Reel Cranking Charters

Join Captain Erick DeSpirt and Reel Cranking Charters for an unforgettable fishing experience out on Florida’s West Coast. Erick has been fishing Tampa Bay his whole life, and knows the local waters like the back of his hand. He’s the kind of guide who’ll do everything in his power to make sure you have a good time.

You’ll be fishing on his 24’ Skeeter bay boat that’s powered by a single 300 HP Yamaha engine. Apart from a full array of navigation equipment and all the necessary safety gear, it also sports a wireless trolling motor that is very handy for getting close to easily-spooked fish. With enough room for up to 4 anglers, it’s great for family trips and get-togethers.

Tampa Bay can reward you with some great fishing at any time of the year. Whether you’re more interested in the backcountry flats or nearshore waters, Captain Erick will take you to some great locations. Some of the usual suspects you can target are going to be Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Sharks, and more besides.

You’ll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear, including rods, reels, and terminal tackle. When you’re all done, Captain Erick will clean and fillet the catch so you don’t have to worry about it later. Get yourself a good pair of polarized sunglasses, and come down to Tampa Bay for a good old angling time.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    Nothing beats a full day of fishing until your arms can't handle it anymore! You'll be fishing the inshore and nearshore waters of Tampa Bay for a veriety of species. These include Redfish, Trout, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, Flounder, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Whether it's inshore or nearshore fishing, there's plenty of it to be done even on a half day trip. This quick and exciting fishing adventure will take you fishing for the likes of Redfish, Trout, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Afternoon trips are a good alternative for anyone who's not too keen on early morning fishing. This short and sweet trip will have you targeting the likes of Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Trout, Snook, Sharks, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price, along with the necessary fishing licenses..
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About the Captain

Erick DeSpirt
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
I am a native to Florida and have lived in the Tampa Bay Area all my life. I grew up fishing both salt and fresh water. I enjoy sharing the experience of being on the water while guiding others to fish. Being able to provide this service to my clients is an amazing opportunity.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Skeeter SX240 (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha F300 engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

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 reschedule your booking up to 30 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 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
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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