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 23’ bay 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.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
FAQs about The Fish Hunter
- $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4hr Half day starts at 8:30Am. (4 hours)
- $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half day afternoon 4hr starts 1PM (4 hours)
- $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6Hr Morning trip Starts at 8:30Am. (6 hours)
- Live Bait Well Custom 48 Gal Livewell
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box and a 70-quart cooler
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait (Custom 48 gallon livewell)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Fishing License
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing (drifting flats)
- Black Drum
- Jack Crevalle
- Seabass (Black)
- Shark (Blacktip)
- Snapper (Mangrove)
- Spanish Mackerel
- Speckled Trout
About the Captain
|3 Fishing Reports|
|ID & License verified|
|8 Customer reviews|
|Response time within an hour|
|Member since November 2014|
About this listing
Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.
Types of fishing
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