Prime Tide Fishing Charters

(5) In high demand!
46 Causeway Blvd
Clearwater FL, United States

Prime Tide charters is the number one guide service in the Tampa Bay area. Run by Captain Austin Mcwhorter, Prime Tide offers fishing charters on the nearshore, intercoastal waterways, and grass flats around Clearwater Beach, as well as inshore trips in North Tampa Bay. Trips in Clearwater depart from the Baithouse Tackle and Tavern located in the Clearwater Marina. Trips in Tampa Bay will depart from the Cove Cay Marina located on the west side of Tampa Bay. From the shallow flats to the offshore ledges and reefs, Captain Austin has the knowledge and the equipment to put you on the best bite possible.

Charters are run on a brand new 2014 22ft Blackjack Bayboat powered by a Yamaha 250 four stroke. It has a shallow draft to fish the shallower inshore areas and a sharp entry to cut through the chop when running offshore. It has an exceptionally dry and stable ride. It is equipped with all the required USCG rated safety gear including an EPIRB. It is also rigged out with the newest and up to date electronics to precisely put you on the fish and keep you safe. This includes a Lowrance HDS bottom machine with satellite weather overlay to help navigate those afternoon Florida thunderstorms. It also includes vhf radio, powerpole, trolling motor, two livewells, and seating for six, plenty of storage, and a cooler for drinks and food.

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Boat Specs

Blackjack 224 () originally built in 2014. Powered by 250HP Yamaha SHO 250 6 cylinder 4 stroke engine.

22 ft
4 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% 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

Austin McWhorter
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
Living in Florida, I grew a passion towards fishing. It was something I thoroughly enjoyed doing from a young age and always dreamed of doing it for a full time job. I began working at The Baithouse in 2010 and was then given the opportunity to start my fishing business. Having The Baithouse as a platform to run my charters out of, gave me the chance to turn my passion into my career and that is something I am thankful for everyday. Being able to give people the experience of catching trophy fish is what it is all about for me.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Austin is a very knowledgeable guide and a nice guy. I appreciate the fact that he timed our charter with the tides to maximize our fishing,which worked out perfectly. Check out the pics
I would highly recommend giving Austin an opportunity to take you fishing

Bob Lubin  • Fished March 10, 2017
Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 12, 2017

Thanks Bob!

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Captain Austin was great. we tried many different areas for different types of fish. Early in the trip we weren’t having any luck but he had lots of different spots and good communication with other captains. We hit a patch of jacks good fights but not keepers. We also caught some catfish. He kept us out an extra hour trying to get us some redfish but it was just to hot of a day they weren’t hitting. Will definitely use his services again.

Doug Bohrer  • Fished August 23, 2016
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3 of us on a 22ft boat Capt. Austin was terrific   knows where to fish- we got our limit of red fish- landed a snook and hooked a triple tail. then took us to a creek and we landed a jack ( long fight )
Very personable and professional Capt. 
we would go out with him again for sure.

Bernhard Cordts  • Fished May 11, 2016
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