Storymaker Fishing Charters

Storymaker Fishing Charters is a locally owned and operated Tampa Bay fishing charter. Join Captain Rob on a fishing adventure and see why decades of experience and a personal attitude make all the difference for an enjoyable - and productive - fishing trip.

Your trip will take place aboard Captain Rob’s 2019 SX240 Skeeter full tower boat. Measuring 24 ft, this roomy boat gives a comfortable ride to up to four guests. With a T-top for protection on sunny days and a full range of navigation and safety gear, it has all the additions you need to find the places where the fish like to hide. Get between fishing spots in no time thanks to the boat’s 300 HP Yamaha motor and make the most of your day on the water.

Storymaker Fishing Charters is ready and waiting to show you how good inshore and nearshore fishing can be in the area. Captain Rob has been fishing the local waters for over thirty years and has a whole arsenal of techniques that will be put to use on the day of your trip. Whether you want to hunt for Redfish in the back bays, search for Snook on a summer evening, bottom fish for tasty and colorful Snappers and Groupers, or tackle Tampa Bay’s number one sportfish - the Silver King, or Tarpon, he has the gear and expertise to get you hooked up.

The use of high quality rods and reels is included in the price of every trip, so there is no need to bring your own gear. And at the end of the day, Captain Rob will clean and fillet any fish that you would like to keep (according to local rules and regulations, of course).

Book today for fun on the water and a great attitude!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Aug
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Tarpon Fishing the Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing the Tampa Bay Area
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing the Tampa Bay Area
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing the late afternoon
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (copy)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing the late afternoon
  • Private trip
    Night Time Snook Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing late afternoon evenings and into the night!

About this listing

Targeted Species

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

SX240 Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Robert Hansen
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
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I'm a local born in raised in the Tampa Bay Area, and have been working on charter and private boats since high school. I have always been surrounded by water living in Pinellas County. I started fishing as a young boy and love having the ability to enjoy the beautiful waters from sunrise to sunset
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 91%

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4.93
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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100%
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100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jeremy M.
Monument, Colorado
 5.00
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Look no further... this is your charter

VERIFIED   March 22, 2016
I took a chance on booking my kids first ocean fishing trip with Storymaker and Captain Rob, primarily based on ratings from...
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Jerome D.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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6 hour Fishing Trip with Cpt.Rob and Storymaker Charters

VERIFIED   March 31, 2017
By far the best Charter I have ever had. Cpt. Rob and Skipper Steve are awesome guides. They know their stuff and put us on...
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Laurie D.
Toledo, Ohio
 5.00
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Amazing Night

August 13, 2015
We went out on the Summer Nights trip our first night on vacation and what a way to start a fishing weekend. Rob worked so...
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David K.
Lancaster, New York
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Rob

VERIFIED   January 13, 2017
Great time.  Captain was wonderful as was first mate.  Unfortunately no fish,  I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Keith M.
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   March 29, 2016
Had a great time. Captain Rob was extremely knowledgeable, personable and patient.  We caught several fish and had a blast. ...
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