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
    3HR – Inshore Fishing (6PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $300
    The 3-hour evening inshore fishing trip is based on evening and night time inshore fishing. This trip includes flats fishing for Snook and Redfish. This trip is pretty popular in the summer months as the water tends to be a little cooler in the evening making it for a great opportunity for an outstanding evening of fishing throughout the waters of Tampa Bay and surrounding beaches as the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    4HR Inshore Fishing (12PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $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.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
  • Private trip
    4HR Inshore Fishing Evening (5PM)
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
  • Private trip
    4HR Morning Inshore Fishing (8AM)
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Tarpon Fishing Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 15
    $800
    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. We can also fish early morning.
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FAQs about Somewhere South Fishing Charters

Somewhere South Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3HR – Inshore Fishing (6PM) (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4HR Inshore Fishing (12PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4HR Inshore Fishing Evening (5PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4HR Morning Inshore Fishing (8AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Tarpon Fishing Adventure (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
  • Nearshore 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

Meet the Captain

Ronnie Hayes
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
56 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
56 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
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!!!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

24' Pathfinder Tournament Series (Center console) originally built in 2008, 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
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled Water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Must be 6yrs or older
Catch and Release Mandatory
Snook and Redfish catch and release only

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Scott B.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  September 19, 2023
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Michelle M.
Lakeland, Florida
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   4HR Inshore Fishing Evening (5PM) on July 31, 2023
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Jon C.
Tampa, Florida
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Father son fishing trip!

VERIFIED   4HR Morning Inshore Fishing (8AM) on May 5, 2022
From the minute we stepped on the boat Captain Ronnie did all he could to make our experience a memorable one.  I have 9 and...
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Shawn L.
Union Park, FL
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Captain Ronnie Is Great!

VERIFIED   4HR Morning Inshore Fishing (8AM) on April 9, 2022
My Daughter, Son and I took a 4 hour trip with Captain Ronnie.  I have been on other Charters and Captains have used time...
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Successful Evening Trip with Captain Ronnie

VERIFIED   4HR Morning Inshore Fishing (8AM) 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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