Salty Jig Charters

Salty Jig Charters invites anglers, families, and friends to hop onboard and get the lines wet. Join Captain Sloan on a quest for some hefty fish that live in the waters of Tampa Bay. Florida boasts some of the most lush waters just teeming with fish all year round. Tampa Bay is no exception - a variety of fish to satiate any palate.
Salty Jig Charters is run by Captain Sloan Smith who’s been out on the water since his childhood days. Now behind the wheel of his 20’ Cape Horn center console, he takes people of different skillsets out on the endless flats and backwaters for the most exciting inshore action you can imagine. He can accommodate groups of up to four people, be it families with youngsters or friends who want to try out fishing.
His boat is equipped with top-of-the-line gadgets that make steering atop waters smooth. The navigational gear is there to help track down the fish, and a flybridge to better scout the area. It also has a VHF radio, an ice box and a live bait tank filled with shrimp, pinfish and menhaden.
Once you step onboard, you’ll be supplied with rods, reels and tackle, lures and live bait. From then on, it’s up to you to choose the technique you want to try, and can jig, pop, spin and troll as much as you like. Light tackle is also an option, especially if you want to test your grip against the big ones that swim nearby.
Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Tarpon, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Sheepshead, Shark and Snapper are just some of the fish that bite, but target fish depend on the season.  The charter runs year round, but do check the calendar before you head out. Still, Captain Sloan will put his best efforts in finding you fish to catch.
Grab snacks, drinks, light clothes, shade and sunscreen. The fishing license is already taken care of, so you can get down to business. Bring a camera - you will want to capture the excitement when the drag starts screaming!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hours up to four people
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
  • Private trip
    6 hours up to four people
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
  • Private trip
    5 hours up to four people
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
  • Private trip
    5 hours up to four people
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
  • Private trip
    4 hours up to four people
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    fishing within minutes of being picked up at the dock.Bait fl fishing lic included.clean your fish when done
  • Private trip
    4hours up to four people
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    fishing within minutes of being picked up at the dock.Bait fl fishing lic included.clean your fish when done

About the Captain

Sloan Smith
Tampa, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
Member since June 2016
Simply put, Captain Sloan has been preparing for life as a charter captain ever since he was a kid. His father started taking him out on the water when he was 3 years old, and from then on, his passion for fishing just grew stronger. He loves nothing more than being behind the wheel of his boat, guiding people on fishing trips, and puts all his passion into helping them land some prized fish and having fun while doing it!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

capehorn (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2006. Powered by a 225HP yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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 dates 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 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

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