FLP Fishing Charters

FLP Fishing Charters runs angling trips out of Clearwater and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

Capt. Michael aims to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let him know what you’re after! Depending on the trip and species, you’ll be using techniques like light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning. You’re looking at 2 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Cobia, Tarpon, Shark, depending on the weather and time of year.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 22’ Scout boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat features an ice box, and a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what matters, fishing.

No need to worry about fishing licenses, as they will be provided and handled by the charter.

You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip, but you’re welcome to release them if you decide to.

The price of your trip also includes complimentary water, but you’re welcome to bring your own drinks and food. Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests.

Children are welcome aboard, so you’re good to get the young ones started early.

Book your trip now and hit the water with FLP Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $375
    2-hour inshore fishing trip for Snook, Redfish, and Trout and Snapper
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $375
    Starts at 11 am
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $375
    Starts at 2 pm
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 hour Solo Trip (1 Person Max)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    A 6 hour trip tailored for a solo guest.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    Inshore trip targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    Inshore trip targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    6 hours of inshore fishing for big Snook, Redfish and Trout.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Extra Long Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    8 hours of fishing inshore for Snook, Redfish, and Trout. Plenty of time to shell on remote beaches or have cocktails and lunch at Frenchy's.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Caught fish
94%
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Billy V.
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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If You’re Not First, You’re Last!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 1, 2024
Had a great time with Captain Michael Barrett today!  This man knows when to go, where to go, how to catch it, and how to...
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Alyssa P.
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Siblings First Fish at Sea

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (Midday) on December 28, 2023
We showed up like 30 minutes late and our Captain was super understanding and patient with our tardiness. He steadily attended...
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Fabien D.
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Half day trip with Capt. Mike Barett

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2023
I was out with two other people. Capt. made contact with us to ask if we were ready to leave earlier than 8 am, to ensure a...
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Fred F.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 24, 2024
Capt. Mike took our family out for a half day of fishing. He was also great with the kids (4 & 8). The bait and rods were ready...
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Jerry M.
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You won’t be disappointed had a great time was very patient with my grandson and my wife and myself knows how to catch fish
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FAQs about FLP Fishing Charters

FLP Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (Midday) (2 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 6 hour Solo Trip (1 Person Max) (6 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Extra Long Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with FLP Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (water only)
  • Fishing License

FLP Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

FLP Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with FLP Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Michael Barrett
Clearwater, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
53 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2022
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.
Raised in Central Florida, have been fishing the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay for 40 years. Graduated from Eastlake High. Have always been fascinated with our local habitats around Pinellas County. Have fish from Hudson to the Skyway. I'm an inshore specialist. Specializing in big snook. Love to watch my clients catch fish, no matter what species. Great at giving knowledge on fishing and teaching knots. My motto: Know your Fish (F). Know the location of the fish (L). And your Presentation (P). Get it right, and it leads to a spectacular adventure.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop

Boat specs

Scout (Bay boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
water only
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Clearwater to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
If you choose
Disabled Accessible
Depending on wheelchair

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

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