If you are looking for a relaxing day out on the water with your family and friends or want to land that trophy fish, Salty Gillz Fishing Charters will get you where you need to be.

This is a family-friendly company that offers bay and flats fishing trips in the Tampa Bay Area. Explore the shallow waters and get your hands on Redfish, Trout, and Snook. The list of your potential catches will depend on the season. You may also encounter Tarpon, Cobia, Shark, Snapper, Grouper, and Flounder among other species in the bay.

Whether you are a local resident or a visitor from out of town, there is a trip for you. All you have to do is hop onboard a 22’ Action Craft center console, a clean, seaworthy fishing vessel. This boat comes powered by a 200 HP Mercury engine and has plenty of room for up to 4 anglers.

The vessel is outfitted with modern navigational and fishfinding electronics, as well as a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride and a livewell filled with bait to make sure no fish can resist your hooks.

Your trip will include all the necessary gear, tackle, bait, lures, and fishing licenses. A complimentary fish cleaning service will also be available at the end of the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    This full-day trip is great for those who want to get the waters all to themselves. You will be fishing for Redfish, Trout, and Snook, as well as Cobia, Tarpon, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, and other species if the season allows.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    This six-hour trip is great for those anglers who want to check more productive spots. You will be concentrating on Redfish, Trout, and Snook.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    This is an inshore flats and bay fishing trip for up to 4 anglers. You will be able to target Redfish, Trout, and Snook.

About the Captain

Matthew Salgado
Tampa, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2015
Salty Gillz Fishing Charters is run by Captain Matthew Salgado. A Florida native, he is a 4th generation angler in the Tampa Bay area. The local waters have always been his backyard and he knows them like the back of his hand. Capt. Matthew has successfully taken part in various Redfish tournaments over the past decade, both artificial and live bait series.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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6 hr trip with Capt. Matthew was awesome!
6 hr trip with Capt. Matthew was awesome!
6 hr trip with Capt. Matthew was awesome!
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Olga L.
Clearwater, Florida
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6 hr trip with Capt. Matthew was awesome!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 27, 2021
Capt. Matthew knew where the fish were,  we caught so many. I caught a 34’ snook and hubby caught one that was 37 inches. ...
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Joseph S.
Tampa, Florida
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1/2 day trip with cot matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 25, 2017
Matt knows where to find the fish! My two teen sons and I enjoyed a morning catching snook and reds with Matt. He related very...
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Hil D.
Collingswood, NJ
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Half day of fishing with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 23, 2019
Great day on the water with Captain Matt.  He put is right on some snook and finished the day with some nice reds.
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Randy S.
Orlando, FL
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3/4 Day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 3, 2018
We had a fantastic time with Captain Matt!  He was great making sure we were taken care of, especially my wife and boys. He...
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Sawyer, MN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 17, 2019
One awesome guide! We will keep coming back!
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FAQs about Salty Gillz Fishing Charters

Salty Gillz Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Gillz Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Salty Gillz Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Salty Gillz Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Salty Gillz Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Salty Gillz Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon