Welcome to Catching Memories Charters!  Enjoy a great day of fishing from the backcountry to the beaches with Catching Memories Charters. Captain Ryan is a premier guide that will put you on the hottest bite in the bountiful waters of Florida!

Join him on board his 22’ Pathfinder, with 3 of your fishing partners. She has a shallow draft and is perfectly suited to navigating the inshore waters around Holiday. Powered by a 250 HP Mercury, she can cruise at a maximum speed of 35 knots, wasting no time traveling when you could be fishing! She’s fully outfitted with all the USCG regulated safety equipment.

Capt. Ryan will take you after the A-team of inshore fishing: Bull Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout and others. If you’re looking for a proper battle, Cobia offers some of the best pound-for-pound fights that you can find. You can also go for speedy Spanish Mackerel. Fishing with live bait is made easier by the onboard live bait well, keeping your bait fish spry and appetizing long after it’s been caught.

You’ll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear for trips with Catching Memories Charters. Remember to bring a cooler if you want to take your hard-earned catch home, the captain will clean and fillet it for you free of charge.

If you’re looking for a relaxing day out under the sun, melting stress away, or want to flex your muscles and fight some big keepers, book a trip with Captain Ryan and cast off on an unforgettable fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Nearshore Gag Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 31
    $750
    Grouper trips between June 1 and Dec 31. Floridas flagship fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Spend the entire day fishing the bountiful inshore waters of Florida. This trip will take you after Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and others! All required equipment is supplied by the charter.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    This trip will take you fishing in the productive inshore waters of Florida for 6 hours. You'll go after Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Cobia, and anything else that you run into. All gear is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Jul 25
    $500
    Pasco County has opened a 10-day Scallop season from July 16 till July 25 for the first time in decades. Snorkel the pristine shallow waters just off the coast and pluck yourselves a bucket full of delicious Scallops.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Get on the gorgeous inshore waters on this 4-hour trip. Shallow water fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and everything in between. Tackle, license, bait, ice, water, fish cleaning and great time included!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    When the storms are clear and the boat traffic dies down some of the best fishing happens. Great fishing and gorgeous sunsets! You'll go after Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $400
    Same great fishing as the morning trips but if you aren't an early bird you can get a little later start and still be in before the afternoon storms and sweltering heat do their damage! You'll go after Spotted Seatrout, Red Drum, Snook, Cobia, and whatever else takes the bait!

About the Captain

Ryan Chabina
Holiday, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since July 2016
My name is Ryan and I’m a Florida native that’s been fishing since I was 4 years old. Originally from Miami, I started Bass fishing in the canal behind my house. I moved to Tarpon Springs over 25 years ago and have been fishing these waters ever since. I spent my first few years learning the waters and fishing with friends for fun and then began to fish local tournaments. After having success in tournaments I started commercial fishing in the area which led to guiding. My passion is fishing but more importantly, it's to have the opportunity to share that passion and see people truly enjoy the great fishing and gorgeous nature I’m lucky enough to see daily. My job is to make your experience one you’ll never forget and head home at the end with a smile. Let's go fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Tyler M.
New Port Richey, FL
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Midday) on March 15, 2021
My son had a great time! He caught a nice variety. The captain is super helpful and easy going. Highly recommend!
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Greg P.
Palmetto, Florida
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Great day with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 19, 2018
We enjoyed a great day of fishing with Captain Ryan. He put us on fish all day including the in-shore grand slam of trout,...
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Monticello, IN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 30, 2018
My boys and I had a great time with Ryan.  He was very patient with the boys and worked great with kids.  Caught several...
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Frank W.
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Fishing with Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 25, 2017
My son and I had a great day of fishing with Ryan. He was experianced and knew all the right spots. Caught a couple of flounder...
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Michael F.
Dade City, FL
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Full day trip. Well worth it.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 27, 2018
Had a great time, caught lots of fish.  Ryan is an excellent teacher.
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FAQs about Catching Memories Charters

Catching Memories Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Midday) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip - Scalloping (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - Nearshore Gag Grouper (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Catching Memories Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Catching Memories Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Catching Memories Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Catching Memories Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Catching Memories Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout