Florida Reels Fishing Charters

37th Ave N and Poplar st
St. Petersburg FL, United States

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.

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 wi


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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Cobia

 
Jack Crevalle
 
Redfish

 
Seabass (Black)
 
Sheepshead

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Spotted Seatrout

 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since September 2015
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%

St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.64 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Fished April 29, 2017
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The captain was a reasonably nice guy, however, the boat was very small and it appeared to be in disrepair because it had a broken windshield.  It was not setup to accommodate anglers because it did not have any rod holders towards the bow, did not have any way to hold drinks while fishing and it did not have any type of top to block the sun.  I was on the trip with my future wife and in 4 hours she was not even given the chance to hold a pole.  We both have extensive fishing experience and we were treated like we did not know how to fish.  The captain did most all the fishing, other than myself getting the chance to fish for about 45 minutes of the 4 hour trip.  We did not catch any fish and the overall experience was less than favorable so we declined the opportunity to extend the trip.  My feeling is that if someone is expected to pay $400 for 2 people to fish, they should seek to find an outfit the has a better boat and a captain that is more customer focused.

Fished April 1, 2017
Christopher Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 3, 2017

Blaine,

I’m sorry that you did not enjoy your trip, I tried my best to get the fish to bite, we did manage to hook into a few Snook. I did also allow you to fish with a rod. I apologize for the cracked windshield however a customer slammed into it while fighting a nice fish the previous trip and was unable to replace it in the small amount of time. My boat is designed for fishing shallow water flats and I explained this to you before departure it’s not a huge boat however it gets the job done and has plenty of fishing space. I can’t help the cup holder issue ill try and find a way to allow holding space for beverages soon. I hope this helps.

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When I say Capt. Chris was awesome… I mean he was frickin awesome!!! This is the guide all the other guides call to get on the fish!! We had boats tailing us all day and we still caught more than the lot! Chris was hilarious and while we were searching for fish he had my wife and I rolling with his jokes and personality!! Highly recommend this guy and will book only with him next trip! Caught the biggest red I’ve ever caught my whole like 35 inches(that’s the truth not a fish tale

Fished April 1, 2017
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