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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    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. 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 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Enjoy fishing for larger Sharks on this exciting trip and create lifelong memories!
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    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 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    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.
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About the Captain

Bradley Masters
Gulfport, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
56 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

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
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 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
PayPal
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
83%
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3/4 day with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 16, 2021
This is a guy you should pick to be your captain. Brad personally called me and discussed details before hand, he is a genuine...
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Kansas City, KS
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Half day with captain Bradley

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Afternoon Trip on April 6, 2021
We had a great time. It was my husband’s first time on a boat and first time in the ocean. It was Great. Capt Brad was the...
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West Seneca, NY
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Best trip ever

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 9, 2021
The captain was funny and engaging the whole time when ur on his boat thank you so much brother for being so laid back and...
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Largo, FL
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Morning Trip on June 22, 2021
Great guy the fish weren’t biting Hardley at all but we caught a few trout and cat fish good father son trip!
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Paul S.
Tampa, Florida
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Afternoon Trip on April 8, 2021
Amazing fishing trip and awesome captain. Laid back and got us on the fish.
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FAQs about Fat Cat Fishing Charters

Fat Cat Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - 1/4 Day Afternoon Trip (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/2 Day Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/2 Day Morning Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $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)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

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