Florida’s saltwater fishing may be the talk of the town but never underestimate the bountiful and exciting Bass fishing that the Sunshine state has to offer. Tide Flies Fishing Charters is keen on showing you just why dismissing Florida’s fresh waters is a mistake!

Captain Nick Halenkamp will be your friendly guide on this fishing journey. He’s been fishing the fresh waters of Florida since he was a little boy when his mother inspired him to become an angler. He knows where the hottest secret fishing spots for Bass are and he’ll gladly take you to them. He knows that keeping you happy requires more than just showing you to the best fishing spots and Capt. Nick prides himself on providing you with excellent customer service – he’ll clean and fillet your catch and will work very hard to make you as comfortable as possible.

You will fish from his 22’ flats boat, manufactured by the Aguasport company. She can comfortably hold you and your 3 best fishing buddies, without tangling lines. You can rely on Captain Nick to help you out with anything you need, from rigging your bait to giving you the best casting technique for the local Bass. You will fish three gorgeous lakes in this area: Lake Seminole, Lake Tarpon, and Alligator Lake.

The minimum age for children is 3 and above, the captain will provide you with all safety equipment. Tide Flies Fishing Charters supplies customers with quality equipment, just remember to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a waterproof camera to capture your record catch.

Come on down and join Tide Flies Fishing Charters for an exciting freshwater fishing adventure in the heart of the Sunshine State!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Come cast your line in renowned Lake Seminole and catch one of the most iconic game fish in the world: Largemouth Bass! The captain provides light tackle and fly fishing gear.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Crappie
    Crappie
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $450
    This quick trip in the afternoon includes 4 hours of fishing on Lake Seminole for Largemouth Bass. The captain will provide light tackle and fly fishing gear.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Alligator Gar
    Alligator Gar
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Satisfied with the boat
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David B.
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 6, 2024
Nice day , good company and caught fish. Doesn’t get any better!
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Tom W.
Excellent
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 3, 2024
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Joseph L.
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Great Guide

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 12, 2024
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Will B.
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Fishing with Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2023
Bass fishing is super tough when it’s mid summer, but Nick managed to put my two sons on some largemouth bass. Super good...
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FAQs about Tide Flies Fishing Charters – Bass

Tide Flies Fishing Charters – Bass offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Tide Flies Fishing Charters – Bass, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tide Flies Fishing Charters – Bass include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before you arrive)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (At the dock we can filet your fish, it is included in price.)
  • Fishing License (Licenses are included.)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Tide Flies Fishing Charters – Bass offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Lake Tarpon, Lake Seminole, or Alligator Lake)
  • Lake Fishing

Tide Flies Fishing Charters – Bass offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tide Flies Fishing Charters – Bass include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bream (Black)
  • Crappie

Meet the Captain

Nick Halenkamp
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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Member since May 2017
Captain Nick Halenkamp is a true local, born and raised in the area. He was taught how to fish by his mother and became enamored with the amazing Bass fishing Florida has to offer. Years later he discovered that saltwater fishing was his passion too and decided to expand his skills in that area. He's been fishing for the past 15 years and loves passing his vast knowledge of the local waters on to his customers. Capt. Nick takes pride in his customer service skills, knowing that it takes more than a good fishing spot to keep your customers happy – he works very hard ensure that all of his guests have an amazing time on the water, no matter what their catch is.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bream (Black) Black Bream
Crappie Crappie

Boat specs

Aguasport (Bay boat) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Tarpon, Lake Seminole, or Alligator Lake
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before you arrive
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
At the dock we can filet your fish, it is included in price.
Fishing License
Licenses are included.
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Min. age is 3+, all life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
If the fish is over 16'' total length
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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