Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing

Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing offers inshore, flats and backcountry fishing on the waters of Tampa Bay, as well as nearshore fishing 9 miles offshore. If you’re looking for a great fishing charter in Tampa, don’t hesitate to contact Capt. Chet who is a Tampa native with over 20 years of experience fishing these waters.

You will head out on his 23 ft Ranger Bay boat, which is powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, and is equipped with fishfinder and VHF radio. It can accommodate up to four guests, and features a live-bait tank, wireless trolling motor and power-pole anchor, which reduce the chances of spooking fish in the shallow water.

Come enjoy a wonderful day fishing with Capt. Chet Jennings, who specializes in light tackle, spinning and fly fishing, as well as getting groups on monster Sharks and Tarpon. Trips target Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Sharks, and more. Trips include the use of all rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures and live bait, fishing license, as well as cleaning and filleting of your catch at the end of the trip.

Capt. Chet will work hard to ensure that you and your guests have a memorable day enjoying the wonderful gamefish that Tampa Bay has to offer.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Weekend Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $549
    price breakdown
    $549
    Come aboard for an amazing fishing trip in the backcountry and pristine shallow flats of Tampa Bay. Fish for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, sharks, and many more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Weekend Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $549
    price breakdown
    $549
    Come aboard for an amazing fishing trip in the backcountry and pristine shallow flats of Tampa Bay. Fish for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, sharks, and many more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Weekday Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $499
    price breakdown
    $499
    Enjoy a 6 hour fishing afternoon fishing charter on the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay. Fish for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, cobia, sharks and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Weekday Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $499
    price breakdown
    $499
    Our most popular trip and most recommended by Capt. Chet. Enjoy 6 hour charter on Tampa Bay with Capt. Chet. Targeting Snook, Redfish, Sharks, Cobia, and Mackerel. Mornings: 7am til 1pm - Afternoons: 2pm til 8pm. All bait, tackle, and licenses included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekend Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $499
    price breakdown
    $499
    Come aboard for an amazing fishing trip in the backcountry and pristine shallow flats of Tampa Bay. Fish for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, sharks, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekend Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $499
    price breakdown
    $499
    Enjoy an awesome day in the backcountry and pristine shallow flats of Tampa Bay. Catch snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekday Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $449
    price breakdown
    $449
    Enjoy a half day charter on Tampa Bay with Capt. Chet. Targeting Snook, Redfish, Sharks, Cobia, Mackerel, and many other game fish the bay has to offer. Mornings: 7am til 11am - Afternoons: 2pm til 6pm. All bait, tackle, and licenses included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekday Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $449
    price breakdown
    $449
    Enjoy a half day charter on Tampa Bay with Capt. Chet. Targeting Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sharks, Cobia, Mackerel, and many other game fish the bay has to offer. Mornings: 7am til 11am - Afternoons: 2pm til 6pm. All bait, tackle, and licenses included.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise - Sightseeing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $249
    price breakdown
    $249
    Enjoy a wonderful sunset on Tampa Bay while viewing dolphin, manatee, sting rays, pelicans, and many others.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Chet Jennings
Tampa, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2016
Capt. Chet Jennings was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and has been a Tampa fishing guide for over 25 years. He has prided himself in providing anglers with the knowledge and expertise required to ensure they and their guests have a memorable experience on the waters of Tampa Bay. As a Tampa fishing guide for the past 25 years, he has provided thousands of anglers with awesome memories of catching all sorts of gamefish that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Tampa Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (17)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Chet
Fourth of July weekend
January fishing trip
+14
Angler Rating
25
1
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 27 reviews
Randy H.
Tarpon Springs, FL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Great Day

VERIFIED   July 7, 2020
Great time Capt Chet does a great job, we caught snook, trout , shark and missed a huge grouper but was great fun. Boat was...
Randy H. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Randy H. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Kelsey M.
Montville, CT
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Fishing with Chet

VERIFIED   April 17, 2019
Captain Chet is very down to earth and knowledgeable. For me who doesn’t fish, he was so great with my five year old and...
Kelsey M. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Kelsey M. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Ron K.
Olmsted Falls, OH
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

3/4 day with Capt Chet

VERIFIED   September 18, 2019
Capt Chet was waiting for us fully prepared ready to go by 8 am already caught fish by 8.05!!!!  Caught maybe 10 different...
Ron K. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Chet Jennings Captain replied

Calvin S.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

3/4 day trip with captain Chet

VERIFIED   March 21, 2019
What a great experience. We caught snook after snook. Captain Chet kept the lines tight one after another. I won’t book another...
Calvin S. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Calvin S. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Scott G.
Blue Springs, Missouri
 4.67
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Started slow... Finished BIG!

June 4, 2016
Went tarpon fishing with captain Chet, had a good time. We spent the biggest part of our morning in a dry hole, then...
Scott G. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Scott G. recommends Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful