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
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Tarpon Fishing the Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Fishing the Tampa Bay Area
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Fishing the morning
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Fishing the late afternoon
  • Private trip
    Night Time Snook Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Fishing late afternoon evenings and into the night!
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About the Captain

Robert Hansen
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
29 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2015
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

About this listing

Targeted Species

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

SX240 Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2019. 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
Deep Sea 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (25)
4.95
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
half day 3pm to 7pm
Evening snook trip
Half day with Capt. Rob
+22
Angler Rating
18
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Buddy W.
Myakka City, FL
 5.00
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Half day 3pm to 7pm

VERIFIED   February 13, 2020
Captain Rob and Ron were Great. Within 15 minutes from the dock the lines were in the water and we were catching fish. ...
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Tim A.
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
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Michael H.
Cypress, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Rob

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
My wife and I were in town for a few days and was able to book with captain rob at the last minute.  He did not let us...
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Charles T.
Park Ridge, IL
 5.00
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After a BIG Blow!

VERIFIED   March 29, 2019
Captain Robert, did a perfect job!  He is an expert boat handler, safe and very smooth. He got us on Snook and Red Fish...
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Kevin K.
Lakeland, FL
 4.67
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3/4 day with storymaker

VERIFIED   July 7, 2019
My son and I had a great experience with Storymaker.  At first I was a little concerned because we weren’t catching...
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