Based out of Holiday, Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

Come on aboard with Capt. Derek, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like trolling, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 5 to 12-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and Sheepshead, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

Your adventure begins on board a 25’ Carolina Skiff boat that can fit a maximum of 4 anglers. The boat is fitted with an ice box, and a wireless trolling motor.

The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water. The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip.

Catch and release is encouraged, however you’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Up for a family trip? This is a children-friendly business, so bring your loved ones to share these memories with.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Skinny D’s Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $399
    Half Day trips are fishing around the Anclote River, Fl area for inshore game fish. For example; Snook, Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, and other fish species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    Skinny D’s 3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $500
    3/4 Day trips are fishing around the Anclote River, Fl area for inshore game fish. For example; Snook, Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, and other fish species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    Skinny D’s Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $700
    Full Day trips are fishing around the Anclote River, Fl area for inshore game fish. For example; Snook, Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, and other fish species
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    Skinny D’s Extended Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $800
    Extended trips are fishing around the Anclote River, Fl area for inshore game fish. For example; Snook, Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, and other fish species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
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FAQs about Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures

Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $399 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Skinny D’s Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Skinny D’s 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Skinny D’s Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Skinny D’s Extended Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano 4000 series stradics with fast action rods)
  • Live Bait (Depends on the time of year. )
  • Lures (Soft bait lures)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Gratuity will be greatly appreciated!)
  • Drinks (Bottle water/ice)
  • Fishing License

Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (3000 to 4000 series reels with fast action rods)
  • Trolling (Trolling artificial and live bait )
  • Spinning (Live bait fishing with 3000-4000 series reels)
  • Jigging (Throwing artificial lures for inshore game fish)
  • Popping (Using popping corks with live and artificial baits)
  • Drift Fishing (Drift fishing over grass flats/drop offs)

Top targeted fish species with Skinny D’s Fishing Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Derek Stakelin
Holiday, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
2 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2022
I’m originally from a small town called Cynthiana, Kentucky, and grew up fishing rivers, lakes, ponds, creeks, etc. I moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 2004 and fell in love w/ inshore fishing. Passionate about helping people catch fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
3000 to 4000 series reels with fast action rods
Trolling
Trolling artificial and live bait
Spinning
Live bait fishing with 3000-4000 series reels
Jigging
Throwing artificial lures for inshore game fish
Popping
Using popping corks with live and artificial baits
Drift Fishing
Drift fishing over grass flats/drop offs

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano 4000 series stradics with fast action rods
Live Bait
Depends on the time of year.
Lures
Soft bait lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Gratuity will be greatly appreciated!
Drinks
Bottle water/ice
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Gladly appreciate the conservation of game fish

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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
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Fishing Trip with Captain Derek

VERIFIED   Skinny D’s 3/4 Day Trip on April 29, 2023
Awesome experience with Captain Derek! He was very helpful, knowledgeable and knew the area very well!
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Awesome fishing trip

VERIFIED   Skinny D’s 3/4 Day Trip on April 1, 2023
It was an absolute blast, everyone on the boat had a great, caught a-lot of fish, the captain was very informational on the...
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