What better way to explore the Tampa Bay than with a premier inshore fishing charter? Whether you’re a first-timer or a local going after your personal best, First Cast Fishing Charters will do everything possible to make your dreams come true. Captain Bernie Vinoski brings to the deck over two decades of fishing experience in and around the Tampa Bay area. He knows the waters like the back of his hand, so can tailor any trip to your desires.
You’ll fish aboard a custom built 23’ Aeon tower boat with all the latest electronics and gear fitted for a smooth, confident ride. This boat is designed to handle the shallow water of the flats, the ever-changing conditions in the bay, and the deeper waters of the Gulf. The Aeon features a spacious casting deck, two live wells, a 10’ Powerpole Blade, Minn Kota GPS Trolling Motor, and a full T-top offering shade on warm summer days.
The fall months always provide a rush through the veins, as the fish stack up in every corner and on every flat. This time of year, completing your inshore slam of Snook, Redfish, and Trout is an everyday possibility. During the season, you’ll even get the chance to go after Tarpon – the most prized inshore species there is. But whatever time of year you come, you’re in for an exciting tussle with the fish, and a delicious treat to take home.
There are plenty of Shimano and Tsunami rods and reels for all on board, and you’ll even have enough space to fish at the same time. Live bait is usually be prepared before the trip, but even if it needs to be caught, Capt. Bernie won’t let it eat into your trip time! Whether chasing Snook and Redfish in the bays, or fishing the stunning beaches for Tarpon and Kingfish, you’re in for a first-class experience with First Cast Fishing Charters. Take advantage now!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Aeon (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.
Types of Fishing
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.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.
St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar
FAQs about First Cast Fishing Charters
- $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
- $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Sunset (4 hours)
- $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
- $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
- $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
- $700 per group - Afternoon Half Day Tarpon Trip (6 hours)
- $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- $1,400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon Full Day (10 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Multimedia System
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box (Yeti 110qt)
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Drinks (Water, Gatorade)
- Fishing License
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Reef Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Grouper (Gag)
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel (Kingfish)
- Snapper (Mangrove)
- Spanish Mackerel
- Spotted Seatrout