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 fishingp 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.

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
    1/4 Day Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $200
    We get you to the fishing spots fast and catch what ever is in season. Sometimes we catch sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $350
    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, Trout, Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $350
    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, Trout, Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $450
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Shark Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $450
    Enjoy fishing for larger Sharks on this exciting trip and create lifelong memories!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Friendly captain
97%
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Caught fish
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Greg P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing fishing trip!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2024
Took my son on his 1st fishing trip.  Captain called and introduced himself.  Told us what we needed.  Arrived day of and...
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NICHOLAS M TAFLAN II
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5.0 / 5
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Great day on the bay

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip - Shark Special on July 15, 2024
We completely enjoyed our fishing trip. Snagged a couple sharks and a flounder as well as others. Thanks
NICHOLAS M TAFLAN II recommends Fat Cat Fishing Charters
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Tony G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Charter

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 14, 2024
The first spot we went to we caught fish and it was great thanks alot captain Bradley
Tony G. recommends Fat Cat Fishing Charters
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Jonathan S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 19, 2024
Awesome trip. Very knowledgeable captain. Definitely recommend.
Jonathan S. recommends Fat Cat Fishing Charters
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Alexander R.
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 18, 2023
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FAQs about Fat Cat Fishing Charters

Fat Cat Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $100 per person - 1/4 Day Afternoon Trip (1 hour)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Shark Special (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Fat Cat Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Fat Cat Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before or caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fat Cat Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (From 3-5 miles)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fat Cat Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (please ask before booking tarpon grouper.thankyou.)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fat Cat Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Bradley Masters
Gulfport, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
73 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Hanson Boat (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
From 3-5 miles
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
please ask before booking tarpon grouper.thankyou.
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before or caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages are welcome; vests for aged 3+ available
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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