Fun Flats Fishing

8600 W Courtney Campbell Cause…
Tampa FL, United States

Capt. Mark Newton has been a United States Coast Guard-licensed and insured Captain since 1990, providing inshore fishing trips in the Tampa bay area. He operates a 23’ Dorado with a T-top, powered by a single 225HP Mercury engine. The vessel is outfitted with a conventional selection of navigational electronics as well as fish finding equipment, including GPS, Fishfinder, radio, as well as a multimedia system on board for your enjoyment. It can comfortably accommodate parties between one and six fishermen per trip.

Captain Mark offers a no-fish-no-pay guarantee and supplies everything that you’ll need to catch fish on your trip. Mark targets a variety of West Florida inshore game fish, including the notorious Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Mackerel and many more cruising the area depending on the season. Depending on how much time you have on your hands, the amount of species you’d like to target and a number of fishing spots you’d like to cover, there are 4, 6 and 8-hour trips made available for your consideration.

All fishing equipment will be provided by Captain Newton, complete with live bait. Guests of his 23’ Dorado are free to keep the fish they catch, as long as they don’t violate any of the guidelines regarding bag limits and catch size put forward by the state of Florida. Following your fishing trip, Mark is happy to offer a complimentary cleaning and bagging of your daily catch. Soft drinks and bottled water also made available for your enjoyment.

Capt. Mark Newton has been a United States Coast Guard-licensed and insured Captain since 1990, providing inshore fishing trips in the Tampa bay area. He operates a 23’ Dorado with a T-top, powered by a single 225HP Mercury engine. The vessel i


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Dorado (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP 2016 Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
I fish the north Tampa bay region.
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Jack Crevalle

 
Ladyfish
 
Redfish

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Spotted Seatrout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Mark Newton
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since April 2014
Captain Mark has been fishing since he was a boy. He has been a USCG licensed captain since 1990 and is a full-time fishing guide.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Out standing I would call again when I come to tampa. Caught over forty fish and all his hot fish spots

Fished October 13, 2017
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We had a blast for a bachelor party trip fishing the Tampa flats. The captain was very knowledgeable and helpful and keep us all fighting fish while listening to great tunes and enjoying the local scenery. He recommended that we push back our trip a few hours so the tide would come in more and the water would warm up a bit, and boy did it make a difference! Would highly recommend and will be coming back for more

Fished February 24, 2017
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Captain Mark was great. Very knowledgeable about where to go to get the fish I wanted. We contacted him at the last minute and he was definitely the best choice. If you’re looking for a good trip with great results choose Captain Mark. You won’t be disappointed.

Fished February 6, 2016
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