The Fish Hunter

500 1st Avenue Southeast
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Captain George Hastick (a.k.a. The Fish Hunter) has fished the productive waters of Tampa Bay and St Petersburg area for the last 30 years, and has been a professional fishing guide for over 15 years. George developed a passion for fishing very early in his childhood at the ripe age of 5. Over the years, his love for fishing evolved into an obsession that he enjoys sharing with just about anyone he meets.

George’s outgoing personality makes him treat all his guests as if they’ve been fishing buddies for years. He realizes that a fishing trip is not just about fishing - the entire experience needs to be memorable, from the moment that you step on board until you’re back on the docks, and he will make sure yours is an experience you won’t forget. He operates a 22 footer equipped with GPS and Fishfinder, with a maximum passenger capacity of 4.

Captain Hastick has been featured in the ‘Sling N’ Bait’ TV show which aired nation-wide, and has had frequent write-ups in local fishing and newspaper publications. He’s also a regular at the local fishing seminars, teaching fishing at workshops at the west Marine, Tropicana Field and at the Florida State Fair Ground for the Tampa Bay Times.  George also actively publishes his fishing reports online and in several local newspapers.

There’s a variety of fish that can be caught in the Tampa Bay area. Inshore game fish such as Snook, Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Drum and more abound! Captain Hastick has several departure points from St. Petersburg to Tampa for your convenience. All fishing equipment are included, complete with live and artificial bait. Florida fishing licenses are mandatory for all anglers on a boat, and will be supplied by Captain George at no additional cost. Drinks, along with a cooler with ice are provided on board for your consideration. Captain George will also clean, bag and Ice your catch if you decide to take fish home.

Captain George Hastick (a.k.a. The Fish Hunter) has fished the productive waters of Tampa Bay and St Petersburg area for the last 30 years, and has been a professional fishing guide for over 15 years. George developed a passion for fishing very early

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 675 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 480 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person

About this listing

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha V-6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots.

22 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Drift Fishing
drifting flats
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Jack Crevalle

Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Custom 48 Gal Livewell
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Custom 48 Gal Livewell
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Custom 48 gallon livewell
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

George Hastick
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
My uncle handed me a fishing pole at 5yrs old and it grew from there, from ponds and lakes it grew into fishing the salt water for a variety of species. From redfish, snook and trout to grouper, cobia and mangrove snapper and all that are in between. Snook is one of my favorite fish to catch on the inshore scene. Since I grew up originally wanting to be a professional bass fisherman but started to love the saltwater and the snook was like a bass on steroids and guiding/teaching became a passion, I became a professional fishing guide. When you step on my boat we will be fishing like we have been fishing buddies for years with a very easy going lets catch fish atmosphere and we will catch fish. I have been fishing the waters of Tampa / St. Petersburg for over 30yrs and 15yrs as a professional. I am proud to say that in all my years of guiding I have never had a fishless trip. So come aboard the "Fish Hunter" and lets make some memories.
Response time: 14 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Beautiful and successful morning of fishing with Capt George. First fish was a 29” keeper snook and from then on we caught fish almost non-stop. Mostly snook, but a few reds, blowfish, ladyfish and jacks. George had plenty of live bait and we even got to throw some artificial lures. Lost a very large redfish on a top-water lure which was a blast!

All in all a fantastic trip and I would highly recommend the Fish Hunter!

Fished November 11, 2016
George Hastick (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 15, 2016

It was a pleasure having you guys on the boat and I am glad you had a great time!!!
I look forward to our next adventure.
Capt. George Hastick

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