Florida Reels Fishing Charters – TA

Florida Reels Fishing Charters are located where Florida meets fishing – in Tampa Bay! The Tampa Bay estuary is brimming with the inshore sport fish everyone wants to catch. Captain Christopher Taylor has over 20 years of experience fishing these waters and he will take you out for an experience that you’ll never forget!

You’ll fish aboard his 21’ Clearwater center console boat, powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine. 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 bait until you get to the fishing grounds.

You will have all the fishing gear provided by Capt. Christopher, you’ll fish using live bait. The captain will be happy to clean your catch at the end of your trip so you can take it home for a nice dinner, or to fill the freezer.

There is much to see in the way of wildlife above and below the water. Capt. Christopher 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.

Feel free to bring your kids along for the ride, and make some amazing new family memories. Make sure to pack some food and drinks so you can stay refreshed throughout the day, as well as some sunscreen for your protection, and you’re all set.

Join Florida Reels Fishing Charters, explore the productive Florida waters, and have the fishing trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip–Inshore (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $350
    On this trip, for a short duration you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and whats biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top however don’t forget the sunscreen. This trip has limited time compared to other trips. The trip lasts 2 hours.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    On this trip, for a short duration you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. The trip lasts 4-5 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $450
    On this trip, for a short duration you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. The trip lasts 4-5 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (3:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 10 - May 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $450
    On this trip, for a short duration you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. The trip lasts 4-5 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
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FAQs about Florida Reels Fishing Charters – TA

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – TA offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip–Inshore (7AM) (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (3:30PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – TA, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar

Trips booked with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – TA include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – TA offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – TA offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – TA include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Tampa, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
143 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have 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 and Boca Grande. 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. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Clearwater (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Sonar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (30)
Friendly guide
Friendly guide
 Chris was as good as they come.
+27
Angler rating
44
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
89%
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Tommy G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Capt Chris is the guy you want

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) on April 7, 2024
Absolutely had a blast! Chris took us to an awesome spot and helped us make an amazing memory for my wife, my son, my nephew...
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Colton E.
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4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Friendly guide

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) on April 8, 2024
Guide is nice and outgoing will put you on some fish. Was hoping to catch more species of fish but it was pretty windy so we...
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Steve G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Caught an amazing shark

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) on March 15, 2024
Chris is a veteran and it shows through his details. I’m a disabled veteran and he made my Day awesome:)
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David B.
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time. Knowledgeable captain,

VERIFIED   4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) on June 10, 2023
Great with kids, caught only 3, but we could see the fish we were after, they just weren’t eating. Highly recommend for 1st...
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Michael B.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Chris was as good as they come.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) on October 21, 2023
It was my first time fishing with my cousin and Chris made it an enjoyable experience. What a great guy! His knowledge of the...
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