Somewhere South Fishing Charters offers guided fishing trips in Tampa Bay and the surrounding waters. Fishing the Bay, St Petersburg, Clearwater, and the beaches in the vicinity, they have the flexibility to tailor every trip to your desires and level of experience.

You will be fishing aboard a 24’ Pathfinder Tournament Series with a Yamaha 300 HP outboard. Featuring a custom half tower with upper and lower controls, this boat was made for sight fishing. Step aboard and get ready to give yourself a challenge.

The boat is equipped with Garmin touch navigation and bottom recorders, which give it the edge when it comes to finding the fish. Its bow and stern custom live wells have plenty of space for bait, while its Fusion stereo will get you fishing to a soundrack powered by its state of the art Wet Sound Speakers. With a custom Jack plate, it can run super skinny, getting you fishing over the best honey holes that other boats can’t access.

On board, you will find three Yeti Coolers for ice, food and fish. The custom T-Top allows relief from a hot sunny day. As if that wasn’t enough, the boat is black in color, which looks stunning on the water.

Captain Ronnie Hayes will make sure every trip gives you the best chance to catch the fish you want to target, whether that is Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, or Grouper (as long as they are in season). He will take you fishing inshore and/or nearshore, and is happy to leave in the early morning, mid afternoon, evening, or at night time.

Full details and locations will be discussed prior to the fishing trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing Adventure (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 15
    $600
    This is the most exciting trip for more experienced fishermen who want to target the 'Silver King'. This trip runs according to season. This trip we fish after the evening and after sunset.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Fishing the flats and back-country Inshore for species such as Redfish, Trout, and Snook, depending on the season. Times based on Tides and Customers availability.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    Fishing the flats and back-country Inshore for species such as Redfish, Trout, and Snook, depending on the season. Times based on Tides and Customers availability.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $450
    Evening fishing trip targeting Redfish and Snook in the backwaters of Tampa Bay. Amazing sunsets and little cooler conditions. This is most popular trip and the fishing tends to be really good as the sun starts to set over St.Petersburg.
  • Private trip
    Evening Snook Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $350
    This trip is based on evening and night time inshore fishing. The trip includes flats fishing for Snook and Redfish. When the sun sets,we switch gears and target huge Snook that live under the local canal dock lights.Evening times may vary according to the customer and tides.
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About the Captain

Ronnie Hayes
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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Member since July 2016
Hi. My name is Captain Ronnie Hayes. I was born and raised in St Petersburg FL. I have spent most of my life fishing the beautiful waters that surround this amazing place I call home. The fishing opportunities here are endless. My greatest passion as a fishing guide is taking kids fishing. The most important part of my job is making sure they leave with big smiles. So what do you say, book your trip today and let's go catch some fish!!!

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

24' Pathfinder Tournament Series (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 2021 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Successful Evening Trip with Captain Ronnie

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (AM) on April 6, 2021
Post cold-front conditions had us fishing a later evening bite and Captain Ronnie did not disappoint.  He worked hard to put...
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Half day trip with captain Ronnie, captain Rob.

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM) on March 13, 2021
Captain Ronnie, captain Rob were amazing . They took us out and gave us an experience of a life time catching red fish and...
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (AM) on March 15, 2021
Captain Ron was phenomenal. A real gentleman and someone who worked hard to have a sketch page. I would recommend him to anyone...
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Great family trip late afternoon into evening

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM) on March 30, 2021
Capt Ronnie was great ! Would book again.  Nice equipment and boat.  Great with teenagers and life long fisherman that knows...
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FAQs about Somewhere South Fishing Charters

Somewhere South Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Evening Snook Fishing (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon Fishing Adventure (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Somewhere South Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge (Half Tower with full electronics)
  • Live Bait Well (Three Livewell/Bait Tank)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Bow and Transom Mount )
  • Ice Box (Two Yeti Coolers)

Trips booked with Somewhere South Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Somewhere South Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Somewhere South Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Somewhere South Fishing Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon