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
    Half Day Weekend Afternoon Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat)
    $849
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat)
    $799
    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
    3/4 Day Weekday Afternoon Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $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 Weekday Afternoon Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $249
    Enjoy a wonderful sunset on Tampa Bay while viewing dolphin, manatee, sting rays, pelicans, and many others.
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About the Captain

Chet Jennings
Tampa, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
32 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.

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Matthew B.
Mansfield, OH
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6 hr morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Weekday Morning Trip on March 30, 2021
Had a ton of fun fishing with Captain Chet put us on the snook bigtime and had a couple nice redfish as well!!
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Harrisville, UT
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Fun in the Sun

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Weekday Morning Trip on November 25, 2020
We had amazing weather and an even better captain. We enjoyed fishing and the overall experience. Captain Chet was friendly,...
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Brad Z.
Sartell, MN
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Shark ‘nado!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Weekday Morning Trip on December 28, 2020
Very good trip!
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Randy H.
Tarpon Springs, FL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Weekday Afternoon Trip on 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...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Weekday Afternoon Trip on January 27, 2021
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FAQs about Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing

Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $199 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Sunset Cruise - Sightseeing (2 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Weekday Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Weekday Morning Trip (4 hours)
  • $449 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Weekday Afternoon Trip (8 hours)
  • $449 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Weekday Morning Trip (6 hours)
  • $799 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Weekend Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • $799 per group - Half Day Weekend Morning Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (portable)
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Tampa Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (9 miles)
  • Flats Fishing (Tampa Bay)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Tampa Bay)

Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon