The west coast of Florida is home to some of the best inshore fishing around, so join Reel Therapy Fishing Charters to check it out for yourself! Captain Michael Murray grew up fishing in these waters, and he’s ready to take you to his favorite spots and the best honey holes.

Join him on his 23’ Ranger Bay saltwater fishing boat and enjoy your day in comfort. The boat is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, so it’ll take you to the fishing grounds in the blink of an eye. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers, so bring your friends and family to have some fun.

Capt. Michael will provide all the fishing equipment you’ll need, including rods, reels, and tackle. You’ll be fishing using either live or artificial bait. After the trip, if you want to take your catch home for a nice dinner, the captain will be happy to clean it for you.

A variety of gamefish species frequent the Tampa Bay area. Target Snook, Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Snapper, Mackerel, and Black Drum. These excursions are often about more than catching the ‘Bay’s bounty’ – you’ll also get a glimpse of a variety of animals inhabiting this ecosystem.

Apart from enjoying fishing and sightseeing, there’s also a possibility of visiting some of the unspoiled islands and beaches. Visitors can indulge themselves in various activities, whether it’s swimming and snorkeling in the Gulf, exploring the shore, or taking a break on the beach.

Capt. Michael is happy to tailor your day based on your own personal preferences. His primary goal is to make the experience enjoyable and unforgettable for you and your group. Just bring some food and drinks to stay refreshed, and you’re ready!

Come explore the productive waters out of Tampa with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters, and have a memorable fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $850
    If you want to spend a whole day fishing the inshore waters of Florida, this is the trip for you. You'll target species like Redfish, Cobia, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Snapper, Mackerel, and Black Drum. The trip includes ice, bait, tackle, licenses, pictures, sunscreen, and over 25 years of experience in these waters. All you need to bring is some food and drinks (alcohol is permitted), and you're ready for your newest fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    Fish the inshore Florida waters for 6 hours on this trip. Target species include Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, Mackerel, and Black Drum. You'll get ice, bait, tackle, licenses, pictures, sunscreen, and over 25 years of experience fishing these waters. Make sure to bring food and drinks (alcohol is permitted), and you're all set to have a great time in these productive waters!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    Spend 4 hours fishing the inshore Florida waters. Target species include Snook, Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Snapper, Mackerel, and Black Drum. The trip includes ice, bait, tackle, licenses, pictures, sunscreen, and over 25 years of 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. Come have an adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    This is an afternoon trip typically starting at 2 p.m.

About the Captain

Michael S. Murray
Tampa, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
9 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.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon 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
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 7, 2021
What a FUN fishing day! This was our first family fishing trip and it did not disappoint! We caught several different kinds...
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Randy H.
Vermontville, MI
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Mike’s great!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 16, 2021
Had a great trip. Mike’s super nice and worked hard for us.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 9, 2021
Great day in Tampa Bay!
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FAQs about Reel Therapy Fishing Charters

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (can be provided with advanced notice)

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon