Captain Jeff Vickers

Whether you’re a couple, pair of friends, or father and son, Captain Jeff Vickers can’t wait to welcome you aboard. Head down to Dunedin, FL, and make the most of the incredible inshore fishery on offer in the St. Joseph Sound and Old Tampa Bay. Capt. Jeff grew up on these waters and has fished here his whole life. He has more knowledge than anyone of the local fishery, and promises to take you to the sweet spots.

To navigate these shallow waters, you’ll need an appropriate vessel. The 18’ Fly Boatworks custom-made flats boat is ideal for staying afloat on top of even the skinniest of waters. A light boat, she can maneuver comfortably with just a 40 HP Yamaha engine. You’ll find a cooler on board to keep your catch fresh, but you should bring your own to take it home with you.

Expect to reel in a range of delicious and exciting fish. Home to incredible sportfishing, you’ll target some worldwide favorites, such as Snook and, during the summer, the Silver King – Tarpon. Expect an almighty struggle as you battle it out with these beats who are notorious for breaking many lines.

If it’s food that you want, there are plenty of delicious species ready to bite at the end of your line. Using the spinning technique, you can target Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel to fill up your fridge and keep you suitably full for days on end.

Everyone is welcome aboard so make it a father and son bonding session, treat a loved one, or just hang out with a pal. Capt. Jeff promises to cater to even the newest angler and get them hooked on fishing. What are you waiting for? Hop aboard and make some lifelong memories and catch some fish.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Make the most of the incredible inshore waterways that Dunedin has to offer. Head to the flats and backcountry to target anything from Tarpon to Trout, Snook to Redfish, Mackerel, and many more. On this long trip, you can even head a bit further offshore in search of Cobia. Each of these species will put up an incredible fight to get on the boat, so you'll need to use all of your strength as you try to reel in one of these beasts.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    A 6-hour trip gives you plenty of time to make the most of the productive inshore waters that western Florida has to offer. Drift along the shallow backcountry and flats and target exciting fish like Snook, and even Tarpon in summer months, along with delicious Redfish, Speckled Trout, and many more. You'll be spinning to try and land the catch of one of these beauties, as you aim to fill the boat, and then your fridge.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This afternoon trip will take you through the inshore waterways near Dunedin to explore the flats and backcountry, as well as the productive inshore keys. Throughout the year, there's something exciting biting, not to mention the potential for a delicious meal to take home. You can even target Tarpon during the summer months, while you'll mainly go for stunning Snook, beautiful Redfish, and delicious Spanish Mackerel, among others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bowfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Get ready for a thrilling day on the water as you use your sight and precision to bowfish for some delightful inshore fish. Western Florida's waters are home to beautiful Mackerel, Redfish, and many more delicious fish. Fire off into the water to catch one of these beasts and revel in your accurate strike, before taking home a delicious treat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Spearfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend your morning in the water and go after some incredible inshore fish to take home for lunch. Roll up your sleeves and get back to basics and spearfish the shallow waters off Florida's west coast. This thrilling opportunity will have you take things into your own hands, and the captain welcomes customers of all abilities. Just beware, in the colder months, you may not be able to spend too much time in the water.
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About the Captain

Jeff Vickers
Dunedin, Florida, United States
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Member since January 2019
Having practically grown up on the water, Captain Jeff was always determined to spend his professional life doing something he loved. He's always been an inshore fisherman and knows the shallow waters just off the Dunedin coastline like the back of his hand. Sponsored by Florida Fishing Products and Bull Bay, he's a respected angler in the region, and can't wait to share his passion and skills with each and every customer.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Fly Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 40HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
PayPal
Checks

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Afternoon halfway session with captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 18, 2020
Great 4 hours experience out with Captain Jeff Vickers fishing the flats of Clearwater. His knowledge of the local area is...
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