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!

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 e


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  • Trophy Snook - 25+ lbs Guarantee
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2000 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 500 each additional person
  • Full Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Full Day Trip - Inshore
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 600 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person

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
Checks
Bank Transfer
American Express
PayPal

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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Fished July 31, 2017
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