Light Tackle Sportfishing

100 Dodecanese Boulevard
Tarpon Springs FL, United States

Light Tackle Sportfishing LLC is a full-time guide service that provides the utmost fishing experience in Southwest Florida. Operating from 2 locations throughout the year, they catch a whole variety of fish and will always be in the best place for the season. And, providing top of the line equipment and a wealth of knowledge about fishing in the local area, they specialize in unforgettable fishing experiences for anglers of all ages.

During your trip, you will be fishing aboard a new, state of the art Marauder Marine Avenger boat that was built in 2016. At 24 ft, this vessel has plenty of space for up to four people, and it is fitted out with a variety of electronics for finding fish. Importantly for those hot Florida days, there is also an ice box to keep your catch fresh and your drinks cold.

Climb aboard Captain Cory Palmer’s custom tower or settle into the custom chair on the bow and see why Light Tackle Sport Fishing is the charter to fish with. Regardless of the time of year, Captain Cory will show you something special that South Florida has to offer anglers of all ages - whether that is fighting a 200 lbs giant Tarpon or fly fishing in the shallow flats.

Everything you need for an enjoyable day on the water is provided by the captain. Just feel free to bring whichever snacks you would like for the day, as well as some sunscreen!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore/nearshore fishing. We will put you on whatever is biting at the time, from inshore Redfish or Trout to nearshore Grouper fishing.
  • Private trip
    Beat The Heat
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This package is designed for the groups that aren't hard core fisherman but want to sneak out for a few hours and catch some fish. Get back to the shore before it gets too hot on the water.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Grouper (Gag)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Spanish Mackerel
  Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Marauder Marine Avenger (Performance fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Mercury Marine engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:

About the Captain

Cory Palmer
Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
Member since September 2016
Capt. Cory is a 5th generation native from tarpon springs and grew up in the fishing industry. As a young man he was a deck hand on some of the best charter boats on the west coast of Florida. He's built a business around maintaining a respected reputation in the industry and providing top notch Sportfishing charters for every client that gets on the boat.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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