Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach

Florida Reels Fishing Charters will take you into the heart of Florida fishing – in Tampa Bay! This area’s estuary is loaded with the inshore sport fish everyone wishes to catch, and most of the catch is also great table fare. Come fishing with a USCG licensed Captain, Christopher Taylor. He has over 20 years of experience fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and will take you out for an experience that will last.

You’ll be fishing from a brand new fishing machine, called “Savannah.” This 21’ Clearwater bay boat has been built in 2019 to meet the Captain’s standards. She’s made specifically for this area, so you can fish water as skinny as 10 inches but also cut through heavy chop when necessary. The boat features high-performance Engel coolers, comfy vinyl cushions, a Bluetooth stereo, and a T-top to keep you away from the direct sunlight.

Many anglers are attracted to this area because there’s a variety of fish to catch: Tarpon, Snook, King Mackerel, Snapper, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Grouper, Sharks, Cobia, and more. Most of the time fish are close to the shore and you don’t need to travel far from the dock to catch them.

Capt. Taylor will provide your fishing equipment, lures, and live bait, cover your fishing license, and clean your catch after the trip. You can bring your beverages and snacks for the day.

Whether you’re looking for a well-earned meal or a trophy fish you can tell stories about – Florida Reels Fishing will make it happen. Book your spot on the boat now and get ready to reel ‘em in!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $635
    price breakdown
    $635
    You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and whatever else bites. This full day charter covers your fishing license, tackle, and ice. Bring your snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $485
    price breakdown
    $485
    You'll be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else bites. This 3/4 day charter covers the fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $385
    price breakdown
    $385
    A half day charter covers your fishing license, tackle, and ice. You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else bites.
  • Private trip
    Lightning Bolt Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This trip allows anglers with limited time to get out on the water and fish for whatever is biting within a short 2-hour time-frame. Target some of the inshore species, such as Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, or Snook.
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About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
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63 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2015
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay and Boca Grande. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Nurse) Shark (Nurse)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Clearwater (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.

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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Half day trip with Captain Mike
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Lake Grove, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 12, 2019
Captain Chris put us on a variety of fish my 10yr nephew had a great time !!! Much appreciated great day of fishing even though...
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Jeffrey T.
Sarasota, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 20, 2020
Had a great time on Tampa Bay on Mike’s boat. The snook were biting this afternoon ! Good company and knows were to find...
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Seffner, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 14, 2020
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 8, 2019
What an amazing trip! I booked this for my husbands 50th birthday. Captain Taylor promised us he would put us on the fish and...
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