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Fishing in Tampa
Fishing in Tampa
Fishing in Tampa
trip description for Tampa Bowfishing in Tampa

If you’re ready to get hooked on Bowfishing in Tampa Bay, look no further. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Mike can put you on the fish. Species like Sheepshead, Flounder, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Ray, Spadefish, Mojarra, Tilapia, and more are in the cards, depending on conditions. Captain Mike is dedicated to providing you with a memory you will not forget! He prides himself on giving an experience that will want you to come back again. Trips typically last 4 hours but Captain Mike is more concerned with you enjoying yourself than getting you back to the dock. If that means staying on the water longer if you wish Captain Mike is happy to do so at no extra charge. Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are absolutely welcome! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach! Your vessel for the day is a 22’ Alweld center console that can carry up to 6 passengers. It has all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. You’ll find lightweight carbon fiber Vader Bows with AMS bottle reels waiting for you. The charter boat covers your fishing license, just show up ready for a good time! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. Simply ask and your captain can tell you more. It’s never a bad idea to come prepared. Captain Mike will monitor the weather often but feel free to bring extra clothes or whatever will keep you comfortable while out as the weather on the bay changes often. There will be some drinks on offer, feel free to bring your own favorites a cooler will be provided to keep them cold. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles for safety reasons. Read More

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Fishing in Holmes Beach
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trip description for Holmes Beach Fishing Frenzy in Holmes Beach

If you've ever wanted to chase big Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout in one of Florida's most idyllic fishing locations, this trip with Captain Scott might be for you! He knows these local waters like the back of his hand, and spends every possible moment on the water observing fish patterns which takes the guessing out of your fishing trip. You'll be going after a range of inshore species with a few different techniques, including light tackle fishing, sightcasting, and bottomfishing for Flounder and Groupers. The fish you'll see on this trip are a blast to catch, and some are great table fare as well! Whether you've caught one fish or one thousand, Captain Scott has some great advice that will improve your skills and help you bag a new personal best! On the day of the trip, you’ll step aboard his beautiful 25' Chris-Craft center console—a perfect boat for these waters. She’s powered by a 250-HP Yamaha, so you’ll spend less time cruising and more time fishing! Captain Scott will provide you with top-of-the-line rods and reels, plus tackle, artificial lures, safety gear, a cooler with ice, and even live bait! Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, food and drinks, and water. You do not need a Florida Fishing License—your Captain provides it. Read More

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trip description for Tampa Bay Tarpon Roundup in St. Petersburg

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

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Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
trip description for Tampa Bay Sharkfest - 25’ Sportsman in Ruskin

Most people known Sharks as the big, scary predators seen in movies like "Jaws". However, anglers understand that although Sharks are top predators in their environments, they're really graceful, majestic, and thrilling to catch. No matter your experience level, a Tampa shark fishing charter with Captain Jarrod will be the thrill of a lifetime! There are plenty of different types of sharks in Tampa Bay, making it the perfect spot to land your trophy fish or just to have some fun. More than a dozen different shark species swim beneath the waters of Tampa Bay, including the Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus), Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo), Hammerhead (Sphyrnidae Sphyrna), Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum), Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris), and Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas). When in doubt, you can just ask Captain Jarrod about the Shark you've hooked. You can catch non-prohibited shark species in Florida at any time of year. Typically, the best time is from May to August. Captain Jarrod is happy to tell you what species are best to fish for when you book your trip! On the day of your trip you will launch from the boat ramp next to Hook's Waterfront Bar and Grill. If you need to launch from a different area, Captain Jarrod is flexible and has several options—please let him know what works best for you. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Jarrod's 25' Sportsman 234 bay boat. This puppy comes equipped with a 250 Yamaha SHO engine for speed and maneuverability, plus a range of amenities including a multimedia system, PowerPoles for exploring shallow flats, trolling motor, multiple live wells for your bait, Yeti coolers for your drinks, and more! This boat is perfect for a family fishing trip. Jarrod will provide you with all the equipment, tackle, and bait you need, plus he'll supply ice for your food, drinks & fish, artificial lures, photos of your catch, secret techniques and instruction for artificial bait fishing, and he will even clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day! All you need to bring is your sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, any food & drinks you'd like to enjoy onboard. Beer is welcome, but please—no hard liquor or wine, and no glass containers. If you've got Captain Jarrod at the wheel, your fishing adventure will surely be one to remember! Gratuity is never expected, but always appreciated! If your captain did a good job and you enjoyed your trip, considered rewarding his efforts with a 15-20% tip. Read More

