Maverick Fishing Charters

Captain Erich Jaeger and Maverick Fishing Charters specialize in providing private offshore fishing adventures in the prolific Gulf of Mexico. Maverick Charters caters to a variety of trip options, created to accommodate anglers of all ages and all levels of fishing expertise, from the first-time rod holders to advanced professionals. Whether you’re on a vacation, thinking of organizing a creative team building or even a birthday celebration, Maverick Charters is happy to customize the trip to your personal wishes.

Capt. Erich is committed to helping you catch fish and to make sure all members of your party enjoy a memorable experience on the water. Apart from providing all the necessary fishing equipment needed for a successful trip and other amenities, the crew of Maverick Charters and their flagship boat - ‘The Big Red One’ also take their time teaching you how you should fish, making sure you’ve got the knowledge you’ll need to keep bringing the fish on board.

The Big Red One is a 40’ Dorado center console with a maximum capacity of 6 anglers per trip. The boat features a 13’ beam and stocks a 100-gallon livewell, and is outfitted with a stand-up head and shower. It sports a queen-size V berth and a shaded cockpit and comes with all the modern marine electronics, such as GPS, radio, and fishfinder. The boat is handicapped-accessible.

All tackle, including live and artificial bait, are provided by the Maverick crew. You’re welcome to bring along food and drinks of your choice for the trip - a cooler with ice can be found on board. Fishing licenses for all occupants of the vessel will be covered by Captain Erich, so all you need to do is bring your energy and climb aboard the Maverick Fishing Charters, where the fish is guaranteed – or you don’t pay!



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day - NO FISH NO PAY!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is for serious fishermen only. It will be all about deep water, big fish, and long range up to 50 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    You will be fishing aboard the only boat around to guarantee 100lbs. This full-day consists of 8-9 hours of fishing and can range between 15 and 40 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $975
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you fishing between 15 to 30 miles offshore depending on the fishing conditions and the weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This trip consists of 4-5 hours and will vary between 8 and 20 miles offshore depending on the conditions of both the fishing results and the weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip includes 4-5 hours of fishing and will take you out 8 and 20 miles offshore depending on the conditions of both the fishing results and the weather. You will be targeting Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and more.
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About the Captain

Erich Jaeger
St. Pete Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
37 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2014
Captain Erich Jaeger is not only a skilled angler and a commercial fisherman but is also an enthusiastic guide. Originally from Rhode Island, Erich grew up on the waters of the North Atlantic battling Swordfish, Tuna, Fluke, Bluefish, Sharks, and Striped Bass. He moved to the West Coast of Florida almost two decades ago to share his passion and knowledge with others. Erich runs Maverick Fishing Charters with Captain Chris Clark.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Dorado (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 440HP YANMAR Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.68
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Dean P.
Hastings, MN
 5.00
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Capitain Dj and first mate Chris five stars!!

VERIFIED   NEW  October 10, 2019
I booked this charter months ago based on the online research i did.As we all know its pretty much a crap shoot booking with...
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Tony B.
United States
 5.00
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Full Day Trip w/Capt DJ & Will

VERIFIED   October 20, 2018
We couldn’t have had a better time on a fishing trip. Were blessed with perfect weather as well as a great catch for...
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Shane D.
Lewis Center, OH
 5.00
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All you can eat grey snapper

VERIFIED   February 10, 2019
Large boat gives plenty of room for a group.  Booked for a half day near shore trip.  Close to waterway into gulf...
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Lauren B.
Maitland, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain DJ and Chris

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Our family had a wonderful morning of fishing!  Captain DJ and Chris were very helpful and knowledgeable.  We brought...
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Jacob H.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   July 22, 2019
Great fishing and Captain D.J. and Chris were very cool and attentive. We had tons of fun and caught/fought some fun fish....
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