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Join Captain Jeff Gibson and Leisure Life Charters for a unique fishing experience out of St. Petersburg, FL. Having fished everywhere from Costa Rica to the Bahamas, Jeff knows all there is to know about catching a variety of local fish species. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, he’ll make sure the trip is tailored to your particular needs.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 20’ Angler bay boat that’s powered by a single 150 HP Yamaha engine. Along with all the necessary navigation and safety gear, it’s also equipped with a wireless trolling motor for when you need to be careful about spooking fish. There’s plenty of room aboard for up to 4 people, so you can always bring the rest of the family along for the ride.

Captain Jeff has more than 20 years of experience fishing the Tampa Bay waters, so he’ll know where to take you for the best results. Some of the species you can find around here include Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Snook, Sheepshead, Sharks, and many more besides.

You’ll be using top of the line equipment, such as Shimano, Daiwa, and Penn reels, as well as Fin-Nor, Allstar, and Redbone rods. When you’re all done, the Captain will clean the catch for your convenience. All you need to do is bring a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, along with drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined. The fish are biting year-round, so come on down and have a blast!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    The full-day trip is the best option for exploring everything these waters have to offer. You can go both inshore and nearshore where a wide variety of fish reside. These include Cobia, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon (when in season), Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Sharks and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Morning
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Afternoon
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Fishing
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Fishing for sharks at sunset!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Afternoon)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    If you're not all that much of a morning person, an afternoon trip allows you to sleep in and still get some awesome fishing done. You'll be fishing inshore for the likes of Redfish, Seatrout, Tarpon (when in season), Snook, Snapper, and more. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Morning)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    The half-day trip is great when you don't have too much time to spend on the water, but still want to get some serious angling done. You'll be focusing on the inshore waters where the main targets are Redfish, Seatrout, Tarpon (when in season), Snook, Snapper, and others. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip Afternoon
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip Late Afternoon
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip Morning
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip (Afternoon)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Afternoon trips are great if you want to miss the morning traffic and get some sleep in as a bonus. The trip might be short, but it's also action-packed. The closer inshore waters hold species like Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, and others besides. The trip price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip (Early Morning)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    If you're down for a short and sweet fishing run, this is the trip for you. You'll be fishing the close inshore waters for species like Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price. Captain Jeff will clean your catch after the trip at no extra charge.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip Early Afternoon
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
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About the Captain

Jeff Gibson
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Reports
ID & License verified
87 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
I was raised in northern Minnesota. I started fishing and hunting at a very young age and just love the outdoors. I moved to Florida at the age of 15 and have now been here for 36 years and love it . I started saltwater fishing and caught my first snook and became addicted instantly! I then about 12 years ago decided I wanted to be a fishing guide so here I am! It is my greatest passion just being on the water every day and enjoying nature!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Ladyfish

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Angler (Bay boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 87 reviews
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Two Hour Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Rocky M.
Columbia City, Indiana
 5.00
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July fishing trip

NEW  July 3, 2019
Captain Jeff, we can’t thank you enough for the awesome fishing adventure we had last week. Once again you gave us a memory...
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Jeremy H.
Kissimmee, FL
 5.00
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Full Day w/Captain Jeff Gibson

VERIFIED   May 19, 2019
I flew to Florida from Dallas to visit my son and planned a full day fishing expedition with Captain Jeff…with the bay...
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David L.
Athens, GA
 5.00
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Capt. Jeff will put you on the fish. Period!

March 20, 2019
Capt. Jeff will put you on the fish.  Period!  He warned us that conditions were not ideal for fishing even before...
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Ed W.
Clearwater, FL
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Half day (4 hour) Trip with Captain Jeff Gibson

VERIFIED   NEW  July 8, 2019
I went out this morning with Captain Jeff and had a very enjoyable morning of fishing. We caught several species of fish and...
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John S.
Seminole, FL
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 27, 2019
What a great experience. Captian Jeff is verry knowledgeable about the waterways and the fish that you will catch. Felt very...
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