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Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
trip description for Shark Encounter - 35' Contender in Tierra Verde

Many types of Sharks can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Captain and his experienced crew are just the guys to lead you on a Shark-chasing adventure! They have the skill and knowledge to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler, the captain will provide you with everything you need for a successful trip, including fishing gear and a valid license. Get ready for an epic day fishing with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and years of on the water experience, Owner Captain Ron and his Master Licensed Captains & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you target & attempt to catch shark species that call the Gulf of Mexico's inshore/nearshore & offshore waters home. If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. Our 35' Contender Pro Tournament Series vessel is operated under the direction of the exorbitantly credentialed Pelagic Expert Captain Brian and 1st Mate. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained Contender 35ft Tournament boat is equipped with triple 300 horsepower Yamahas and a deep-v that get you to and from the fishing grounds quickly and safely. This vessel’s ride has a reputation in the fishing community as being one of the smoothest and driest on the water. These trips benefit from the Contender’s ability to minimize the amount of time cruising and maximize the amount of time spent fishing. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete. Along side mega yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are safe, comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. Suggest that you arrive 30 mins prior to departure time for all trips aboard his boats to ensure your Captain has enough time to get all your gear onboard and properly orient you on the day ahead! His boat is docked at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina but if you are looking to get picked up from a nearby location, Captains are often more than happy to accommodate! All fishing essentials are provided along with a cooler with ice and water. Bring your own lunch and beverages, and a small personal cooler is fine as well. SAFETY, HEALTH & WELFARE ARE PARAMOUNT! We Deliver The Results & Exceed Expectations! Read More

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Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
trip description for Tampa Bay Inshore Rodeo in Ruskin

There's simply no better way to enjoy the summer than a backcountry fishing trip with Captain Brian! He's fished the mangrove channels and around Ruskin, FL for years, and you can be sure that he'll put you right where the fish are! These channels provide perfect habitat for several sportfish species, especially Redfish and Speckled Trout, and if you get a little further off, there's perfect water for hooking Cobia, Tripletail, Bluefish, and more! These species are perfect inshore/nearshore opponents that fight hard and love to bite on a range of lures and baits. There's nothing like pulling some big ol' Red out of the mangrove roots, whether it's your first fish or your hundredth! On this trip, you'll have a blast aboard Captain Brian's 24' Ken Craft center console. She's perfectly designed for these waters, with a sleek hull profile and a shallow draft for inshore access. She's equipped with a 200-HP Yamaha engine to take you "dock to dock" smoothly and comfortable. She also features a full kit of electronics, and a live well for your bait. Captain Brian will bring everything you need for a great day, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sunscreen (no spray please!) and a pair of sunglasses to help you spot fish. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Gulfport

What are the best fishing charters in Gulfport?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 202 trips in Gulfport, and the most popular trips in the area are Gulfport Combo Classic guided by Chris, Full Day Offshore guided by Joseph, and Offshore Drag Ripper guided by Chris.

Our guides in Gulfport are rated a 4.94 out of 5 based on 2718 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tierra Verde.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Gulfport? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Gulfport.

What types of fishing charters are common in Gulfport?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Gulfport as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Gulfport are: 1. gag grouper, 2. redfish, 3. mangrove snapper, and 4. snook.

The most common fishing techniques in Gulfport are bottom fishing, light tackle fishing, and live bait fishing but trolling and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Gulfport fishing charters cost?

in Gulfport prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $2,000, but the average price for a half day trip in Gulfport is $670. The average price for a full day trip in Gulfport is $1,275.

What month is best for fishing in Gulfport?

The most popular season for fishing in Gulfport is spring, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Gulfport fishing license and what are the bag limits in Gulfport?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Gulfport don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Gulfport. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

What is fishing in Gulfport all about?

