Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing

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 2 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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters for smaller Sharks for the kids or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore for the BIGGER ones. Black tip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Bonnet heads and Nurse Sharks can be found.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters. 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
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About the Captain

Ted Nesti
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
36 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
86 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 Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Hogfish Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Great day with captain Ted

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 4, 2021
This was a great day fishing with Captain Ted. He knew where the fish were. He was great with the kids. We had an excellent...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 2, 2021
Captain Ted made sure we were on the fish.  Our only request was that we caught dinner and he made it happen.  Ted...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Shark Fishing Half Day (AM) on December 27, 2020
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