Reel Therapy Fishing Charters

Reel Therapy Charters is operated by Captain Mike, welcoming all anglers for a day filled with light tackle excitement in the productive waters of Tampa Bay. The west coast of Florida is home to some of the best inshore fishing around, and with more than 25 years of fishing experience in the area, Michael is confident he knows where and how to catch fish.

A variety of game fish species frequent the The Tampa Bay area, including but not limited to Snook, Sea Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Snapper, sharks and many more. However, these excursions are often about more than just catching the ‘Bay’s bounty’ - you’ll also get a glimpse of a variety of animals inhabiting this ecosystem, living in or around it. It is not uncommon to come across anything from bottle-nosed dolphins and manatees, to pelicans, ospreys, flamingos, cranes and many other species.

Apart from enjoying fishing and sightseeing, there’s also a possibility of visiting some of the unspoiled islands and beaches such as Paradise Islands, Ft. De Soto State Park, Key State Park and others. Visitors can indulge themselves in various activities, whether it’s swimming and snorkeling in the Gulf, exploring the shore or just taking a break on the beach and posing for a memorable photo-op.

On top of all these activities, there are also several quality waterfront restaurants that you can stop at on your way for lunch or just a quick drink. Captain Michael is happy to tailor your day in the Bay based on your own personal preferences. His primary goal is to make the experience enjoyable and unforgettable for you and your group.

Rates includes ice, tackle, live and artificial bait, fishing licenses, pictures, sunscreen and a crew with more than 25 years of experience on Tampa Bay waters. Not included are food and drinks (alcohol is permitted). At the end of your trip, your fish will be cleaned and iced.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $800
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Includes ice, bait, tackle, licenses, pictures, sunscreen and over 25 years experience on Tampa Bay waters. Not included are your food and drinks (alcohol is permitted). Your catch will be cleaned, bagged and iced at the end of your trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Includes ice, bait, tackle, licenses, pictures, sunscreen and over 25 years experience on Tampa Bay waters. Not included are your food and drinks (alcohol is permitted). Your catch will be cleaned, bagged and iced at the end of your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Includes ice, bait, tackle, licenses, pictures, sunscreen and over 25 years experience on Tampa Bay waters. Not included are your food and drinks (alcohol is permitted). Your catch will be cleaned, bagged and iced at the end of your trip.
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About the Captain

Michael S. Murray
Tampa, Florida, United States
13 Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2014
Hello, everyone! I grew up in Gulfport, Florida, in a small fishing town just minutes away from Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf. I've been fishing ever since I can remember, whether it's 15 minutes before school or all day every day in the summer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger Bay (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Tampa to departure site is available and 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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William P.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   March 30, 2019
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Ethan P.
Charlotte, North Carolina
 4.67
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VERIFIED   November 2, 2017
Captain Murray is awesome!  He has a great personality and knows all the hot spots.  There were four of us in our...
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