Set sail on the experience of a lifetime with Hittenbottom Charters. Treat your friends and family to an unforgettable trip, sit back, and relax. Captain Justin has been fishing around Holmes Beach for years and he knows all the right ways to make the most out of your day on the water. Fishing with a local angler saves you the trouble of researching the area in advance. Let your guide find the best spot, so you can focus on reeling that fish in.

All aboard a 24’ T-craft center console that accommodates up to 6 anglers. Newly built in 2019, this vessel has the latest navigational electronic, safety gear, and a wireless trolling motor. There’s plenty of stable space for any angler that’s wheelchair-bound. The boat also features a 300 HP Yamaha engine, that will get you to any fishing spot in no time.

Short trips are mostly reserved for inshore spots, where you’ll target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Snook. Want to go a few miles further and go after something more challenging? Take a 6-hour trip that will provide enough time to reach nearshore spots and target Snapper, Mackerel, and more.

It’s not just about what you catch, it’s also about how you catch it! There’s a variety of fishing techniques to experiment with and each fish can be caught in a different way.

Do you love the taste of fish? Not only will the captain let you keep the catch, but he’ll also clean it for you free of charge. Your fishing license and equipment are fully covered by the crew. There’s some bottled water in the cooler but feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks.

Join Hittenbottom Charters and experience the magic of fishing to the fullest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,000
    You’ll have a chance to fish for nearshore species such as Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, etc. If the weather is great, you'll fish nearshore waters. In case you encounter choppy waves, you can always stay inshore and target other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    During this four hour trip, you'll be fishing for multiple inshore species of fish, such as Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Snook. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, you just need to bring some snacks and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    Set out around noon and enjoy an afternoon of fishing the local waters surrounding Holmes Beach. You'll target Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, and more, depending on what's biting at the time of your trip.
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About the Captain

Justin Rudrud
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
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Member since June 2020
Captain Justin has been fishing around Tampa Bay and the Gulf for years. He's happy to welcome anglers of all skill levels to his boat. After all, it's not just about how experienced you are and how much fish you can catch - it's about spending some quality time on the water, sharing it with your loved ones, and trying out something new.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

T-Craft (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Handline

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Hittenbottom Charters

Hittenbottom Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hittenbottom Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hittenbottom Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Hittenbottom Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Hittenbottom Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Handline (Goliath grouper)

Top targeted fish species with Hittenbottom Charters include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon