Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters – Hudson

Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters offers great value trips out of Hudson, Port Richey and around the Tarpon Springs area, targeting the nation’s favorite inshore species of fish. Western Florida is home to the best Tarpon fishing in the world, and Captain Travis Paxton is an expert in reeling them in.

You’ll ride out on a 23’ Shoalwater Cat, equipped with everything you need for a day on the water. With a GPS and fishfinder, you’ll be on your way to the hottest fishing spots possible. Thanks to the 200 HP Yamaha 4 Stroke ability reaching speeds of up to 40 knots, you’ll be at an advantage to get there before everyone else as you dash off with the wind in your hair.

When you get on the fish, you’ll be given rods and reels and off you go – start fishing! Live bait is stored in an onboard livewell, but artificial lures are available too, should you prefer those. The captain will make sure to clean and fillet your fish so you can take it straight to the table upon your return.

Capt. Travis encourages you to bottom fish and jig for the best results, as you target Redfish and Spotted Seatrout, as well as Snappers, and Snook. You’re in for an epic struggle as you try to reel in one of these monsters! He invites you to battle the “Silver King,” too. Having been fishing since the age of 3, he’s been a captain from 18, so he knows what he’s doing.

The opportunity to fish these plentiful waters is not to be missed. There’s something for everyone, with even the option to go scalloping. Capt. Travis will go the extra mile for you to make sure it’s a trip you’ll remember for the rest of your lives.

So hop aboard Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters and make the most of this chance!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 11 (Sat, Sun)
    US $500
    Grab the family some masks, snorkels, and fins and go scalloping. Enjoy viewing the aquatic life beneath the surface while collecting some delicious mollusks. A great thing to do with the family for a relaxing day on the water. Minimum party of 3, maximum party of 5.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Apr 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $550
    Spend 4 hours of inshore fishing in the Hudson/New Port Richey area. You'll be targeting Redfish and Spotted Seatrout, as well as trying your hand against some of the most prized game fish in the sea – Tarpon and Snook.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    US $750
    Spend 6 hours on the waters around western Florida's unspoiled coastline, fishing for inshore species. You'll wind your way around the rivers and bays, targeting Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, as well as the big ones – Tarpon and Snook, when in season.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $1,200
    Head a little south to the world-renowned Boca Grande pass, to search for the "Silver King," Tarpon. This prized game fish will be a tricky competitor as you try to reel it into the boat as a trophy to show off to all your friends.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    US $1,800
    Make the most of the Tarpon season and spend all day on the waters around Boca Grande. This is home to the most fruitful Tarpon fishing in the world, so you cannot afford to miss out on this fantastic opportunity. You'll spend 8 hours on board, trying to reel in as many as possible.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
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FAQs about Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters – Hudson

Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters – Hudson offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - 1/2 Day Trip – Scalloping (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (MAX 3) (5 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (MAX 3) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters – Hudson, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters – Hudson include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Bait is caught prior to trip start, to increase time fishing. Bait is also included in price.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We do it at the dock, included free of charge. )
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Upon request)
  • Fishing License (I cover all guests licences and its free of charge.)

Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters – Hudson offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters – Hudson offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters – Hudson include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Travis Paxton
Hudson, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
2 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2016
I have been involved in the fishing community since my father introduced me at 3 years old. He fished multiple freshwater tournaments while I was growing up and from then on, I've been hooked! I've fished the Greater Tampa Bay Area since 1997 with my family and learned from the top guides in this area. I acquired my USCG Captain's License at the age of 18 and I haven't looked back since. I have many years of experience when it comes to tournament style fishing. I have fished in the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series held in Boca Grande Pass, Florida and I've also fished multiple inshore tournaments in the Tampa Bay area.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Shoalwater 23 Cat (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 41 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Bait is caught prior to trip start, to increase time fishing. Bait is also included in price.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We do it at the dock, included free of charge.
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Upon request
Fishing License
I cover all guests licences and its free of charge.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 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
Kids of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join us for a day on the water.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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