Frequently Asked Questions
What do you catch?
What we catch depends on the season, so just ask – what’s currently biting?
Inshore & Bay species include Redfish, Snook, Trout, Black drum, Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Catfish, Ladyfish, Sharks, Tarpon, Cobia, Sheepshead, and many other species.
Offshore species contain various species of Snapper & Grouper. We also catch Triggerfish, Sea bass & Sharks; during certain seasons we catch Kingfish and Spanish mackerel offshore, as well as Bonita and other seasonal species. All year round, we catch Grouper & Snapper while deep sea fishing in Tampa.
Can we keep our catch? Of course! Legally, certain species have restrictions. If you plan on keeping fish, make sure you bring a cooler for the car ride home to ice your fish. We have plenty of coolers on board, but you will want to keep it on ice for the drive home.
What do you provide? We provide fishing licenses, bait, and tackle for up to 6 persons.
Fish cleaning is also included in our price… To a reasonable extent.
Where does the boat depart from? All of our boats depart from Fort Desoto Park, FL; Rated worlds best beach in 2005, and also a must see place on the West coast of Florida.
My kids are just 4 and 5, can we bring them along? Of course, kids and fishing are the fountain of youth. Just remember, they are going to have a lot of questions!
Ok, What do I need to bring? Definitely bring a pair of sunglasses, sunblock, and cold beverages. If you’re doing more than a 4 hour trip, I’d advise you bring snacks, and maybe a sandwich. A bathing suit or light breathable clothing is ideal throughout most of the year in Florida.
Let me ask you, why is it so expensive? Factor in our cost for work boats which is an average $50,000.00, + a charter boat license that’s a re-occuring $450 per year, charter boat insurance, and gas at 15-30 gallons per trip. This doesn’t include the 4 hours of work and time we generally put into the maintenance of our boats, catching bait, and ensuring you have a blast on your charter before and after we go fishing.
If you couldn’t find an answer to your question, call me directly.
Capt. Jesse Nofi 727.253.9913