Somewhere South Fishing Charters

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 250 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 Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 Aug
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is the most exciting trip for more experienced fishermen who want to target the 'Silver King'. This trip runs according season. This trip we fish after the evening and after sunset.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing the inshore and nearshore waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Grouper, Snapper and Kingfish. Times based on tides and customer availability.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing the inshore and nearshore waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Grouper, Snapper and Kingfish. Times based on tides and customer availability.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore Fishing Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    Evening Snook Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
Angler's Choice
33 Fishing Reports
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35 Customer Reviews
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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 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Edgar E.
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Half day trip with Captain Ronnie Hayes

VERIFIED   April 29, 2019
Wonderful day on the water catching snook and redfish. Ronnie made sure my wife and I caught fish after fish. I will highly...
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VERIFIED   June 5, 2019
The fish were not working with us all day.  Captain Ron went above and beyond to try to get us on them all day. I would...
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Half day trip with Capt Ronnie

VERIFIED   February 27, 2019
Been on many charters both offshore and onshore and fishing with Capt Ronnie was the best trip I’ve experienced. Never seen...
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Craig S.
United States
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Tarpon fish with Capt and Ronnie

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
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Jayme L.
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