Fishing in Gulfport, Florida, offers anglers a rich and diverse experience amidst the scenic beauty of its coastal waters and inland waterways. Situated along the shores of Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Gulfport provides anglers with access to a variety of productive fishing grounds teeming with a wide range of saltwater species. Whether casting from the shore, fishing from a pier, or heading out on a boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into prized catches such as snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon, among others.

One of the standout features of fishing in Gulfport is the accessibility of its fishing piers and jetties, which provide convenient access to prime fishing spots along the waterfront. The Gulfport Pier, in particular, offers anglers the chance to cast their lines into deep water and target a variety of saltwater species, including sheepshead, Spanish mackerel, and flounder. Additionally, nearby jetties and breakwaters provide excellent opportunities for anglers to hook into game fish like snook and tarpon as they congregate around these structures in search of baitfish.

Furthermore, Gulfport's proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway and numerous backwater channels offers anglers the opportunity for inshore fishing adventures in search of redfish, snook, trout, and mangrove snapper, among others. Kayak fishing is a popular option for anglers looking to explore these sheltered waters and target shallow-water species in their natural habitat. With its scenic beauty, diverse fishing opportunities, and abundance of fish species, Gulfport promises an unforgettable fishing experience for anglers of all skill levels.

What are the most popular months to fish in Gulfport?

In Gulfport, Florida, fishing seasons vary throughout the year, offering anglers different opportunities depending on the time of year. Springtime heralds the start of prime fishing conditions as temperatures begin to warm up and fish become more active. Anglers can expect excellent opportunities for targeting species such as snook, redfish, and trout as they move into shallow waters to feed and spawn. With the waters teeming with life, spring offers anglers the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in Gulfport.

As summer arrives, fishing in Gulfport reaches its peak, with longer days and warmer temperatures creating ideal conditions for anglers. The Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay remain productive, providing anglers with ample opportunities to target a variety of saltwater species. Whether casting from the shore, fishing from a pier, or heading out on a boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into prized catches such as tarpon, snapper, and grouper in the warm summer sun. Additionally, summer nights offer a unique fishing experience, as anglers can enjoy the cooler temperatures and tranquil surroundings while pursuing their favorite catches under the stars.

In the fall, Gulfport's fishing season enters a new phase of abundance and excitement as temperatures begin to cool down. Cooling waters trigger a feeding frenzy among both inshore and offshore species, making it an ideal time for anglers to hook into big game fish like kingfish, mahi-mahi, and amberjack. Additionally, the changing seasons bring the return of migratory species to the area's waters, offering anglers the opportunity to target a wider variety of fish. Whether casting into the crisp autumn air or drifting along in the tranquil waters, fall fishing in Gulfport promises a bounty of catches and memorable moments for anglers to cherish.

What types of fishing are popular in Gulfport?

In Gulfport, Florida, anglers have a variety of fishing options to explore, each offering its own unique experience and opportunities for reeling in prized catches. One popular method is saltwater fishing, which allows anglers to target a diverse range of species inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Whether fishing from a boat, pier, or shore, anglers can cast their lines for game fish such as snook, redfish, tarpon, and Spanish mackerel. Saltwater fishing in Gulfport offers thrilling battles and the chance to hook into trophy-sized catches against the stunning backdrop of the Gulf's blue waters.

For those who prefer a more relaxed and leisurely fishing experience, inshore fishing in Gulfport provides ample opportunities to target species such as snook, redfish, trout, and mangrove snapper in the area's backwater channels, flats, and mangrove-lined shorelines. Anglers can explore these sheltered waters by kayak or boat, casting lures or live bait to entice fish in their natural habitat. Inshore fishing allows anglers to immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty of Gulfport's coastal marshes while enjoying productive fishing action.

Furthermore, Gulfport offers the chance for freshwater anglers to explore its inland lakes, ponds, and rivers, providing opportunities for targeting species such as largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish. Anglers can fish from the shore, launch a boat, or kayak to access prime fishing spots in search of freshwater game fish. With its diverse fishing opportunities, Gulfport caters to anglers of all preferences and skill levels, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a memorable fishing experience in this vibrant coastal community.

