Take A Day Off Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg, Florida

Guided by Thomas Dominguez

Inshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Thomas has fished the Tampa Bay and St. Pete waters for over 25 years. His father bought him his first fishing pole at the age of 4, and he used to sneak to the lake to catch anything that would bite his line. When Thomas wasn't fishing, he was an All-Star baseball player for a local Tampa league and in High School he was a starting pitcher. During this time, he learned what hard work and dedication meant, and has carried this trait with him through his career. After high school, Thomas realized that fishing was his passion, and pursued his dream. During this time he married his wife Nadine, and became a father of 3 beautiful children—Jaylin, Alexa, and Simon. He enjoys sharing his love for the water with his family, but most of all taking his old man out and making memories. His father and mother always instilled him to go after your dreams, so he decided to begin his journey as a guide and share the love of fishing with everyone.

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If you're looking to get on some spectacular inshore sportfish in the Tampa Bay/St. Pete area, there's no better guide than Captain Thomas. He's been fishing these waters for more than two decades, and he's studied the prime spots and best holes in order to put you on record-setting fish! You'll be targeting classic inshore species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Snook—sometimes known as the "Florida Triple" or the "Florida Grand Slam". These fish are all great fighters, and are an absolute blast to catch, whether it's your first time out there, or your thousandth. You'll be chasing bites using light-tackle techniques, fishing both live bait and lures depending on the season, water conditions, and weather. Captain Thomas is a pro, and he's got an array of tips and tricks to help you hook a personal best! Thomas runs his trips aboard his 22' Century bay boat—an ideal vessel for hunting lunkers in inshore waters. She's fast, with a 250-HP Yamaha engine, and a hull profile that's sharp enough to cut through chop and shallow enough to get into backcountry channels where big fish like to congregate. She's also equipped with a wireless trolling motor to help you sneak up on your targets, plus a live well for bait and an ice box for your keepers. Everything you need will be provided for you, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen (lotion only, no spray!), a hat, and a pair of sunglasses to cut the surface glare. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Inshore Roundup

100% (7)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $144 / person

If you're looking to get on some spectacular Tarpon fishing in the Tampa Bay/St. Pete area, there's no better guide than Captain Thomas. He's been fishing these waters for more than two decades, and he's studied the prime spots and best holes in order to put you on record-setting fish! On this trip, you'll be focused on catching Tarpon, the premier Florida gamefish. These fish are big, beautiful, and known worldwide for their ferocious fighting abilities and acrobatic leaps! Commonly known as the "Silver King", these fish are the top predators in their inshore habitat, and hooking one is the experience of a lifetime. You'll chase bites using light tackle techniques with both bait and lures. Tarpon behavior changes depending on the season, the water conditions, and even the phases of the moon, so Captain Thomas' expertise here is absolutely invaluable. Thomas runs his trips aboard his 22' Century bay boat—an ideal vessel for hunting lunkers in inshore waters. She's fast, with a 250-HP Yamaha engine, and a hull profile that's sharp enough to cut through chop and shallow enough to get into backcountry channels where monster Tarpon like to congregate. She's also equipped with a wireless trolling motor to help you sneak up on your targets, plus a live well for bait. Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release only, so bring a camera! Everything you need will be provided for you, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen (lotion only, no spray!), a hat, and a pair of sunglasses to cut the surface glare. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Roundup

100% (6)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

On this epic nighttime bowfishing trip, you'll have a chance to nail Rays, Sheepshead, Jacks, and other species from the deck of Captain Thomas' 22' Century bay boat. If you like hunting and you like fishing, there's no better way to do both—at the same time! Fish change their behavior at night, when they're less wary of predators and can come out to hunt in the open. Little do they know, you'll be waiting, bow and arrow in hand! You'll have the opportunity to shoot a bunch of species on this trip, so you can fill your cooler with trophies and keepers. Captain Thomas's 22' Century is ideal for this type of shallow water maneuvering. In addition, this boat packs some serious lights to help you spot the fish. Thomas will you meet you at one of many boat ramps in area, and give you a brief safety briefing before you get out there! He'll provide everything you need, so just remember proper clothing and maybe some bug spray and you'll be good to go. No sunscreen necessary on this night trip. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Pete Bowfishing

100% (7)
22 ft 1 - 5 People From $130 / person

Recent Reviews of Take A Day Off Fishing Charters

Matt

Verified Review Fishing

Definitely worth it!

Finnegan M.

Fishing

We read good reviews so we decided to book it. captain Tom did not disappoint. We had a lot of fun fishing and after he cleaned then we also enjoyed eating the fish. Would recommend and go again, 6/5 stars.

Robert

Verified Review Fishing

It was a slow morning but our guide kept moving and trying spots. Was talking with other guide friends to get on a hot bite but it was slow for everyone. We did get some keeper sheep head and the guide was easy to talk to. I would try again with them if we get back here again.

Norman M.

Fishing

Had a great day fishing with Thomas and Matthew. We’ll definitely do it again!

Jordan C.

Fishing

We had a great day fishing with Captain Thomas! A very respectful and knowledgeable Captain to say at the least. My family and I had an awesome trip and look forward to our next visit! Highly recommend!

Tim F.

Fishing

I had a great day off with Captain Thomas. He was on time, prepared and had great communication before the trip. It was my first time fishing in Florida and he had a great plan for targeting different species, over a wide area of the bay. I am an experienced fisherman and it was great to fish with him and learn from him. Thanks for everything, it was a great day! Hope to come back again!

Paul M. V.

Fishing

We had a Wonderful day! Captain Thomas was such a Great Captain! We caught fish and had Great Conversation. Perfect day fishing on the water. I think it’s important to note that Vaptain Thomas served our country in Afghanistan and we were proud to spend the day with him on his boat! Highly recommend this trip to anyone!

Matthew T.

Fishing

Capt. Thomas was great. We are new to fishing and was patient and great with the kids and adults. We had a great experience and would recommend and go out with him again when we are next in the area.

Species

Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout, Stingray, Tarpon

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bowfishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting

Types of Fishing

Inshore

Start Location

Crisp Park Boat Ramp, St. Petersburg, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay, St. Pete Beach

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