Homegrown Fishing Charters

Riverview Boulevard
Bradenton FL, United States

Captain Colby Flinn offers inshore and nearshore charter trips from Tampa Bay to Sarasota Bay and up to nine miles offshore. He has over twenty years experience fishing this area and is well equipped to guide you to the hottest fishing spots around Bradenton, Florida.

During your charter trip you will be fishing aboard a 23 ft Parker Saltwater fishing boat that has been recently restored to make sure it is in the best condition for charter trips. Featuring a 250 HP Yamaha four stroke motor, the boat will take you to the best fishing spots in no time, and its full complement of marine electronics will aid your captain in finding the fish.

Depending on the trip you choose, you could explore the inshore bays and backwaters for Redfish, Snook, and Trout, or venture offshore to tackle Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish and more at the nearshore wrecks and reefs. Captain Colby also offers specialist Tarpon trips during Tarpon season, which usually runs from late April to early September.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Tarpon fishing for 8 hrs gives you a better chance to get the tide just right for an epic bite.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore/ Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Flounder or nearshore wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper and many more
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing for the Silver King (Tarpon), one of the hardest fighting fish in the Gulf
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish. Trout, and Flounder
  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Flounder
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Flounder
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Parker (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

About the Captain

Colby Flinn
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Member since March 2016
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Capt Colby Flinn has 21yrs homegrown experience fishing from Tampa Bay to South Sarasota Bay. He specializes in inshore fishing for Redfish, Snook, and Trout, and fishing the nearshore wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish, big Goliath Grouper and much more. He is also an avid freshwater fisherman, regularly participating successfully in state tournaments.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 98%

Bradenton Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.86 out of 5 stars from 31 reviews

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Started our trip off earlier because it heats up quick here in the Summer. Captain Colby did a great job taking us to a few different spots. He was helping us left and right making sure we had a great experience. I would totally use him again!

Fished July 13, 2018
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Fished July 3, 2018
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We caught so many species with Capt. Colby. We caught tarpon, trout, jacks, snapper, and lots of snook. He had a ton of great live baits and nice equipment. We will definitely book again.

Fished June 17, 2018
Colby Flinn (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 17, 2018
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Fishing Reports

Beat the heat

July 17, 2018

Great inshore fishing for trout and snook with some redfish and mangrove snapper mixed in good juvenile tarpon bite in the early morning 10-40 lbs Read Full Report →


Summer is here

June 23, 2018

Full on summer fishing great snook and trout bite and juvenile tarpon early morning before it gets crazy hot mid day Read Full Report →