Catch A Ray Charter offers inshore fishing charters in the gorgeous grass flats of St. Joseph Sound and Anclote Island. These pristine waters offer the opportunity to catch a number of saltwater game fish, including Snook, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout.

This is shallow water flats fishing at its best! The area has many islands offering protection from wind if necessary. You’ll be fishing in waters from 1–10 feet deep, where predator fish ambush smaller bait fish and crustaceans.

Captain Thom welcomes you aboard the new 2020 Ranger 2260 Bay Boat powered with 200HP Mercury. State-of-the-art accessories include Simrad, Power Poles, Minn Kota trolling motor, and more. The boat is specifically built to access the shallowest of inshore waters, from 6 inches to 6 feet. It has a covered T-top, offering protection from the sun, and comes equipped with a remote control trolling motor to help you cruise silently in search of schooling fish. The Catch A Ray is equipped with all required safety equipment including a first aid kit, radio, signal devices, USCG approved flotation devices, and a fire extinguisher.

All tackle, licenses, and fishing gear are included. Your catch will be filleted on site for you to take home or to a local restaurant. Water, ice, and a cooler will be provided. Bring any snacks and additional beverages of your choice. Sunscreen and polarized sunglasses are highly recommended.

Your fishing tackle includes Daiwa and Shimano spinning reels. Rods by top manufacturers such as G Loomis, Falcon, Bull Bay, and Shimano are also provided along with all tackle, lures, and artificial and live bait. Closed reel “spincasters” are available for the kids, or the novice anglers. Baitcasters are available upon request.

Wade fishing is also an option, but you must bring your own wade boots or protective footwear. It’s a great way to cover a lot of water and experience the local shorelines and coves.

Captain Thom will gladly teach you rigs, knots, and techniques us



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    You'll target Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Ladyfish, Redfish, Snook, and many more. Departure times can be flexible, so make sure to check this with your captain in advance. He'll provide your fishing license and all necessary fishing equipment. Children 6–12 years old can ride for free.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    Inshore trips depart at 8:00 a.m. unless other arrangements have been made. Children 6–12 years old can ride for free. Licenses, bait, tackle, and all supplies included. Feel free to bring additional snacks and beverages. You'll fish the grass flats and surrounding barrier islands.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    This afternoon trip usually starts at 2:00 p.m. but the departure time can be flexible. The captain will provide your fishing equipment. You will mostly fish the grass flats and surrounding barrier islands. Target Flounder, Ladyfish, Snook, and many more.
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About the Captain

Thom Ray
Holiday, Florida, United States
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Member since April 2019
I grew up freshwater fishing in Indiana lakes and rivers.my dad took us to trips to Canada and Minnesota fishing for walleye & northern pike. Locally in Central and Southern Indiana I mainly targeted Largemouth Bass, Crappie and Bluegills. Later I competed as a professional on the FLW Bass Tour in regional tournaments at Kentucky Lake,and other estuaries in Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky. I moved to Tarpon Springs, FL in 2016 and have worked hard to hone my inshore saltwater fishing skills. I truly enjoy fishing the grass flats and shallow waters of St. Joseph Sound and Anclote Island. Using medium-light to medium spinning tackle with soft plastics, artificial lures, and live shrimp, and bait fish. Fishing in 1–8' waters, being quiet approaching schooling predator fish, such as Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Snook.

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Ranger 2260 (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks

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

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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) on June 13, 2021
Captain Thom provided and excellent fishing experience for my son and I. We caught a wide variety of fish have had a great...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on August 21, 2021
Captain Thom was great and very knowledgeable. He put us on to a Inshore Slam!!! Would definitely recommend.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Inshore Trip on June 16, 2021
Wonderful experience. Captain Thom is very personable and helpful with everything. I can’t wait to do this again
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
Excellent fishing trip with Captain Thom. We had a great time…. Tons of fun! I defined recommend it.
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FAQs about Catch A Ray Charter

Catch A Ray Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Catch A Ray Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Catch A Ray Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, St Croix, Falcon, SixGillz)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Catch A Ray Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Catch A Ray Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Catch A Ray Charter include:
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout