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. They provide 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’, this vessel has plenty of space for up to four people, and it is outfitted 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 Sportfishing 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.

Capt. Cory will provide you with all the equipment you may need – just let him know in advance if you’d like to do fly fishing. You’re free to bring your lucky rod with you.

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!

Book a trip today and get set for an unforgettable experience!

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
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Hit the inshore and nearshore waters of Tarpon Springs on this 4-hour trip! The captain will take you after whatever's biting at the time, ranging from inshore Redfish or Spotted Seatrout to nearshore Grouper fishing.
  • Private trip
    Beat The Heat
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 350
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is perfect for anglers who are looking to sneak out for two hours and wet some lines before anyone notices you're gone. You'll go after Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, and a variety of other species.
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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
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 Palmer is a 5th generation native from Tarpon Springs and grew up in the fishing industry. As a young man, he was a deckhand 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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