Florida Reels Fishing Charters

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5108 W Gandy Blvd.
Tampa 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.

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Boat Specs

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

20 ft
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

Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Tampa, 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%

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Customer Reviews

4.96 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Chris was great. Moved us around to different spots when we weren’t getting any hits. Even though we didn’t catch any big enough to keep, our day was a success. Will definitely book with him again.

Melissa Lovell  • Fished March 9, 2017
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Our Captain met us on time, ready to go. He had us all setup to catch redfish and snook in less than 1/2 an hour, and we were getting bites until an ignorant boater motored in less than 20 yards from us and scared our school of finning reds away. Nobody around for miles and this knucklehead pulls up right next to us to hit our chummed up fish. He was such an idiot he even pointed to schools of Reds leaving the area, more boaters pulled in and within 30 minutes there were 17 boats all close enough to us to throw a beer at. We caught nothing but two small hammerheads all morning, we moved several times and each time other boats would swarm us just hoping we knew what we were doing. Ended up getting shutout and fished the docks on the way back but no luck. Brought back nothing for dinner. The Captain was great and I would recommend him again, you just can’t account for what other boaters will do on the water sometimes.

Sean Ward  • Fished September 16, 2016
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We had a Great time with Capt Chris over the weekend and my father in-law Jack. The weather was super and we fished in calm water. Really enjoyed the catch and release action all morning and Jack could not have been Happier!

Jerry Aquino  • Fished May 29, 2016
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Fishing Reports

Tampa Bays Red Water

March 21, 2017

Spring is here and the Redfish have made their presence known. Schools in the hundreds have been sited all over the Tampa Bay. Our last trip we caught several Redfish within the slot (keeping size), and many over slot… Read Full Report →