Reel Water Fishing Charters

6701 Sunshine Skyway Ln S
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Captain Kyle Nifong owns and operates Reel Water Charters, offering daily inshore and near-shore fishing trips in the prolific Tampa Bay area. The endless hours Kyle spent exploring the local waterways will help make sure his clients not only enjoy a memorable adventure but also get a good shot at landing that fish of a lifetime.

With his 23’ center console vessel, Kyle covers the West central section including Ft. Desoto, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island Beach as well as the surrounding areas. The boat features a power pole anchoring system and is rigged with a conventional choice of navigational electronics and fishing technology, such as GPS, Fishfinder as well as radio.

Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Captain Nifong had the fortune of having both his father and his grandfather excited and passionate about the sport of fishing, which he quickly picked up on. Being a professional fishing guide has allowed him to make a career out of doing what he loves, his obsession for fishing still showing every time he’s on the water.

Captain Kyle specializes in light tackle and bottom fishing for a variety of inshore and near-shore game fish abundant in the Tampa Bay area. These include Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tarpon, Hogfish, Grouper and many other species, depending on the season. Specialty half and full day Tarpon charters are also available if you’re specifically interested in targeting the Silver King.

Captain Nifong prefers live baiting and chumming on his trips, which include all the necessary fishing equipment you’ll need for tackling these waters. Florida fishing licenses are mandatory for all fishermen on board and will be provided by Kyle at no additional charge. After your trip, if you decide to keep the fish you caught, Captain Kyle will be happy to clean and bag the fish for you to take home or to a local restaurant.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This trip is your best chance at going after some strong Tarpon. Defeating a Silver King is no mean feat, so expect a real struggle. Capt. Kyle will be there to help you every step of the way.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    If you're looking to fully explore the fishery, an 8-hour trip is just what the doctor ordered. Whether it's the backcountry flats or nearshore waters, you'll be fishing 'till you drop.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    If you're looking to dance with the Silver King, this is the trip for you! Going after Tarpon requires skill and patience, but the satisfaction when you best one is unmatched.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Shorter trips are geared towards exploring the backcountry waters and flats for the likes of Redfish, Trout, Snook, and others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

aquasport (Performance fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 St. Petersburg to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Kyle Nifong
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
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Being born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, I was introduced at a very young age to fishing by my father and grandfather. As I grew older I decided to turn my passion into a career as a professional fishing guide. Using live bait and chumming is my preferred method for catching Snook, Trout, and Redfish. Watching these various species crash baits on the surface is enough to get anyone's excitement up.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%

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John Nilles
Douglas, Georgia
 4.33
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Half day trip with Capt. Kyle Nilfong

VERIFIED   July 4, 2017
Let’s start with “what a great trip!” Capt. Kyle was on time, had an excellent boat, knew his way around...
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Dan Lidholm
Deer River, Minnesota
 5.00
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A great day on the Intercoastal!

VERIFIED   March 9, 2016
The three of us had a great time on the water with Captain Kyle! He didn’t spend to much time at any one spot, and kept...
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Judy Miller
Serbia
 4.67
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Great Time

VERIFIED   March 23, 2016
We had a wonderful time on our fishing charter with Capt. Kyle. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He took us to several...
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brian myers
Serbia
 5.00
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Awesome experience

VERIFIED   March 30, 2015
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