Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides is here for anglers of all skill levels! Join Captain Clay, who has over 50 years of fishing experience and a long line of happy customers he guided over those years. Lots of people caught their first fish on his boat with the tips they learned from him. Now, it’s time for your family or group of friends to get your slice of the action.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 19’ Polar skiff that accommodates up to 4 anglers. She’s powered by a Yamaha 115 HP engine and will take you to your spot in no time. There’s enough space for every angler to fish in comfort.

You get to choose if you’re going to target freshwater or saltwater species. The first option takes you after Crappie and Largemouth Bass, while the latter explores flats and inshore spots for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. Sort out the details with the captain in advance, so he can find the right spot.

All fishing equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and lures are covered by the captain. He also takes care of your fishing licenses and cleans your catch after the trip. You only need to pack snacks and drinks for the day.

The trip with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides is what you want it to be - a fun day of bonding with your family, learning more about fishing, relaxing in nature, or all of those things at once.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Target Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Snook, and more, or go after Crappie and Largemouth Bass. With more time on this trip, you'll have more chances for a better and more versatile catch. Let the captain know if you're fishing for the first time and need an introduction to the equipment.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Get the taste of this incredible sport. Join the experienced captain on this short but fun adventure. Even 4 hours can be enough to make a long-lasting memory, so bring your friends and family along. Target Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, and many more.
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About the Captain

Clay Philips
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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Member since August 2020
Captain Clay Philips has over 50 years of fishing experience in the coastal waters of the St. Augustine area. Captain Clay Philips grew up fishing on the St. Johns River and Intracoastal Waterway. A seasoned fisherman, he learned the "family business" from his father, a well-known guide for over forty years.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Crappie Crappie

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Polar (Skiff) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Live Bait Well
Live Bait Well

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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 30, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Clay. He was very knowledgeable and patient with our questions and lack of experience. He...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on July 5, 2021
One of the best fishing experiences I’ve had!
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Afternoon fishing.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on April 25, 2021
Had a great time on the water with Captain Clay. Caught a variety of fish, a lot of “trash” and a couple nice keepers....
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Cavour, WI
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4 hours with Captain Clay

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on March 31, 2021
We had a great experience with Clay. We caught our limit and he is an excellent fish guide. He was on time, has excellent fishing...
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Fishing with Clay

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on July 29, 2021
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FAQs about Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19', you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Crappie
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon