Bag’em Fishing Charters

Book your next trip with Bag’em Fishing Charters and get the most out of Tampa Bay! Captain Bucky is a USCG licensed and permitted guide who offers light tackle, spin, and fly fishing trips. He was successfully guiding on the east coast in the world famous Mosquito Lagoon for the past five years, when life called and he had to relocate his family to Tampa. Now he is ready to bring his passion and knowledge to the west coast. Join him and reel in a catch to remember!

Step aboard 17’ Mitzi Skiff originally built in 2002 and restored in 2016. Powered by a 60 HP Suzuki engine, this vessel boasts a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots. Capt. Bucky takes up to two passengers on board, which leaves plenty of space for you to fish in comfort. Children age five and above are welcome.

Having grown up fishing the west coast in Sarasota, Capt. Bucky knows a thing or two about the fish in these waters. He will slowly and skillfully pole you around the flats in search of Snook, Redfish, and Trout that can be easily sight fished. There is nothing more exciting than casting to a tailing Redfish or watching a Snook smash a topwater plug! You are likely to reel in plenty of other species in these waters as well, such as Jack Crevalle and Cobia on occasion.

Bag’em Fishing Charters include a fishing license and top of the line gear, featuring St. Croix rods matched with Penn reels. Fly fishermen are welcome to bring their own gear on board, too. Depending on the species, you may keep your catch and Capt. Bucky will clean and fillet it for you.

Capt. Bucky can’t wait to spend a day on the water with you, so book your trip and join him today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    We will fish for up to six hours on this trip. This allows us plenty of time to move to new locations if the fishing slows down for a bit. Trips usually are from sunrise to early afternoon. You might catch anything from Redfish, Black Drum, or Tripletail to Tarpon when the season is right. Quality gear and a fishing license are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a short, quick, and fun trip. Perfect for kids who can get bored easily. You can catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, and much more on this trip. I will also point out many interesting facts about the environment and types of fish we catch to make the trip also educational for the children. A fishing license and gear are included.
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About the Captain

Brian "Bucky" Goldman
Tampa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
65 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2015
Captain Bucky is a USCG licensed guide who previously guided charters in the world famous Mosquito Lagoon for the past five years. He has been fishing the waters of Florida since the age of 5. He says, "Fishing is and will always be my passion."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Mitzi Skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Kevin H.
Hudson, NH
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
He scouted the location and knew exactly where to catch the Red fish and trout. He is very Knowledgeable and we had a...
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VERIFIED   March 13, 2020
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Timothy W.
Old Fort, TN
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Captain Bucky awesome guide worked really hard to make sure me and Karen had a great day on the water. It will be one we will...
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David Z.
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VERIFIED   June 3, 2019
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Donald C.
Ocala, Florida
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   March 1, 2019
My wife and I can’t praise Captain Bucky enough. From the time we booked the charter through ‘Fishing Booker’ until we...
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Fishing Reports

Redfish and more redfish

May 05, 2020

With this warming trend the bait fish are making their way into the bay. The fish are aggressively chewing on everything. Snook fishing is also spectacular. We made a long run just to get bait today. It was worth… Read Full Report →