Bearded Angler Fishing Adventures

Join Bearded Angler Fishing Adventures in Tampa, Florida and experience the thrill of inshore and backcountry fishing! Captain Michael Flaschenriem is a fishing guru who has devoted most of his life to the sport, so you can expect nothing less than an expert angler and experienced teacher.

His custom 16’ Gheenoe flats boat is exactly what you want for fishing in shallow waters. The boat has no problem drafting in 5” water, allowing you to get into places most boats can’t. The boat also comes with a custom poling platform, used for silent stalking, and a 45 lb thrust trolling motor so you can cover larger distances quietly.

Because of its size, Capt. Michael prefers taking 1 adult passenger at a time. By focusing on solo trips, he’s able to devote 100% of his time to working 1-on-1 with the client in order to help them become a better angler. However, in certain circumstances, he may be able to accommodate taking 2 adult passengers or 1 adult with a child. Capt. Michael is an incredible teacher and welcomes kids of all ages on board, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

By being able to slip into some of the narrowest and shallowest waters, you’ll be able to target a range of different species. You’ll encounter Snook, Redfish, and Cobia, as well as Mangrove Snapper and Sheepshead. When it’s all said and done, have your catch cleaned and filleted so you can take it home for a delicious supper!

Rods, reels, live bait, and lures are all provided so you don’t have to worry about lugging around your own equipment. Capt. Michael will also supply your fishing license, so you can get right to the fun part as soon as you arrive!

There’s always water and ice on board, but feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks. Bring comfortable clothing, sunglasses, a hat, and a camera to capture some special moments. Everything is taken care of, so all that’s left to do is book your trip and get ready for a fun day with Bearded Angler Fishing Adventures!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Eight hours on the water is the perfect amount of time to see some heavy action, and also relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty of Tampa Bay. Get ready to battle some tough-fighting fish and take home some scrumptious dinner for later. Your target species range from Mangrove Snapper to Spanish Mackerel. Equipment and bait are included, so just bring some snacks and comfortable clothing and get ready for a fun day out on the water!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Book this trip today and experience a unique adventure exploring the backcountry flats and inshore waters of Tampa Bay. Work up an appetite as you try to catch yourself some dinner. You'll be targeting delicious Mangrove Snapper, as well as Cobia, Snook, Spanish Mackerel and Sheepshead! Your gear, tackle, bait, and fishing license will be provided prior to departure. Just pack up some basic essential items and get ready to discover some of the most pristine waters you'll ever encounter!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Join Bearded Angler Fishing Adventures on this 4-hour excursion through the productive inshore waters of Tampa Bay. Target a range of species, including Cobia, Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and more! Your rods, reels, tackle, and fishing license are included, so just bring some snacks, drinks, a hat, and sunglasses and get ready for a fun-filled adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Sleep in a little bit and head out in the afternoon to target your favorite inshore species such as Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, and more! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license are included in the price. Just bring along some snacks and drinks, sunglasses, sunblock, and a hat and join the Bearded Angler on this incredible adventure!
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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Custom Gheenoe Low Tide 25 (Flats boat) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 15HP Tohatsu engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
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About the Captain

Michael Flaschenriem
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since March 2019
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Captain Michael Flaschenriem is a Minnesota native who moved to Florida in his early teens. While growing up in Minnesota, he began developing a lifelong passion for fishing and spending time on the water. Capt. Michael's love for the sport flourished as he was able to experience the world-class fishing that Florida's Tampa Bay area provides. He began wade fishing these waters in the mid-90s and started kayak fishing in the early 2000s. In 2006, he bought his first boat, a Gheenoe Classic, and instantly fell in love with the ability to get into areas that most boats can’t fit into. In 2017, he bought a 16′ Custom Gheenoe Low Tide 25, which still allows the ability to get into super skinny waters while giving plenty of room and comfort to his clients. Book your next fishing trip with the Bearded Angler and check out some of the most productive waters this amazing area has to offer!
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Capt. Michael was on time, friendly, experienced, and an overall good guy. Fun time out on the water fishing in the gheenoe....
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