Enjoy a ride to the inshore waters, flats, and backcountry of St. Petersburg, Florida and have a memorable time fishing with Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC! Captain John Funk has got the knowledge, skills, and experience to provide you with a productive and fun fishing trip you’ll surely want to experience again. Join him aboard and have a terrific time fishing!

Your boat for the day will be an 18’ Bay Craft flats boat that can accommodate up to 3 anglers. It runs on a 115 HP Evinrude engine and is rigged with all the modern GPS, fishfinder, as well as radio electronics used for safe and efficient movement on the water. The boat is equipped with a livewell to provide you with live bait.

On your trip, you’ll have the chance to target Black Seabass, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, and more. The fishing techniques you can use include bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, fly fishing, drift fishing, and even spearfishing. Both you and the captain can keep the fish you catch and you’re are free to bring kids on your trip.

The captain will provide everything from the fishing tackle to bait to snacks and drinks to licenses. He can also clean your catch for free. You should bring your own fly fishing and spearfishing gear if you intend to use those techniques on your trip.

Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC is waiting to take you on a fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Explore beautiful Tampa Bay and the surrounding Florida estuaries and have a great time searching for many different fish species. Your captain provides you with everything you need for a successful and fun trip. The departure time is 8:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

John Funk
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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5 Customer Reviews
Member since July 2021
Come visit Captain John in St. Petersburg and enjoy a wonderful inshore fishing experience in Florida!

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Bay Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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David C.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Great Day with Captain Funk!

Half Day Trip on July 10, 2021
Captain Funk did a great job accommodating my 3 year old son and I around the Tampa Bay area. I really wanted my son to enjoy...
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Susan K.
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Fishing with John

Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
Such a great time with captain funk. I’m an not an avid fisher, off shore or in shore. I do know how to and catch a fish...
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Brittany C.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Family Friendly

Half Day Trip on July 16, 2021
I always enjoy a family fishing charter with captain John. My son absolutely loves him. He knows all the local spot for prime...
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Will M.
San Juan
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Awesome trip

Half Day Trip on July 23, 2021
He took us out and it was awesome.  Highly recommend
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Angela B.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Half Day Trip on May 23, 2020
Johnny was an awesome guide. We caught many fish, had plenty of boat and was able to try different spots.
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FAQs about Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC

Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC offers the following trip to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Funked Up Fishing Charters LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon