Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat

There’s nothing better than fishing opportunities of Tampa Bay - at least according to Capt. Pat from Coquina Key Charters, who decided to move back here from SC because of them. Fishing is not his only passion - he’s an army veteran, who’s involved in the conservation of wildlife, especially vertebrates. If you’re looking for a great fishing guide and a person with lots of knowledge about nature, Capt. Pat is your man.

You’ll be fishing from a 20’ Proline Flat Back boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. This bay boat features the latest navigational equipment, a 175 HP Suzuki engine, a wireless trolling motor, a live bait tank, and a cooler. A variety of rods, reels, bait, and artificial lures are also there, always ready for a new battle with fish.

The most targeted species are Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Snapper but during certain times of the year, you can also catch Kingfish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Tarpon. Depending on the fishing season and your hopes and requests, Capt. Pat will adjust the trip as much as he can.

Since your fishing equipment and license are covered, there’s not a lot of things you need to do before the trip. Just bring some cold drinks and snacks, and don’t forget your sunscreen and a hat. Kids are welcome to join as well, and this can be a great first-time fishing experience for them.

Coquina Key Charters and Capt. Pat are here to make this trip a memorable experience for you. Join!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This full day adventure will take you fishing for inshore and nearshore species. You'll mostly target Redfish, Snook, and Trout, but you can also catch Mackerel and Cobia if they are in the season. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, just bring something to eat and cold drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Go after Flounder, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. The captain will prepare everything you need to catch fish, while you can bring something to chew and drink. Catch your dinner and enjoy this day with your friends and family.
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About the Captain

Patrick Bale
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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Member since June 2020
Capt Patrick is an Army veteran with a passion for not only fishing but the conservation of wildlife, especially vertebrates. Patrick moved to Franklin NC in his teens but came back to his hometown in adulthood because he never found fishing like it is here, in Tampa Bay.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Proline Flat Back (Bay boat) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

20 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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


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:

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Isaiah S.
Madison, AL

4-Hour trip with Capt. Pat

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 20, 2020
I will definitely go fishing again with Capt. Pat.  My wife and I had a pleasant time talking with him, he did a great...
Isaiah S. recommends Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat
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