Head First Fishing Adventures

(17) In high demand!
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. Licensed guides Scott Sebor and Joe Raines are waiting to take you on an action packed fishing adventure that is fun for the whole family. With over 21 years combined experience, the duo know what it takes to put you on fish in Tampa Bay!

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 Scott and 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. Licensed guides Scott Sebor and Joe Raines are waiting to take you on an action packed fishing adventure that is fun for the whole fa


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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 captain 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

4.94 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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We believe we would have caught more fish if I had not agreed to two schedule changes by the captain. They also Used some of our time to catch bait. Others did not.  The boat tried hard to catch what we did but we ran out of time.  Only had total of 3.5 hours of 5 scheduled.

Fished May 15, 2017
Joseph Raines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 20, 2017

Thanks for your review. We tried to schedule the trip the best that would fit everyone’s schedule and for good fishing.  The conditions in Tampa Bay are difficult sometimes in the spring time due to the high winds that often pickup after noon. I’m sure you remember the ride back across the bay was very bumpy. I did not want to wait until it was unbearable for you so I called the trip at the 4 hour mark. Half day trips range from 4 to 5 hours.  Fishing Booker should specify this on the listing.

Catching bait during a fishing trip is common. We try to catch bait before most of our trips, however it was on the way to the fishing spot and bait was plentiful. We did get you on a good snook bite, even though the thick algae grass made things difficult. Many fish were busting around the boat. Several fish were caught, and some were missed. One of the factors in the bite was that there was so much snotty algae grass blooming the live sardines would get swamped and covered.

All in all though a good day of fishing. Thanks for choosing us to take you.

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I hade a good time due higher winds couldn’t get out far enough to target some of the fish I was hoping to catch but had a great time The captain did a great job. I did catch a hammer head shark that was a lot of fun thanks for everything Brent

Fished May 14, 2017
Joseph Raines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 16, 2017

Brent, we were so pumped about the great shark action on your trip. They are real fighters!. Get back down soon and let’s hope the wind dies down! Spring time in Tampa is breeeeezy!

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The fishing and crew were excellent. The crew made it a point to be helpful, courteous and professional. The Captain found a good spot to fish and hooked us up (pun intended). While my son and I were catching fish the Captain and mate were casting and handing us reels ready to be reeled in. We could not catch fast enough. The most important part is the captain and mate made sure we had fun. Will do again.

Fished May 9, 2017
Joseph Raines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 10, 2017

Thanks for the awesome Review! Not sure who captain Mike is though! Haha no worries. Glad you had a great time and went home with plenty of fish.

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Fishing Reports

Variety Variety Variety!

May 16, 2017

Late spring fishing has been phenomenal, here are just a few pictures of our recent catches. We have been using live sardines to fish the mangrove shorelines, and have had great success with blue runner chunks when bottom dropping… Read Full Report →