Tripletails, and more! These fish have something for everyone: hard fights, strong runs in the case of Barracuda and Kingfish, and excellent eating once you get off the water! In particular, Snappers, Hogfish, and Groupers are widely known as some of the best-tasting fish in the ocean....Read More
In terms of techniques, you'll mix it up, using light tackle techniques to target topwater species and bottomfishing techniques to catch the lunkers down below. No matter your experience level, Captain Matthew will make sure to put you on the fish and help you nail some keepers!
On this trip, you'll be fishing off Captain Matthew's 25' C-Hawk center console. She's an ideal boat for nearshore fishing, and is driven by a 250-HP Honda engine to get you out on the premier fishing in a hurry! She's also kitted out with amenities to enhance your experience, including a full suite of electronics, a T-Top to keep you out of the sun, and trolling gear so you can relax until a fish is on.
Captain Matthew will provide everything you need for a great day of fishing, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is sun protection, proper clothing, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to help you spot fish! Get out there and have a blast!
Captain Matthew is an expert when it comes to the waters of St. Petersburg! Whether you're an experienced angler looking to bag a personal record, or a vacationer aiming to get out there and enjoy the scenery, you'll have a great time on a trip with Captain Matthew!
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 licenses, Tournament grade tackle, and bait, Premium Beverages
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
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%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
PORT 32 Tierra Verde, Madonna Boulevard, Tierra Verde, FL, USA