Fish On Florida Charters

Fish On Florida offers super exciting fishing trips in the beautiful and rich waters of Tampa, Florida. They can take you to the best spots that only a few know about and put you right on a wide variety of fish. Whether you are into game fish or interested in catching a nice dinner fish, these guys will help you.

They are operated by Captain Woody Hinson who’s been fishing his whole life and spends every waking minute on the water, or in it. He is a passionate conservationist who cares deeply about the local fisheries and promotes and practices catch and release fishing.

Captain Woody will take you fishing on his 24 foot Mako center console boat, built in 1975, and restored in 2016. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 54 knots that makes it pretty fast. You’ll find the latest Humminbird Helix 9 SI DI GPS and a Humminbird fishfinder, a Minn Kota I pilot wireless trolling motor and all the safety equipment needed for the trip.

Fish On Florida invites you to take part in nearshore, inshore, flats and bay fishing charters on the beautiful waters around Tampa Bay, Florida. You could be fishing for a variety of desirable saltwater game fish such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Tripletail, Kingfish, Cobia, Mahi Mahi and more, depending on the season and conditions.

Captain Woody Hinson offers special deals for veterans so please inquire for more details.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore & Nearshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full-day fishing trip will see you fishing the inshore and nearshore waters for Groupers, Snappers, Cobia, Redfish, Kingfish, Tripletail, and other local species. The more time you have on the water, the better the fishing is.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Scalloping
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 23 Sep
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    Scalloping for a whole day is great fun for the whole family. You'll get to snorkel in 3-6' clear water in the Gulf at the mouth of Homosassa River. You can either clean your scallops yourself, or pay a local to do it for you once you return to the shore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Flats & Backcountry
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish the flats and backcountry where you'll sight cast for Redfish, Snook, and Trout. You'll fish with artificial and live baits in the beautiful backcountry. You can also enjoy the wildlife, with birds and many aquatic species inhabiting the areas you fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    Scalloping is a great family fun trip where you snorkel in 3-6' clear water in the Gulf at the mouth of Homosassa River. On the way out, you'll see Dolphins, Manatees, and other sea and bird life. On the river, you'll travel back in time cruising through old Florida much the way it was before development. See Monkey Island and you can opt for a trip up river to swim and enjoy Homosassa Springs crystal clear water. At the end of your day, you can clean your scallops yourself or pay a local.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Mako CC (Center console) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 54 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Woody Hinson
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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I’ve been fishing my whole life and running charters on the Gulf coast for over 10 years. When I was a small boy my family fished all the time. Being raised in the country we had streams, rivers, and lakes all around us. I spent all my free time either fishing or hunting. The best part of running charters is my clients and their families. I have had the honor and pleasure of being part of a lifetime of memories with them. From their first catch to their biggest. From avid anglers to beginners, I enjoy teaching as well as learning from them. Every catch is a catch of a lifetime! Time on the water is time well spent!
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Sandy L.
Wichita Falls, Texas
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Fun Fhishing Day Adventure !!!!

February 9, 2016
“If you’re in Florida or even live in the area, a day of fishing with Cpt. Woody Hinson( Fish On Florida Charters)...
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Rhonda R.
Fountain, Florida
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Scalloping

August 14, 2016
Me, my good friend, my daughter and her friend went on a scalloping charter with Captain Woody and his deck hand, we had a...
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Jonathon M.
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Full day trip with captain Woody

April 23, 2015
He supplied all the gear and bait. We went right to the fish and on the fish all day. Everything was clean and looked professional....
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Carlos T.
Carrollton, Texas
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Great Day of Fishing

November 25, 2015
Weather was not ideal and the fishing was slow, but Captain Woody worked hard to make the trip successful. Managed a but of...
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Richard C.
Susanville, California
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Full Day Trip- Fishing

April 17, 2012
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