Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing

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Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing trips operate out of St. Petersburg, Fl. Capt. Ted is a Florida native and US Coast Guard licensed captain. With over 40 years of fishing experience, he knows a great deal about fishing the inshore waterways of the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County, and the notorious Gulf of Mexico. Join him for inshore and nearshore light tackle fishing and reel in some of west Florida’s most sought-after game fish!

Capt. Ted operates a fully-equipped, 23’ Hanson center console. Powered by a 150 HP Suzuki four stroke engine, this vessel boasts a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. She’s outfitted with a 10’ PowerPole anchor system and an assortment of navigational electronics such as GPS and Fishfinder. There’s room on board for up to 4 anglers.

While fishing the Tampa Bay area, you’ll target a variety of species. Capt. Ted specializes in fishing for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Grouper, Snapper, and several shark species. Depending on the season, you might reel in other species such as Hogfish, Cobia, and King Mackerel, as well. These waters are home to plenty of delicious fish for you to take home, as well as some tough-fighting species for you to test your skills.

Fishing close to shore means you and your family can focus on the experience without getting seasick. You can come aboard and try your luck for half a day, or book a full day trip and increase your chances of catching more fish. You’ll learn the most effective techniques, from spinning and jigging to drift fishing. Capt. Ted will also clean and fillet any keeper fish you’d like to take home.

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing provides a fishing license and Okuma fishing gear, along with live and artificial bait. All you need to bring is lunch, your preferred beverage, some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses for protection. Last but not least, be sure to bring your enthusiasm for spending a great day on the Florida waters!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $725
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Inshore and nearshore fishing off Florida's western coast are world-famous. An 8-hour trip will allow you to explore both to the full, testing your skills against strong fish and reeling in plenty of delicious species. Start the day inshore, targeting incredible Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, and more. While nearshore, you'll go after Sharks, Groupers, and delicious Snappers. With a fishing license included, all you need to do is bring some snacks and drinks to keep your much-needed energy levels up.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Get out on the water early on and catch the first bite of the day. Western Florida's inshore waters are home to some beautiful and delicious fish, and you'll get to target some tailing Redfish, along with Trout, Snook, and many more exciting fish. With a 6-hour trip, you'll have time to explore the Gulf's nearshore too, so try drift fishing the reefs for Groupers, Snappers, and Sharks, and you won't go far wrong as you try to take home a delicious fish for dinner.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore. There's a whole world of incredible fish waiting for you out there. Tough-fighting Snook, as well as tasty Redfish and Trout can be found inshore. While in the Gulf, stunning Snappers, Groupers, and tough-fighting Sharks can be found.
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About the Captain

Ted Nesti
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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69 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2014
Captain Ted Nesti was born and raised on St. Pete Beach, FL. He is a USCG licensed captain with more than 40 years of experience fishing the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County, and the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Ted specializes in inshore and near shore light tackle fishing for Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Grouper, and Shark.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Derek I.
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 5.00
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My family and I would highly recommend Captain Ted. 3 out of 4 of us had never been on a guided tour before and Captain Ted...
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Great day out on the water!

VERIFIED   October 5, 2018
Four of us guys took a six hour charter with captain Ted and it turn out to be one of the best days we’ve ever had on the...
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Half day trip with Captain Ted

VERIFIED   February 16, 2019
First time doing a fishing excursion.  The weather was windy.  It was a tough day fishing but Captain Ted worked...
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Jon A.
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Awesome trip for our family!

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
We had a blast with Capt. Ted. He was great with our two boys ( 12 and 10). Got a huge trout on my first catch and kept us...
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VERIFIED   March 6, 2019
Great experience. Captain Ted made sure the adults on the boat got to catch challenging fish then made sure my granddaughter...
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