Fun Flats Fishing

8600 Campbell Causeway Access …
Tampa FL, United States

Tampa Bay is one of the most popular fishing destinations in Florida, with good reason. Let Captain Mark Newton combine his premier experience with this bountiful locale for a memorable fishing experience.

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 number of species you’d like to target and the variety 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.

Experience the Tampa Bay the right way. Book a trip with Fun Flats Fishing and cast off on a true Floridian fishing adventure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Enjoy everything that the Tampa Bay has to offer on this 8-hour trip! You can pick and choose from targeting Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Ladyfish, Snook, and other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip strikes the perfect balance between a full day trip and a half day one. You'll have plenty of time to hook up Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, and whatever else takes the bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Hit the waters of the Tampa Bay before the morning boat traffic picks up! You can target Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, and other species on this 4-hour trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish
Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Dorado (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 225HP 2016 Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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
Checks

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

About the Captain

Mark Newton
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since April 2014
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Captain Mark Newton's love for angling started at a tender age of 3 years old. He hasn't stopped fishing since and he doesn't show signs of slowing down! 20 years ago his passion resulted in Capt. Mark turning his favorite hobby into a full-time job. He's an avid Snook fanatic and looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm with all of his guests.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Eddie W
Tampa, Florida
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VERIFIED   February 24, 2017
We had a blast for a bachelor party trip fishing the Tampa flats. The captain was very knowledgeable and helpful and keep us...
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Bob Solanick
Brandon, Florida
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VERIFIED   October 13, 2017
Out standing I would call again when I come to tampa. Caught over forty fish and all his hot fish spots
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Tracy Williams
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Great Captain!!!

VERIFIED   February 6, 2016
Captain Mark was great. Very knowledgeable about where to go to get the fish I wanted. We contacted him at the last minute...
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