Florida Reels Fishing Charters

Florida Reels Fishing Charters are located where Florida meets fishing - in Tampa Bay! The Tampa Bay estuary is loaded with the inshore sport fish everyone desires to catch, and most of the fish offer great table fare.

Enjoy a day loaded with sightseeing, boating, and fishing with a USCG licensed Captain Christopher Taylor. There is much to see in the way of wildlife above and below the water that Captain Christopher can show you. He has over 20 years of experience fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and will take you out for an experience that will last a lifetime!

You will fish aboard his 20 foot Starcraft Bay center console boat, powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. The speedy vessel will take you to the best and most productive fishing grounds easily and in style. It contains all the safety equipment and electronics you’ll need on the trip, as well as a live bait tank where you will store your baits until you get to the fishing grounds.

Florida Reels Fishing Charters will take you fishing for Black Drum, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Spotted Seatrout and the mighty fighter Tarpon.

You will have all the fishing gear provided by Captain Christopher, and he will happily clean your catch at the end of your trip so you can take it home for a nice dinner.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On the full day trip, you can target more species such as Black Drum, Sheepshead, Redfish, Goliath Grouper and other species as you'll have plenty of time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Snook. The 3/4 day charter covers the fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and whatever else bites. Half day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Lightning Bolt Special
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip allows anglers with limited time to get out on the water and fish for whatever is biting within a short 2 hour time frame.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Starcraft Bay (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since September 2015
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Captain Christopher Taylor is a Tampa Florida native and a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay area has to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the Captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. Captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Beautiful morning on the water
Mess of mackerel
Half day afternoon trip - saved our day
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93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Olivia M.
St. Petersburg, FL
 5.00
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Afternoon bay trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  March 8, 2019
Started slow finished strong. Capt Taylor was very knowledgeable and a nice guy. Put us on some large snook. I look forward...
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Dan G.
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half day afternoon trip - saved our day

VERIFIED   March 27, 2018
After a last minute cancellation by another charter company due to equipment issues, Capt Chris was able to take us on a great...
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Travis P.
Aurora, Colorado
 5.00
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Beautiful morning on the water

VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
Capt.Taylor was able to get us on some fish quickly and it turned out to be a fairly productive morning no wall hangers this...
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William V.
St. Petersburg, FL
 4.67
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Half day Capt Chris

VERIFIED   June 22, 2018
Capt brought us to a spot where they were hitting as soon as bait hit water. In 2 hours we nearly limited out with 26. He took...
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W F.
Charlotte, NC
 4.67
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Captain Taylor leads a great trip

VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
Chris is experienced.  He knows his stuff.  You’ll catch fish.  It’s a nice combination.
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