Down Range Charters in St. Petersburg, Florida

Guided by Mike Ayersman

Inshore River

About Your Guide

Captain Mike is a US Army Veteran with a love of fishing. Mike enjoys teaching and helping guests. No matter if it’s your first time on the water, or you’re a seasoned pro, Captain Mike has the ability to promote your success while having fun. Captain Mike is also fully licensed, insured and has all the permits required to guide in the waters of Tampa Bay. Your safety, satisfaction and success throughout your fishing experience and adventure is his highest priority.

Down Range Charters Trips

Captain Mike knows just where the fish bite around these parts, so listen closely to his advice - you could land yourself a trophy-sized fish! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Mike’s 24-foot Mako, a center console that is equipped with a 225 HP Johnson Evinrude engine. She also comes with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, and an ice box. He will bring the energy as well as his drone and go pro so he can shoot quality videos while you reel in the likes of Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Sheepshead and maybe even catch an epic shot of a Silver King soaring out of the water! Captain Mike likes to launch out of two different spots in the St. Pete area: Maximo is where he goes to wear out sheepshead, trout, and other inshore species for some rod bending action. His other launch is E.G. Simmons park which gives you closer access to the backcountry where you can chase Big Reds and Snook! All the rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait come included with your trip, and Captain Mike will also clean and fillet your fish after your trip at no extra charge! He will have bottled waters on board, but feel free to bring your own food and beverages. Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, Captain Mike will lead the way! Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Inshore Fishing Excursion

100% (8)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Recent Reviews of Down Range Charters



We had an amazing time with Capt. Mike and his wife!!! Super knowledgeable and took us around to a several places. Highly recommend!!!!

Sarah H.


We had a blast with Down Range!!! Easy to work with, very accommodating, and great guides!



These guys know what they’re doing! If you want fish, call them today!!!

Justin K.


Went out today and had a blast with Captain Mike. After going on a horrible charter trip yesterday offshore and not catching anything, today was awesome! He made sure he was putting us on fish. He was super informative and helpful. Had a great time and would recommend anyone to go out with them.


Verified Review Fishing

We had awesome trip with capt Mike. He is very pleasant, knowledgeable and patient. With his guidance we caught snappers, red fish, snook, and cat fish and kept 12 great sized snappers😊

Matt A.


Ive been on charters before but this one was unique in a lot of ways. Our first stop we had fish on in less than 10 minutes. Each spot we were on the fish. We caught reds, trout, puffer, snook, ladyfish, sheepshead, even a stingray. Mikes wealth of knowledge and love of fishing made for a fantastic and informative trip. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. I highly recommend booking a trip with him.

Angela H.


Well we had alot of hope for the morning and some good catches however the Red Tide and Elsa comin totally messed up all our big plans. Captain took us to all his hot spots tryin to get us fish but it just wasn’t meant to be today. It was okay. We had a nice day on the water with good company. Managed to have 3 dolphins follow us for a bit and seen some string rays (which I have always wanted to see in the wild). Just goes to show even w the fish not biting we still had a great day! Thanks for a great day! Hopefully next time we come when there are better conditions!

Matt Z.


Had a great day in/around the bay with Capt. Mike and Angela. Mike knows his way around the area and has some awesome tips and tricks for landing a variety of fish. Hit multiple spots, caught fish at each spot. Had a good time and went home with some great fish! Check the red! You feel like you’re fishing with friends when you’re out with them.


Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Tarpon


Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Inshore, River

Start Location

Sunshine Skyway Lane South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711, United States | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay

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