Fat Cat Fishing Charters

With Fat Cat Fishing Charters, the beautiful Tampa and St. Petersburg areas will be all yours. Filled with exciting angling opportunities, these fishing grounds are home to a large variety of species that may end up at the end of your fishing line!

Join Captain Bradley Masters and have a fun day out on the water. Explore the backcountry, inshore, and nearshore Gulf waters and get your hands on anything that is in season and biting.

All the fishing grounds from 3 to 5 miles will be yours for the day, no matter which trip you decide to choose. You will be fishing with light or heavy tackle for Snook, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Flounder, and even various types of Sharks, such as Bull, Hammerhead, and Blacktip.

Fat Cat Fishing Charters operates a 24’ Hanson center console, built in 2012. This spacious craft comes powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine and can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers plus 2 children who wouldn’t have to pay for the trips.

The boat is rigged with all the things needed for a productive day on the water, including a modern GPS and a top-notch fishfinder. You will be able to locate the fish and begin the action, using quality fishing gear, tackle, and bait. Fishing licenses are also provided by the captain.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend your day on the water, targeting Snook, Redfish, Mackerel, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Snapper, Cobia, Sharks, Tarpon in season and more. This trip is for up to 4 anglers but the captain can also accommodate 2 additional passengers under 16. Two Kids fish for free under 12. Take a kid fishing today!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is ideal for those who want to spend a little more time on the water without committing to a full day. Come aboard for 6 hours and target Snook, Sharks, Trout, Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more. Also, Tarpon when in season. Up to 2 Kids fish for free with an adult. Take a kid fishing today.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Shark Special
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Enjoy fishing for larger Sharks on this exciting trip and create lifelong memories!
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is ideal for those who want to spend a little more time on the water without committing to a full day. Come aboard for 4 hours and target Snook, Sharks, Trout, Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more. Up to 2 kids fish for free. Take your kid fishing today!
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is ideal for those who want to spend a little more time on the water without committing to a full day. Come aboard for 4 hours and target Snook, Sharks, Trout, Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more. Up to 2 Kids fish for free. Take a kid fishing today.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $100
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    We get you to the fishing spots fast and catch what ever is in season. Sometimes we catch sharks. Up to 2 Kids fish for free. Take a kid fishing today.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $100
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Get on the fishing location fast and and do our best to catch whats in season.
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About the Captain

Bradley Masters
Gulfport, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2018
Fat Cat Fishing Charters is a team of professional anglers who are dedicated to providing an excellent service to all their clients and friends. Captain Bradley Masters has been fishing his whole life and worked with his father who is also a captain. Bradley has been running Fat Cat Fishing Charters for over half a decade, taking over once his father retired. A 2nd generation fisherman, he decided to follow his father's footsteps and has never looked back. Raised on the water in the ST.Petersburg, Tampa Bay area with my dad working Blue crab and Stone crab traps and fishing I learned the hot spots..Then my dad got into the charter fishing business and I mated for my Father for 7 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hanson Boat (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (16)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Grouper
Puffer
Fishing with Captain Brad
+13
Angler Rating
15
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0
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Mandy W.
Salt Lake City, UT
 5.00
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Awesome Day with Captain Bradley

VERIFIED   NEW  January 26, 2020
We had an amazing time on this charter! Captain Bradley took special care to make sure and show us a good time. He was very...
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Britney H.
Benton, WI
 5.00
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2 hour fishing

VERIFIED   November 5, 2019
We only did the 2 hr trip. I would recommend the 4 hr or more just because time flies by. It was so much fun. The captain helped...
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Jaret B.
Riverview, Florida
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  February 21, 2020
Captain Brad contacted me about bad weather the day I had picked. Was able to go day sooner where we had great day of fishing.
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Stephen W.
St. Petersburg, FL
 5.00
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Half day

VERIFIED   NEW  February 17, 2020
Great experience with Captain Brad, who knew exactly where the fish were. Will definitely use again… highly recommended!
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Roberta M.
CHRISTIANSBRG, VA
 5.00
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AHHHHHmazing!!

VERIFIED   November 8, 2019
The captain is amazing!  That is the word we kept repeating when we talk about this excursion. His knowledge and professionalism,...
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