John O’Hanlon Fishing Expeditions

Serving Clearwater, Palm Harbo…
Tarpon Springs FL, United States

When it comes to fishing guides in the Tampa Bay area, few can compete with Captain John O’Hanlon. With over 30 years of fishing experience to his name, Captain John has been at the helm of larger boats as well as several skiffs, working both for himself and learning from other charter operators. Having lived on the water most of his life, John has garnered extensive knowledge of how the fish of Tampa Bay behave and how weather and water conditions affect your chances of catching one, and is well prepared for catering to all your offshore, inshore or flats fishing desires.

Captain John operates a 23’ Mako center console, powered by a single Mercury Pro XS engine. The boat features a trolling motor and a fighting chair for handling those trophy fish, and comes equipped with the standard array of marine electronics, such as GPS, radio and Fishfinder. It can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers per trip.

Though he has now retired from tournament fishing, Captain Jon is proud to be a member of the Mercury PRO team, having both claimed and placed in various grouper and kingfish tournaments. Apart from spending time on the water virtually every day, John has also spent several years extensively scuba diving the waters of Florida. All of that has helped him better understand how bottom structures affect fish feeding patterns and migration patterns, making him one of the best inshore fishing guides in the Tampa Bay area.

Some of the species you’ll be targeting on your trip include Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout, Mackerel, a variety of Shark species and many more. Captain John will supply all the fishing gear you’ll need, as well as both live and artificial bait. Guests are welcome to keep their fish following the trip, after which they’ll receive a complimentary cleaning and bagging of the catch.

When it comes to fishing guides in the Tampa Bay area, few can compete with Captain John O’Hanlon. With over 30 years of fishing experience to his name, Captain John has been at the helm of larger boats as well as several skiffs, working both for h


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Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Mercury Opti Max engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Blacktip)
 
Shark (Bonnethead)

 
Shark (Hammerhead)
 
Shark (Nurse)

 
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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% 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, Checks.

About the Captain

John OHanlon
Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
Member since March 2014
Love to help people catch fish
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Enjoyed the day!

Fished December 25, 2016
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