Trophy Trips - Captain Jim Bennett
One of our top picks in Palm Harbor. Captain Jim Bennett and Trophy Trips offer light tackle fishing in the pristine waterways of Tampa Bay, Pinellas County and surrounding areas. Jim specializes in light tackle and fly fishing for a variety of hard-hitting game fish cruising the local waterways, depending on the time of year.
Captain Jim Bennett operates a 26’ center console powered by a single Mercury engine. The boat features a tower and is outfitted with a conventional assortment of fishing technology and navigational electronics, including Fishfinder, GPS and radio. Multimedia system as well as a cooler with ice can also be found among the vessel’s amenities.
Trophy trips cater to anyone from seasoned fishermen aiming for their personal best to beginners looking to keep their rods bent. Whether you’re a local interested in learning how you can become more successful in fishing the Tampa Bay area, or are simply on a vacation looking for an inshore fishing excursion, Trophy Trips adjust their service to fit your preferences and provide you with a memorable experience.
You’ll be targeting the likes of Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, as well as a variety of Sharks on your inshore trips. Nearshore trips will see you going after King Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia and other species inhabiting the wrecks, natural ledges and reefs as they migrate through the area. All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price, along with live and artificial bait for the day. If you’d like to keep your fish following the trip, Captain Jim can clean and fillet it for you at no additional cost. All boat occupants must have a Florida fishing license, which are included in the overall trip price.
Captain Jim Bennett and Trophy Trips offer light tackle fishing in the pristine waterways of Tampa Bay, Pinellas County and surrounding areas. Jim specializes in light tackle and fly fishing for a variety of hard-hitting game fish cruising the local
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20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express.
About the Captain
Went fishing on May 22, 2017
Jim was professional and assisted us to the best of his ability. The package I purchased included lunch and snacks but there was none provided for us so it was dissapointing when I didn’t know. I would’ve packed something if I knew it wasn’t going to be what I paid for. Reserved for 5 people but only four of us were able to make it ($50) each additional person. Still charged for 5 even though only four of us were serviced. Not sure if I would use fishingbooker again just because the communication on lunch arrangements were unclear and our preferred time of the weekend was approved then cancelled a day later so we got rescheduled. I would recommend Jim but I wish it would’ve been better communication. Overall he was professional and friendly. We caught some good fish but not too many.
Fished May 2017Fished May 22, 2017Lily Carter recommends Trophy Trips - Captain Jim Bennett
Went fishing on April 2, 2017
Captain Jim is a local boy who worked in our group to go fishing for a day while we were down in Florida for a swim meet with our kids. Jim was able to accommodate two 11-year-old boys, their dads, and another friend for a great day of fishing. We got to try a little bit everything on that day of fishing including going out and deep for grouper, And then coming in towards shore for a lot of good sport fishing. We took home plenty of fillets of red fish and sea trout, we got into some jacks and some kingfish. While one dad and son were experienced fresh water fishermen, another dad and son had no experience. Captain Jim did a great job of accommodating all of our group with a great sampling of local fishing this time of year. Experience or none, I would recommend Captain Jim as a guide for anyone with any level of experience who may want a good sampling of local fishing and a great time doing it.
Fished April 2017Fished April 2, 2017Replied to this review on April 4, 2017
John Dobrinsky recommends Trophy Trips - Captain Jim Bennett
Replied to this review on April 4, 2017
Went fishing on March 22, 2017
Fished March 2017Fished March 22, 2017Michael Morgan recommends Trophy Trips - Captain Jim Bennett