Salty Gillz Fishing Charters

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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is an inshore flats and bay fishing trip for up to 4 anglers. You will be able to target Redfish, Trout, and Snook.
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About the Captain

Matthew Salgado
Tampa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish

Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout

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
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
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 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

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.87
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Experience
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Morning fishing trip with Captain Matthew
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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
100%
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Hil D.
Collingswood, NJ
 5.00
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Half day of fishing with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   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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Tim W.
Sawyer, MN
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Matthew

VERIFIED   March 17, 2019
One awesome guide! We will keep coming back!
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Joseph S.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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1/2 day trip with cot matt

VERIFIED   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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Randy S.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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3/4 Day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   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....
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Ann M.
Longwood, Florida
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Morning fishing trip with Captain Matthew

VERIFIED   August 2, 2017
After booking, I was contacted via email and phone call to answer questions and get prepared for charter. Matthew worked hard...
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