Homegrown Fishing Charters

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 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    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 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Fishing for the Silver King (Tarpon), one of the hardest fighting fish in the Gulf
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish. Trout, and Flounder
  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Flounder
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Flounder

About the Captain

Colby Flinn
Bradenton, Florida, United States
21 Fishing Reports
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Hogfish Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip with Captain Colby
Half day trip with Captain Colby
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Angler Rating
30
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Jon R.
Brandon, Florida
 5.00
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Full day with captain Jon

VERIFIED   January 8, 2018
Started off by receiving a phone call Captain Cody’s boat was down with electrical problems and referred me to a Captain...
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Betty N.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Colby

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
This is the second year in a row we booked with Captain Colby. His knowledge of the area is amazing and his enthusiasm is contagious....
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Robert W.
Statesboro, GA
 5.00
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4 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   April 4, 2018
We all enjoyed our trip! Caught several kinds of fish and hooked and released a exciting 5 foot black tip. Capt. Colby really...
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Tim S.
United States
 5.00
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Family fishin time

VERIFIED   April 24, 2016
This was by far the best fishing experience we’ve had aboard a charter. A six hour day, we show up at the dock and Captain...
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Betty N.
Lake Zurich, IL
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Morning session with Captain Colby

VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
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...
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