If you’re ready to get hooked on fishing in Clearwater Florida, book a trip with Hook N’ Run Fishing Charters.

These waters hold game fish like Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Grunt, Pompano, and more if conditions allow. You’ll target your catch by spinning, trolling, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Thinking of bringing the whole family? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise you should bring your own. You’re welcome to bring snacks to maintain your energy throughout the trip!

Capt. Jonathan operates a 21’ Skeeter bay boat that holds up to 4 passengers. It has all the essentials. Capt. Fitz will supply rods and reels for you. Live bait is available.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Keep in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

It’s never a bad idea to bring sunglasses, sunblock (non-spray), and a hat. There will be some drinks on offer, but let the captain know if you wish to bring your own. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now, come aboard with Hook N’ Run Fishing Charters and get hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour sunset cruise
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $375
    Kick back and relax as we cruise along Clearwater beach or the intercostal water ways watching a beautiful sunset
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $375
    Two-hour trips are ideal trips for beginners looking to learn the basics of fishing or for those who are just wanting to get on the water for a short period of time and catch a saltwater fish. Capt. Fitz recommends booking a four-hour trip to ensure a memorable trip with a variety of fish but two-hour trips are still a good choice!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $375
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3hr Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    3hr Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $450
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 21 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    On a 4-hour trip, you'll have enough time to specifically target a species you have in mind. On calm days, you and the captain will be able to go a few miles offshore as well as fish inshore so you can experience everything on the offer!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Scalloping Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Aug 18
    US $600
    4 hour scalloping trip were you will be snorkeling around in crystal clear water while snatching some tasty scallops. All gear is provided. Can add time to this trip or split it up with some fishing. Season is July 10 - Aug 18th
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    The 6hr Trip gives a little extra time to find those quality fish! so book now for an unforgettable experience on the water!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $750
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 Hour shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    US $850
    Tarpon fishing. The most sought out inshore gamefish. Truly a bucket list fish. Trips start out at 6 hours minimum and can go up to 8. Alot more time and patience goes in to targeting these silver kings. This is the time of year to do it.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $950
    Fish inshore or nearshore. Your main targets are Redfish, Trout, and Snook, but the possibilities are endless. You and the captain can also go for a meat trip in hopes of filling your cooler with fresh catch. The captain will provide all the rods, tackle, bait, as well as fishing licenses. The price also includes a cooler with water and ice.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
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Best part of our vacation!

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour sunset cruise on July 5, 2024
My wife and I had an absolutely amazing experience on the water with Captain Fitz! Jonathan was prompt, professional, and incredibly...
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Shirrell T.
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Full Day Trip with Capt. Fitz

NEW  8 Hour Trip (AM) on June 21, 2024
The kind of quality and professionalism we were looking for. What an amazing day spent on the water! We were about...
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Sean C.
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Great Experience w/Captain Fitzpatrick!

VERIFIED   NEW  3hr Trip (PM) on July 6, 2024
Thanks to Captain Fitzpatrick for his service in the Army!  Our family of 4 took a 3 hour afternoon trip.  We started inshore...
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Jay J.
Tampa, Florida
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Great trip with a great captain

NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 30, 2024
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Brianna A.
Largo, Florida
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Half day fishing

4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 1, 2024
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FAQs about Hook N’ Run Fishing Charters

Hook N’ Run Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour sunset cruise (2 hours)
  • 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 (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3hr Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3hr Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Scalloping Trip (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour shark Trip (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Tarpon (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Hook N’ Run Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait is included )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No I do not )
  • Drinks (I will have water on the boat with Ice. Feel free to bring whatever just no glass bottles )
  • Fishing License (My license covers all guests )

Hook N’ Run Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hook N’ Run Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Hook N’ Run Fishing Charters include:
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Jonathan Fitzpatrick
Belleair Bluffs, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
8 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2024
Hello! I’m Captain Jonathan Fitzpatrick, your expert guide to the finest fishing spots in Clearwater and the Tampa Bay area. With a lifelong passion for fishing, I bring over two decades of experience in both inshore and offshore fishing. My goal is to ensure that both novice and seasoned anglers have a memorable and successful outing. As a former U.S. Army Paratrooper, I settled in the stunning waters around Clearwater after my service concluded. This region is not just where I live; it's where I excel. My deep understanding of these waters guarantees that we'll be fishing in the most productive spots, promising a thrilling experience. Join me on the water where enthusiasm meets expertise, and let’s enjoy a day of great catches and great stories.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grunt Grunt
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait is included
Catch cleaning & filleting
No I do not
Drinks
I will have water on the boat with Ice. Feel free to bring whatever just no glass bottles
Fishing License
My license covers all guests

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Just need to have appropriate life jacket
No Smoking
Catch and Release Allowed

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 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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