Tampa Rod & Bowfishing Charters

3011 West Cordelia Street
Tampa FL, United States

Tampa Rod & Bowfishing Charters is quite simply the best place to go if you are looking for some awesome inshore action, pitting your wits and your eyes against fast-moving fish in the murky shallows around the famous Tampa Bay. Fish either in the day or the night, using traditional rods and reels, or a style of fishing which has seen a surge in popularity over the past few year due to the sheer thrill it offers - bowfishing!

Captain Ike Carrasquillo’s 25’ Sea Chaser center console has been set up specifically for exciting inshore fishing. A cruising speed of over 50 knots rockets you off you to the very best spots, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and a trolling motor and power poles let you sneak through the shallows without spooking the fish once you get there. Night fishing? No problem! The boat has an array of super-bright flood lamps to light up even the most starless night, and her high-tech electronics can sound out the murky waters below no matter the conditions.

Captain Ike is a second generation captain who has been running charters for over 20 years. He has developed a true passion for bowfishing, and now specializes in this hands-on form of the sport. Before every trip, he will make sure everyone is comfortable handling and using the equipment, and once out on the water, he will be constantly on hand to offer his top tips and tricks, and to make sure you hit your target (almost) every time!

Every Tampa Bowfishing Charters trip comes with all the necessary equipment for either style of fishing, although you are of course welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Fishing licenses are also provided by the boat, and there is a cooler for any food and drink you bring, so all you need to do is turn up. At the end of the trip, Captain Ike will clean and fillet all your catch for you, ready to take home and enjoy, because with this level of action, you are bound to work up an appetite!

Tampa Rod & Bowfishing Charters is quite simply the best place to go if you are looking for some awesome inshore action, pitting your wits and your eyes against fast-moving fish in the murky shallows around the famous Tampa Bay. Fish either in th


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Boat Specs

Mako Pro Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Jigging
Bowfishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Cobia

 
Flounder
 
Ray

 
Redfish
 
Sheepshead

 
Snook
 
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
and 2 power poles
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
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 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
13 and up for bowfishing trips (able to pull 25 lb)
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

Ike Carrasquillo
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since October 2015
Captain Ike Carrasquillo is a second generation fishing guide, and the passion for fishing runs in his blood. He is an expert in bowfishing, and is a Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff Guide, and a well-known member of the bowfishing scene in Tampa. If you are looking for the best fishing Tampa has to offer, then Captain Ike is your man!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Our trip with capt Ike was outstanding! He is a great guide and really knows his stuff. Only thing I would do differently is to book the trip straight through Ike you can get his # off Facebook it will save you money !

Fished August 2, 2017
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