Scales 2 Tales Charters

Whether you’re new to angling or an experienced sea wolf, Florida saltwater fishing is a fantastic place for you. Scales 2 Tales Charters realizes this potential fully, with an offer that can cater to an angler of any skill or preference.

Climb aboard their 22’ Ranger Bahia 220, a boat capable of holding 4 anglers at the same time in comfort. She’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, delivering an impressive cruising speed of 35 knots. She’s fully equipped to tackle the local fish, with a wireless trolling motor to keep you steady so you can just focus on netting that dream fish. A live bait well is also present on board.

The species targeted on this trip are extremely varied, ranging from various Snappers, Groupers, and Jacks, over to the prestigious predatory fish such as King Mackerel, Sailfish, Tarpon, Wahoo, and others. The techniques used are mainly light tackle spinning, jigging, and popping, along with drift fishing. Captain Chris Hanson will instruct or assist you depending on your skill level. You can rely on his extensive experience gained over three decades of fishing to help you net that trophy catch.

Children are welcome aboard the Scales 2 Tales Charters. Trips will go up to 30 miles offshore if the weather permits. Live bait is available for customers. Fishing licenses are covered by the captain’s license. Catch cleaning and filleting is offered by the crew.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    A proper full-day trip is enough to put wind in anybody's sails. A great variety of different species is available for targeting, from various Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, Snook, Tarpon, Sailfish, King Mackerel, and others, they're all on the catch menu. Live bait is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    This 6-hour trip is perfect for a relaxing morning on the water. You will go after a mixed bag, such as Snook, Red Snapper, Redfish, Groupers, Mangrove Snapper, and other species. Live bait is available on this trip, as well as all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    Blow off that steam on this great 6-hour trip. You will fish Redfish, Red, Mangrove, and Yellowtail Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, and other species you run across. Live bait is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    This half-day trip will take you after Snook, Redfish, Red Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Groupers, and other species. Live bait and equipment are all provided by the charter operators.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    This trip will target a variety of fish such as Redfish, Red Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Groupers, and others. All the required equipment is provided by the charter operators. Live bait is available on this trip.
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About the Captain

Chris Hanson
Key Largo, Florida, United States
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2 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2018
Captain Chris Hanson has over three decades of fishing experience under his tackle belt. He has been chartering trips for over a decade. His impressive experience is absolutely at your disposal on his trips. One of the things that really makes Captain Chris get up in the morning is the fact that when you're a fisherman, no two days are the same. On his charters you can be sure that no two trips will be the same, and that he will make every fishing trip memorable.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger Bahia 220 (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.33
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Good for introvert fishermen
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Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
50%
Recommend this charter
50%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Gabe P.
Key Largo, FL
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 23, 2019
Gabe P. recommends Scales 2 Tales Charters
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Ray F.
St. Petersburg, FL
 3.67
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Good for introvert fishermen

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
Chris put us on fish.  But he seemed preoccupied. No excitement. No “fun”. No educating us about Everglades...
Ray F. does not recommend Scales 2 Tales Charters
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