What species are popular in Gulfport?

In Gulfport, Florida, anglers have the opportunity to target a diverse array of fishing species, making it an enticing destination for fishing enthusiasts of all levels. One of the most sought-after catches in the area is the snook, a prized game fish known for its powerful runs and acrobatic leaps. Snook inhabit the coastal waters of Gulfport, including the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these elusive predators. Whether casting from the shore, fishing from a pier, or heading out on a boat, anglers can use a variety of techniques and baits to entice snook and enjoy thrilling battles on the water.

Additionally, Gulfport offers excellent opportunities for targeting redfish, another prized game fish that inhabits the area's shallow flats, mangrove shorelines, and grassy estuaries. Redfish are known for their strength and resilience, making them a favorite among anglers seeking a challenge. Anglers can explore these inshore habitats by kayak or boat, casting lures or live bait to entice redfish in their natural environment. With its abundance of redfish, Gulfport provides anglers with plenty of action and excitement on the water.

Furthermore, Gulfport's coastal waters are home to a variety of other saltwater species, including tarpon, trout, Spanish mackerel, and mangrove snapper, among others. These fish offer anglers additional opportunities for excitement and adventure, with the chance to reel in impressive catches and create lasting memories on the water. Whether targeting snook, redfish, or other saltwater species, anglers in Gulfport can look forward to memorable fishing experiences and bountiful catches in this vibrant coastal community.

What are the best places to fish in Gulfport?

Gulfport, Florida, offers anglers a plethora of prime fishing spots, each providing unique opportunities to reel in prized catches. One standout location is the Gulfport Fishing Pier, which extends into the waters of Boca Ciega Bay, offering anglers ample space to cast their lines and access to a variety of saltwater species. From the pier, anglers can target game fish such as snook, redfish, trout, and sheepshead, among others. The pier also provides stunning views of the surrounding bay and Gulf of Mexico, creating a picturesque setting for a day of fishing.

Additionally, Boca Ciega Millennium Park is another popular fishing destination in Gulfport, boasting scenic lakes and ponds stocked with a variety of freshwater species. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or use a boat to explore the park's tranquil waters, targeting largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish, among others. With its peaceful surroundings and abundant fish populations, Boca Ciega Millennium Park provides anglers with a serene and rewarding fishing experience in the heart of Gulfport.

Furthermore, the nearby waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico offer excellent opportunities for anglers to explore a wide range of fishing environments, from shallow flats and mangrove shorelines to deep channels and offshore reefs. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or shore, anglers can target a variety of saltwater species, including snook, redfish, tarpon, and Spanish mackerel, among others. With its diverse fishing opportunities and abundance of fish species, the waters surrounding Gulfport promise unforgettable fishing experiences for anglers of all skill levels.

Other things to do in Gulfport

Aside from fishing, Gulfport, Florida, offers visitors a wealth of activities and attractions to enjoy, ensuring there's something for everyone to explore. One popular pastime is exploring the vibrant arts scene in Gulfport's downtown area, where visitors can browse galleries, boutiques, and local shops showcasing the work of talented artists and artisans. Additionally, Gulfport is home to a variety of art festivals, craft fairs, and cultural events throughout the year, providing opportunities to immerse oneself in the creative spirit of the community.

For those seeking outdoor adventure, Gulfport is ideally situated near numerous natural attractions, including the beautiful Fort De Soto Park. Spanning over 1,100 acres, Fort De Soto Park offers visitors a wide range of recreational activities, including swimming, kayaking, hiking, and birdwatching. With its pristine beaches, scenic trails, and diverse ecosystems, the park provides ample opportunities for outdoor exploration and relaxation amidst the natural beauty of Florida's Gulf Coast.

Additionally, Gulfport boasts a vibrant culinary scene, with a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and eateries offering delicious cuisine to satisfy every palate. Visitors can sample fresh seafood at waterfront restaurants, savor international flavors at local bistros, or enjoy casual dining at charming cafes. Gulfport's dining establishments also often feature live music and entertainment, providing a lively atmosphere for diners to enjoy delicious food and good company. Whether exploring the arts scene, enjoying outdoor activities, or savoring the local cuisine, Gulfport offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to create memorable experiences beyond the fishing waters.

