Tightline Fishing Charters

Dunlawton Bridge
Port Orange FL, United States

With exciting adventures suitable for curious beginners and experienced anglers alike, Tightline Fishing Charters is a great choice. With Captain Ron Hatcher, you will be able to make an outstanding catch possible and create memories that will last forever.

You won’t be crowded on the captain’s boat. At 22’ long, this spacious vessel has enough storage and fishing room, as well as comfortable seating for up to 4 anglers. It features a unique tunnel-hull design that makes getting in and out of the back bay’s skinny waters a breeze. The boat comes powered by a 200 HP Yamaha SHO engine, which is a quick and quiet 4-stroke motor. There is also a Humminbird 1199 side sonar and a Minn Kota i-Pilot, designed to find the fish and stay on top of the hottest bite.

Capt. Ron will guide you to the best spots in the area, where you will be able to sample inshore and nearshore species. The list of your Port Orange catches will include anything from Amberjack and Tarpon to Pompano, Cobia, Kingfish, Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Seatrout, Snapper, and Sharks.

Your trip with Tightline Fishing Charters will include rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, and fishing licenses. Your food and drinks are always welcome on board!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Whether you are after the catch of a lifetime or just want to wet a line, this is your trip. You may find a lot of exciting species that patrol the nearshore waters, including Kingfish and Pompano.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 475
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Add a few more hours to your day of fishing the waters close to shore. Check more productive spots, relax, and take in all the beauty of the surrounding waters. Redfish, Snook, Flounder, and Seatrout are all among the popular catches.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing the nearshore waters with a native guide, targeting Cobia, Kingfish, Tripletail, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    An afternoon out on the water is a great idea for anyone who has the itch to fish. You will be targeting Snapper, Kingfish, Tripletail, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend your morning fishing the inshore waters for Redfish, Seatrout, Flounder, and other species that are in season and biting. Everything but food and drinks will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip is great for those who want to avoid traffic. You will be fishing for Redfish, Snook, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

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
Fishing License Included

Policies

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Ron Hatcher
Port Orange, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
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Tightline Fishing Charters is run and operated by Captain Ron Hatcher. A Florida native, Ron cast his first ever line at the tender age of 7. He was hooked for life and has never looked back. Ron knows the Ponce Inlet and Halifax River areas like the back of his hand. He enjoys guiding his clients and friends to that perfect spot and helping them create memories that last a lifetime. Capt. Ron likes sharing his wealth of local knowledge with anglers of all skill levels and expertise.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   October 28, 2017
Most reviews I read about guides in general seem to smack of being self-written,  but take this particular review to...
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Orange Park, Florida
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VERIFIED   July 4, 2017
It was a fun trip for my kids for there first time I expected more as far as fish go . I reckon my biggest problem was it was...
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