Wicked Fly Charters

5400 54th Ave S
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Book a trip with Wicked Fly Charters and come fish for everything that’s swimming off the coast of St. Petersburg! Captain Joe Eskay has been guiding charters for more than 15 years, inshore and offshore on both coasts of Florida. He provides everything you need—all you have to do is show up ready for a great day on the water.

Step aboard a 20’ Lake and Bay Boca Grande powered by a 300 HP Mercury Racing engine. With a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots, this craft is not only fast, but stable and comfortable. On board you will find advanced fishing technology, including fishfinder and a wireless trolling motor. Up to four passengers can enjoy fishing and sight seeing aboard this boat.

While fishing off the coast of St. Petersburg you can target a variety of species, with your choice of numerous techniques. Capt. Joe is well versed in all types of fishing, from plug, fly, and live bait fishing to sight fishing. He provides spinning and fly fishing gear, featuring an assortment of quality brands such as Bay Bull, Penn, Daiwa, and Sage.

You can fish inshore and nearshore anytime of year for Redfish, Black Drum, Permit, Tripletail, Snapper, Grouper, and more. In spring and summer, Capt. Joe offers a series of Tarpon fishing trips dedicated exclusively to targeting this Silver King. Hardcore fishermen can join him during the same time of year to fish for Trophy Snook, as well, with the chance to bring home a specimen weighing over 25 lbs.

Wicked Fly Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. You may keep your catch, depending on the species, and Capt. Joe will clean and fillet it for you.

Come aboard today for an adventure you won’t soon forget!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Trophy Snook - 25+ lbs Guarantee
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 2000
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 500
    each additional person
    This trip isn't for the faint of heart. This trip usually takes place at night and lack of sleep is common, but I guarantee a snook of 25+ lbs on this trip. We fish big baits, big tackle, and heavy structure. If you want a trophy size Snook, this is the trip for you. A lot of effort goes into this trip, hence the price tag. If you're a hardcore Snook fisher you will love this trip and have a blast. Available March through November.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 Oct
    US$ 800
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is your chance to spend a day chasing the Silver King, with your choice of technique (live bait, plug, or fly). A fishing license and all the gear you need is provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 Oct
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This six hour trip gives you a couple of extra hours to fish for the Silver King, which can make all the difference. You can target Tarpon using live bait, plugs, or on fly. A fishing license and all gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip includes eight hours of inshore fishing, sight seeing, or shelling, with a short break for lunch (at a waterside restaurant or on the boat). Typical catches are Snook, Redfish, Trout, reef fish, and a variety of Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 Oct
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip includes four hours of Tarpon fishing (live bait, plug, or fly). A fishing license and gear are provided. This trip is available from March through October.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 Oct
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This half day Tarpon fishing trip is available from March through October. Come catch Silver King, with your choice of live bait, plug, or fly fishing. with live bait or on fly. A fishing license and gear are provided. Starting time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This six hour trip will take you fishing, shelling, or sight seeing. You can catch Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, and reef fish while fishing inshore. Quality gear and a fishing license are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Special - 5 Hours
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip includes 2 hours of fishing and 2 hours of shelling or sight seeing, with an hour for lunch at a dockside restaurant. You can combine these activities in any way you would like. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is your choice of four hours of fishing, shelling, or sight seeing. Catch typically includes Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, and reef fish. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip you will be fishing, shelling, or sight seeing. While fishing inshore you can catch Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Sharks, and reef fish. A fishing license and gear are provided. Starting time is flexible depending on conditions and your request.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Lake and Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Joe Eskay
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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Captain Joe Eskay has been fishing for as long as he can remember. Having a background in environmental science gives him the ability to better understand fish patterns and the system. He has more than 15 years of experience guiding charters. Capt. Joe says, "I became a fisherman because there is no better job in the world."
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 97%

St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Captain Joe was well prepared and provided an exceptional fishing experience for us. Caught fish and enjoyed informed conversation.

Fished February 22, 2018
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