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    Brian G. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Not sure why we didn’t have our original captain as I selected on the web site. I would not recommend a trip through your services ever again. Very unprofessional operation and glad to provide the crappy feedback. Rating 2

    Robert P. with Roy J. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely amazing fishing experience! From catching a variety of big fish to catching sharks and seeing dolphins, it was the complete package. Highly recommend. The guides answered all our questions and talked to us like we’ve been friends for years. 100% would go on this trip again.

    Karlee G. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Fishing trip with Noah. We had a great time and we could not of asked for a better experience.

    Mike P. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic service and best Capt. And first mate. Wel all caught over 20 fish a piece. Will highly recommend your charter in the future.

    Foster (. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip! DJ and Milan did a great job getting us into the fish! Caught a really nice blue fish. Great experience! Thank you!

    Rex G. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Nick was an amazing captain! He got us on some fish right away! We had a great time!

    Chris S. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time with Brooke. Showed us a lot of the area while we fished. Had to change days because of weather. That was no factor. Glad all fit in. He is very interested in teaching the youth to fish. He got stuck with 2 old farts that still had a good time m

    Wayne J. with Brook W. of Bradenton, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great half day out on the water with Hank. Very friendly and done a good job of keeping us on the fish.

    Brian W. with Hank V. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I could not have asked for a better outfit to take our family fishing. Captain Keith took us to the best spots and we caught something each time. Pat and Captain Keith were amazing with our diversity of age and skill level. Thank you again.

