Life in the Salt Fishing Charters in Holmes Beach, Florida

Guided by Robert Bartholow

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Born in West Virginia and raised in Florida, Captain Robert started fishing the Florida waters at a young age. His expert knowledge of the surrounding area allows for safe navigation and excellent fishing; Captain Robert will put you right on top of the best hot spots and holes so you can catch a trophy!

His passion for fishing and desire to share the experience with others prompted him to turn what he loves to do into his career. He loves to meet new people and give them a fantastic experience of fishing in the local waters where he grew up. Book a trip with him to see everything that Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, and Holmes Beach have to offer!

Life in the Salt Fishing Charters Trips

Looking to spend a day on the calm inshore waters off of Holmes Beach and reel in some big fish? Join Captain Robert and go after big Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Redfish on this fun trip. Not only are these fish great to catch, they're also delicious on the grill, in the oven, or otherwise. In particular, Snappers and Redfish are known as great table fare. There will also be chances to catch Tarpon, the "Silver King" of Florida, which are incredible fighting fish! You'll be fishing using mostly light tackle techniques, but depending on the depth, you might also drop your tackle deeper and jig to get the Groupers' attention. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Robert's 23' C-Hawk center console—an ideal boat for these waters. She's powered by a 250-HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. Captain Robert will provide everything you need for a perfect trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is sun protection, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, and a cooler for your snacks and drinks! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach Inshore Slammin'

100% (6)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person

If you thought that you have to go 3, 4, or 5 hours offshore to catch big fish, think again! On this trip with Captain Robert, you'll have the opportunity to chase hard-fighting and great-eating species such as Cobia, Black Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, and more—all within a quick ride from the dock. On this trip, you'll use a couple of different techniques to get the fish. Sightcast to cruising Cobia, troll for Kingfish, and finally drop your bait and lures deep and jig to get the bottom-dweller's attention. Captain Robert knows how to put you on the fish, but once you're hooked up, it's your strength, stamina, and skill versus some of the brawniest nearshore fish that the Gulf has to offer. Not only are these fish fun to catch, they're also delicious on the grill, in fish tacos, or any other way you can think of! You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Robert's 23' C-Hawk center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports a 250-HP Susuki engine to get you out there in a hurry, plus standard electronics. Captain Robert will provide everything you need for a great day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a pair of polarized sunglasses to help see the fish, and a cooler with your snacks and drinks. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Holmes Beach

Nearshore Combo Trip

100% (6)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Life in the Salt Fishing Charters

Jason J.

Fishing

Captain Rob never disappoints and we always come home with enough fish to fill the freezer.

Chad S.

Fishing

been fishing with captain rob on multiple occasion never had a bad trip or experience! always have the most excellent time

Michael K.

Fishing

Had a great half day with Captain Rob. Put us on the fish and the kids and adults all had a great time. Super knowledgeable and great host.

Jennifer B.

Fishing

Great experience! He knew where to go and worked very hard to give a great day of fishing

Mark T.

Fishing

Robert was great (and john, his mate), put us on the fish, we chose to catch and release, we caught snook, trout, even a catfish. Six of us and caught over 50 fish. Good day!

Jesse B.

Fishing

Though we only booked a half-day trip, Captain Robert took us 10 miles out, where we reeled in fish all afternoon. It was a great intro to deep-sea fishing, and we want to go again soon.

Species

Black Grouper, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon

Techniques

Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

752 Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach, FL 34217, United States | Bodies of water fished: St. Pete Beach

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