Head First Fishing Adventures

Maximo Park
St Petersburg FL, United States

See first hand why Tampa Bay is considered to be home to some of the best fishing in the whole of the United States. With 21 years inshore fishing the Gulf of Mexico, licensed guide Joe Raines is waiting to take you on an action packed fishing adventure that is fun for the whole family. .

You will be fishing aboard a well equipped 20 ft Sportsman center console that can accommodate up to four anglers. With kids always fishing for free with Head First Fishing Adventures, this is the perfect set-up for a fun-filled family outing.

A huge variety of species call Tampa Bay home, meaning there is always something to catch! On a trip with captains Joe you could expect to land a range of fish, such as Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Flounder, Snapper, and Grouper. Jigging, popping, fly fishing, spin fishing, and conventional light tackle fishing are all techniques that could be used on your trip, depending on the fish you want to target and what you want to do.

Both hardcore anglers and newbies are welcome aboard with Head First Fishing. The guides consider giving people awesome fishing experiences to be their main reward, and they love to see the look on peoples’ faces when they hook their first fish or boat their fish of a lifetime.

See first hand why Tampa Bay is considered to be home to some of the best fishing in the whole of the United States. With 21 years inshore fishing the Gulf of Mexico, licensed guide Joe Raines is waiting to take you on an action packed fishing advent


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
9 miles
Offshore Fishing
9 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Flounder
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
Grouper (Red)
 
Jack Crevalle

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Redfish

 
Sheepshead
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snook
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
4 Anglers maximum
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Kids 12 and under fish free!
 
You Keep Catch
Of course you keep your legal fish!
 
Catch and Release Allowed
If desired.
Payment

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

Joseph Raines
St Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since March 2016
I've been fishing my whole life, and the Gulf of Mexico for most of that. I became a captain to work in both the recreational and commercial sides of boating. Watching our guests reel in big exciting fish is very rewarding for me. We know you book with trusted professionals in order to increase your chances of having the trip of a lifetime. We work hard to bring you a memorable trip that you will be talking about for years to come.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

St Petersburg Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 31 reviews

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I had some unexpected friends come into town and they wanted to go fishing. This time of year is tough to find quality charters on short notice, but after seeing how many great reviews Capt. Joe and Headfirst charts had I decided to give them a try. Capt. Joe contacted me immediately after booking confirmation and after a small timetable adjustment we were ready to go.  They day started early and we went to three different spots before he spotted the fish he wanted. For the next few hours he kept our rods bent both on drops and at the surface. Great day and tons of awesome near shore fishing. Thanks and will be booking again.

Fished July 26, 2017
Joseph Raines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 2, 2017

Greg thanks for the great review. I keep it fun and fishy! Get back down for the fall king fish run and we’ll slay ‘em.

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Brilliant days off shore fishing with Joe catching a good variety of fish.

Fished July 21, 2017
Joseph Raines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 23, 2017

Thanks so much for the great review. You have some good boys and they are great fisherman. Come back soon and we’ll go chase some more mackerel, hopefully without barracudas eating them!

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My wife two kids and myself had a great day out on the water. The bite was non stop. We were able to catch many different species of fish,and see lots of cool stuff. Everyone had a great day, and dinner will be awesome! Thanks Capt. John for all you did.

Fished July 20, 2017
Joseph Raines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 20, 2017

Thanks for the great review!! Come back soon and we’ll get even more!

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Fishing Reports

Offshore Bottom Fishing Bonanza!

July 21, 2017

The offshore ledges and hard bottom produce a variety of fish that greedily snap up shrimp, sardines, and artificial lures. A large chunk of sardine or chunk of grunt will bring up gag and red grouper, Mangrove snapper are… Read Full Report →