    Terry H. with Keith N. of Madeira Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Experience of a Lifetime! You know when you book an Air&BnB or an excursion and you have a slight apprehension due to the uncertainty of what the host guarantees? I will tell you this upfront, book with confidence. Let me explain… I’m going to do my best, but to capture the essence of what we experienced, in simple written word, is nearly an impossible task. Our guided fishing trip really started out like any other excursion. We met early morning, dockside at the “Bait House”. The host gave very clear and concise directions to our link up, what to expect and recommendations on what to bring along. The day before our trip, the staff reached out directly to ensure everyone was on the same page. We had (6) in our party. (3) adults and (3) kids. We packed our own lunches, drinks, adult beverages and snacks. This kept the guides fully engaged on fishing and not preoccupied preparing some spoiled kids’ lunch on the water. We also packed along warming layers and rain/wind gear. Our cadre of guides consisted of a captain/primary guide (Luke) and deckhand/assistant guide (Ben). Both were very cordial, professional and entertaining with their banter and dialogue. The boat was a 33’, fiberglass, Suzuki twin-engine, center console workhorse that appeared to be specifically designed for guided fishing. The live-well was fully packed with ice to preserve our harvested fish. (3) large bean bags were provided to lounge on while underway. The boat had been fitted with modern electronics for navigation, communication and fishing. Very nice, reliable, comfortable and safe vessel. Upon boarding we got a quick brief and were given ample storage space for all the gear we brought. This was key as everything must be stowed while underway. Our initial boat ride was 24 miles off the shore of Clearwater, FL. The ride was teeming with wildlife. As the sun came up, the city skyline disappeared into the horizon until you couldn’t see anything but ocean in every direction. It was magnificent. From start to finish, our guides were very organized on the boat. Gear, tackle, cabin, live bait, ect. all well organized and serviceable. As situations changed, they communicated clearly what they needed from us. Personnel management to balance the vessel and alleviate excessive listing, along with keeping the deck open to allow freedom of movement was well executed. The equipment provided was better than adequate. All of the gear was well maintained and prepped for use. From rigging and baiting to removing the fish and cleaning/prep, the guides handled every aspect of the equipment very well. My wife wanted to accomplish (2) things. She wanted to harvest fish for our family dinner that night, and catch the biggest fish. Both were achieved. We caught A LOT of fish. We began fishing for large Amber Jack, however the guide identified that the bite was slow so we shifted gears to catch our daily harvest. We slammed a bunch of amazing fish. Porgy, Hogfish, Red Snapper, Grunt and others. We also caught some fun interesting fish like: Lizard fish, Remora (suction cup fish) and blow fish. Some were even reused as bait for the huge Amber Jack we caught later in the day. After catching plenty of fish for dinner, we moved back to our original location for another run at the large Amber Jack (AJ); an artificial reef of an intentionally sunken ship. Fishing in about 80’ of water, we quickly hooked into our first AJ. After locating the targeted species, the guides quickly switched gears in an epic display of professionalism and mastery of their craft in order to draw out the largest AJs. The communication between the guides and their actions was impeccable. One man on the rod, the other in full support. As the guide asked for a certain type/color of bait fish, the other pulled it from the livewell and began to toss the same baitfish overboard. When that particular bait was unsuccessful, they moved onto another type. This was system repeated several times until they found the right bait. It was really cool to see. Very fast, deliberate and accurate fishing. Once we had the right bait, it was like the AJs were “switched on”. Shortly we were pulling monster AJs in the boat. Huge fish the size of both of a grown man’s legs. After an exciting run of pulling in several huge AJs, we were down to our last baitfish. What I’m about to tell you just can’t really capture how awesome this last cast truly was. Now, earlier in the day we had an AJ get bit by a shark. We got it in the boat and it had some teeth marks and a gushing blood. It was crazy cool. However, this last cast set into motion a series of events that we’ll certainly remember for the rest of our lives. The line was cast and immediately hooked up. My wife was fighting this monster AJ (Yes, the biggest fish of the day) for several minutes. As the AJ was retrieved and became closer to the boat (so close we could see it) two HUGE sharks swam right to it taking a gigantic bite out of the AJ. When I say “bite” I mean a literal shark-head-shaped-bite. A cartoonish bite. Like, imagine what you would see on a Saturday morning cartoon. The bite was so clean and the exact round shape of the jaws of a shark. It was remarkable. As it got up to the boat, guide Ben (in an epic display of reluctant courage mind you) reached down and pulled up this AJ. Even the pictures just don’t do this experience justice. My wife, grabbed this fish holding it right in the bitten area like a savage. She was so excited! We were all excited. As we unhooked the AJ, the guides tossed it back out and a full-on shark feeding frenzy erupted. Multiple sharks attacking this AJ in just the most amazingly violent display. This was straight up, no BS, some National Geographic sh!t. When the AJ was pulled in, nothing remained but a huge sardine head. The Gulf gave us a show we’ll never forget and it was all due to the expertise, fast thinking and relentless efforts of our guides. As if our experience wasn’t enough, our ride back was filled with dolphins, sea turtles and a host of other incredible wildlife. The guides cleaned and prepared all of our harvested fish. They even labeled them by name so we knew what types they were. Our family loves the outdoors, and we have a saying when we venture out, “Don’t expect anything”. The fishing trip that day took everyone by surprise as to how incredible it unfolded. If you are looking for an amazing experience on the water, book with confidence because we had the experience of a lifetime.

    Yuliya H. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Nick tried his best but the fish just weren't biting. Nick was very nice and knowledgeable we just wish we caught more fish.

    Andy G. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We booked for a family trip, and it was amazing!!! All of us enjoyed it thoroughly. Pat and Keith were on point, we had two boys 12 and 14 with us we all caught fish. I cannot say enough good things about this experience or Offshore Addiction's captain and crew!!

    Terry H. with Keith N. of Madeira Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Did a nice job trying to get us on fish. Hustled his rear off. Seemed a bit overwhelming having 4 on the boat who had never fished the flats before and several being relative novices for just 1 crew member. As a result about 1/3 the time 1-2 of our party weren’t fishing as we could have been. He was working hard though … much appreciated! Would highly recommend a 2nd crew member when there are inexperienced people it will be a tight fit though but think it would improve the experience. Tyson was nice, polite, knowledgeable and very patient thanks for the experience. Would highly recommend especially if you’ve done this type of fishing before. Thanks Tyson!

    Mike D. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide, great guy, knows his stuff! We will 120% be back.

    Timothy W. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, Florida

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