Reel Lucky Fishing Charters is truly jack-of-all-trades in the charter business. Whether you’re interested in inshore, nearshore, or offshore fishing trips, they have the equipment to match the task.

The Reel Lucky Too is a fully custom-built 2019 25’ Texas-style C Hawk. Equipped with a bimini top for shade and enclosed head/toilet. This boat is able to creep across shallow flats with its wireless trolling engine or charge it offshore comfortably and quickly with a 250 HP Suzuki engine. As well as do everything in between. It is the perfect boat to sample the different fisheries the Florida Gulf Coast offers.

If the weather changes last minute this boat can adapt and convert to an optimal inshore charter without having to cancel and ruin your trip.

Inshore trips include fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Cobia, and Sharks. This fishing is done on the flats and along mangrove lines where it’s easy to tuck out of the wind if necessary providing a comfortable fishing experience for those who may have a tendency to get sea-sick.

Nearshore trips take you to wrecks and reefs less than 9 miles from shore where the fish are bigger. The species you can encounter on these trips are nearly limitless. This is basically an offshore experience for half the cost. On wrecks, you can simultaneously fish light, mid and heavy tackle for a myriad of species while fishing a handline for the epic 300 lb+ Goliath Grouper Tug-o-War!

All trips include fishing licenses, top-end Shimano, G. Loomis, and custom-built rods, live and dead bait, music, ice, cold and dry storage,  photos, videos, fish cleaning, and beach/snorkeling if you desire.

Customize your adventure with Captain Joseph DePhillips So he can tailor the perfect experience for your group. Book your adventure with Reel Lucky Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    Depending on the weather, you can visit any fishing spot you want. Stay inshore or go far offshore - there's enough time for everything. There's always something to catch in these waters, so it doesn't matter what time of year you decide to join.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    Target Goliath Grouper, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Snapper, and many more. The captain covers all of your fishing equipment, licenses, and even cleans your catch after the trip. You only need to pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Target all kinds of inshore and nearshore species, such as Grouper, Snapper, Redfish, Shark, Snook, Tarpon, and many more. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join, so don't hesitate to start your day of adventure.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $850
    This trip will take you inshore or nearshore, depending upon weather and seasons. You will fish till sunset and then return to the dock. The crew will cover your fishing equipment and clean your catch after the trip, so you can look forward to a tasty dinner.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and many other species. The crew will take care of your fishing licenses and equipment, so you only need to pack some snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:15 PM
    $600
    This short trip is perfect for those who are looking for a more laid-back day on the water. Explore inshore and nearshore spots and catch your dinner. Fish until sunset then return to dock. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
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About the Captain

Joseph Dephillips
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
28 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
26 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2021
My father was a founding member and officer of B.A.S.S and I grew up fishing. I've spent decades working as a commercial fisherman. Starting as a deckhand and eventually working my way up to Captain of commercial grouper bandit boats, Stone crab boats, and net boats.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Custom C Hawk (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP 2019 Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
82%
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 21, 2021
We had two teenage boys that were wanting to go on a fishing trip.  The Captain and his first mate were awesome.  The two...
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Gulfport, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on October 16, 2021
Outstanding customer service. Extremely Knowledgable.  Wonderful clean boat.  Captain Joe and First Mate Chris made the trip! ...
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Fun day fishing with Captain Joseph

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 18, 2021
We had the best day with Captain Joseph for our first time saltwater fishing. Even though the winds were not nice to us, he...
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Shark Fishing

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 15, 2021
Pros: Captain and team did a great job keeping us on the fish. As always some spots are hit and miss but wow we caught a lot...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 3, 2021
Great trip…highly recommend..captain and first mate top notch….if you want to catch fish…these are the go to guys..bar...
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FAQs about Reel Lucky Fishing Charters

Reel Lucky Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $35 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $35 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $55 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $55 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Lucky Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Lucky Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel Lucky Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Reel Lucky Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Reel Lucky Fishing Charters include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail