Traditional flats fishing utilizing spin/plug gear is truly my expertise, we use only artificial lures... absolutely no live bait! I quietly push-pole clients over the pristine shallows of Tampa Bay to stalk "gator" speckled trout, snook, and redfish in my Hell's Bay Marquesa offering up numerous opportunities for clients to catch trophy fish. Some of the very techniques and strategies that you see on the ever popular Flats Class TV show will be employed while enjoying a great day on the water in beautiful Tampa Bay.
I exclusively target the waters between St. Joseph's Sound (to the North) and Terra Ceia Bay (to the South) and all the waters in between with the city of St.Petersburg, FL being the center of activity. I determine where we will fish based off fish activity and weather conditions; having trailered skiff allows me to be very mobile and gives my clients a better opportunity to score fish consistently.
My peak seasons for targeting the following species are as follows:
"Gator Trout" season gets cranked up from early February to mid April.
"Big Reds" are reliable from September through May in the Tampa Bay area.
"Tailing Redfish" can happen but November through February is best.
"Backcountry Snook" are typically from late October through mid March.
"Summer Snook" in St.Petersburg, FL, May through September are best.
I provide all licenses, tackle, ice, drinks, and of course plenty of lures provided by my sponsors for a successful day on the water. Flats Class Charters (traditional flats fishing, light tackle or fly) are 6 hours in length for (1-2) anglers at a price of $695 with a $100 deposit required to secure reservation.
The deposit is non-refundable if charter is cancelled by client within 72 hours of scheduled trip but I will make every effort to re-schedule your charter at a later date to avoid forfeiting the deposit.