Guided by Taylor Rahn
Captain Taylor is a local who grew up on Anna Maria Island. He has six generations of fishing knowledge behind him, and loves showing clients everything he knows about his local waters. The options are endless here, and Captain Taylor will work to get you the fish you want. In his words, "This isn't just another sun baking charter that you're going to catch some fish and a Florida sunburn. This is the ultimate professional experience that you will never forget."
If you've been want to reel in some big fish on the calm inshore waters of Anna Maria Island, FL, then this trip is your ticket! Join Captain Taylor and chase classic Florida gamefish including Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Trout on the flats and in the river channels of this rich fishery. Each of these species is widely known as a terrific gamefish that fights hard and will really test your strength, skill, and stamina. You'll go after these fish using light tackle techniques, so bring your A-game—when one of these aggressive fish hits the line, you'll feel it! Captain Taylor is also full of expert tips and tricks to help you land that record fish, so whether you're a beginner or an advanced angler, you'll leave this trip a better fisherman than when you started. On this trip, you'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Taylor's 24' Century center console. She's ideal for these inshore areas, with a relatively shallow draft and a 250-HP Suzuki engine so you can get on the fish in a hurry. Captain Taylor provides everything you need for a stellar trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to spot fish. You can also bring a cooler with some drinks and snacks. Get ready to whack 'em! Read More
The sunny waters off of Holmes Beach, FL are home to some of the best nearshore gamesfish species, and you'll be able to take a shot at all of them on this trip with Captain Taylor! Drop your lines down towards underwater structure and reefs for Black and Gag Grouper, Mutton Snapper, and Hogfish, then get ready to battle these tough fish to the surface. Not only do these fish make great trophies, but they're also excellent table fare! To get at these bottom-dwelling species, you'll be dropping your bait and lures deep and jigging to get their attention. Captain Taylor 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 fish that the Gulf has to offer. You'll also have chances to troll for Kingfish and cast out for Cobia, depending on the season and conditions. You'll be fishing from the deck of Taylor's 24' Century center console—an ideal vessel for these waters. Captain Taylor will come prepared with everything you need for a successful and comfortable charter. He'll supply the rods, reels, bait, tackle—and most importantly, his expertise! To maximize your experience, bring proper clothing, a hat, polarized sunglasses, a camera and sunscreen. Read More
Are you ready to do battle with a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skills? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. It's no secret that Tarpon have become one of the most sought-after gamefish in Florida, and for good reason! These fish are as tough as they are beautiful, and are a worthy opponent for any angler. In the spring and summer, these fish move up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior, but these kings of the inshore are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Get out there and test yourself against these prime gamefish with Captain Taylor, an experienced Tarpon fisherman and great guide to this area. On the day of the trip, you'll set out aboard Captain Taylor's 24' Century center console—the perfect boat for fishing the Florida inshore. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need for a successful and comfortable trip, including GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box if you happen to catch some table fish. Tarpon are photo-only—please do your part to keep the population of these iconic fish healthy by leaving them in the water! Captain Taylor will provide everything you need for this trip, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so that all you have to do is cast out, hook up, and then hold on for the fight of your life! To maximize your time on the water, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Any trip with Captain Taylor is sure to be picture-worthy, and Tarpon are a particularly photogenic fish. Read More
Get out there and experience some hardcore nighttime fishing with Captain Taylor on this trip! This is a rare opportunity to hunt sharks in the dark, when their behavior changes and they become more aggressive. On this trip, you'll use a few different techniques to hook up Blacktip sharks, which are common in this area. Captain Taylor knows exactly where to go to find the big ones, and he'll put you right on 'em! You'll really practice your fish-fighting skills on this trip, and with some luck you'll come back with some great pictures, a personal best, and maybe dinner too! Because you're getting out over reefs and structure, be prepared to steam offshore for a while before you start hooking up. Once you get on the fish, Captain Taylor will have everything you need for a perfect night of fishing, including rods, reels, bait, and trolling gear. To maximize your time on the water, bring along weather-appropriate clothing, a hat, and a camera! No need for sunscreen on a night trip. Read More
Looking to catch some big offshore species without spending the entire day out on the water? Then get out there with Captain Taylor, a true local expert, who will get you on the fish, whether you're going for a trophy, hoping to fill your cooler, or both. On this trip, you'll target close offshore species like Amberjack, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, and Snappers on the reefs, plus Barracuda, False Albacore, Cobia, and Spanish Mackerel closer to the surface. You'll go after these fish using a variety of techniques including trolling, bottom fishing, drifting, and jigging. Some of these species, especially the Snappers and Groupers, can get seriously big, so bring your A-game! When a lunker hits your line, you're gonna feel it. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Taylor's 24' Century center console—a perfect boat for tackling the nearshore waters around Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island! She sports a 250 HP Yamaha outboard, so you'll be on the hot fishing spots in a hurry. She's also kitted out with all the standard electronics for a safe and productive trip. Captain Taylor will bring everything you need for a great trip! All you need to remember is proper clothing, sun protection, a hat, a pair of polarized glasses, and you'll be good to go! Read More
Phenomenal day. We fish often all over the country and this was hands down one of the BEST experiences to date. We will book again. The staff were awesome and it just was picture perfect!
Henry is a great captain and very knowledgeable. Easygoing guy who takes his time with you never made to feel pressed for time like some charters. A lot of fun and would do again.
Capt Taylor took us reef fishing for a half day trip and it didn’t disappoint. Caught over a dozen grouper and other reef fish topping the day with a King and Shark. Great trip and next time we are in AMI we will be looking him up again!!
I would recommend this captain. It was a great day on the water.
Experienced captain knowing how to find the fish with all the crazy weather patterns.
Amberjack, Black Grouper, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, False Albacore, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon
Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling
752 Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach, FL 34217, United States | Bodies of water fished: St. Pete Beach