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 the Tampa Bay and St Petersburg area for the last 30 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’ boat equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder, with a maximum passenger capacity of 4.

The Fish Hunter 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 is included, complete with live and artificial bait. Florida fishing licenses are mandatory for all anglers on the 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend your whole day mastering the inshore waters, targeting Snook, Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Drum, and more. The departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 480
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The departure time is flexible. You will be fishing for the inshore species, including but not limited to Snook, Redfish, Trout, Drum, and Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip includes inshore fishing for species such as Snook, Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Drum, and more. Departure point is flexible for your convenience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

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.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

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.
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

About the Captain

George Hastick
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
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My uncle handed me a fishing pole when I was 5 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 "let's catch fish" atmosphere and we will catch fish. I have been fishing the waters of Tampa / St. Petersburg for over 30 years and half of them 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: 15 hours
Response rate: 88%

St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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I got my wife a trip with Capt. George for her birthday. Though it was very hot outside, the fishing was absolutely great. Capt. George had us on fish the entire trip. I also paid attention to the other boats around us, and we saw one other boat catch a fish(there were a bunch around us). We also had the opportunity at catching 2 or 3 30+ inch snook. I would highly recommend Capt. George if you are looking for a fun and fish filled trip. My wife and I both enjoyed our trip and looking forward to coming back for another trip with Capt. George

Fished June 17, 2018
George Hastick (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 23, 2018

Philippe,
I appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. I am glad you guys had a great time especially for your wife’s birthday. At one time we had other boats trying to get close to us like we didn’t see them lol. but hey that was because you guys caught on fast and were putting on a show. I love teaching people to fish and seeing them have a great time. I look forward to you guys coming out with me again and maybe we can get that monster fish.
thank you,
Capt. George Hastick

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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

Richard,
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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