Fish Tampa Flats Charters

263 Seminole Street
Clearwater FL, United States

Captain Will owns and operates Fish Tampa Flats Charters. A light tackle inshore fishing specialist with 10 years of experience, he provides every charter with world class instruction on fishing the waters of Tampa, from the saltwater backcountry to some of the most pristine flats fishing there is. Any charter can be customized to any age group or skill level if needed.

During your trip you will be fishing aboard a custom built 24 ft boat by Shoalwater boats. This technical vessel was designed to access extremely shallow waters that other boats have problems getting to, while also keeping you dry in rougher water. It is fully equipped will all the latest features for inshore fishing, with two Minn Kota shallow water anchors, as well as a Minn Kota iPilot trolling motor that will allow you to go after the spookiest of fish without disturbing them. There is also a spacious livewell that has plenty of space for all the bait you will need for your trip, as well as comfortable seating.

Capt. Will specializes in fishing for Snook, Trout, Redfish, and the world renowned Tarpon. He usually fishes with natural bait such as shrimp, pinfish, and whitebait, with cut bait also being an option. During the winter, he tends to use more artificial jigs, jerk baits, and topwater plugs for explosive fishing action.

A full assortment of rods, reels, lures, and bait will be provided for your use throughout the charter, and Capt. Will is also happy to clean and fillet your catch after the trip. All the fishing licenses for everyone in the group will also be sorted out by Fish Tampa Flats Charters, so all you need to bring is some snacks and beverages, and a cool box to take your catch home at the end of the day.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Full day trips give you the opportunity to really capitalize on what the west coast of Florida has to offer. You can fish a greater variety of areas and target species such as Redfish and Trout, as well as the Silver King (Tarpon). Otherwise, head to the nearshore reefs and fish for Snappers, Mackerel, and Jacks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    3/4 Day Trip is great way to experience Florida fishery. Gives you the opportunity to get out early and beat the heat and have fresh fish for dinner. Target species included Redfish, Trout, and maybe even a Tripletail or two!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Half Day Trip is great way to experience Florida fishery. Gives you the opportunity to get out early and beat the heat and have fresh fish for dinner. Target species included Redfish, Trout, and maybe even a Tripletail or two!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

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

About the Captain

William Burbach
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
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Been fishing the west coast of Florida for the last 20 years and guiding the last 18 years. I take great pride in what I do. There is nothing more rewarding then treating people to a trip of a lifetime, along with building a life long friendship.
Response time: 1 hour
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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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The kids had a blast with Captain Jack and were thrilled at their catch and the Captain’s effort to make sure everyone caught the desired fish.  They can’t stop talking about how the fishing trip was the best part of our Florida vacation.  Thanks Captain Jack!

Fished July 3, 2018
William Burbach (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 20, 2018

Thank you for your review!! Glad you guys had fun!!

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Family and I had a great time fishing with Capt Will.  We had family in town and wanted to do something different with them.  Caught a bunch of fish and got some sun!!  Loved his boat and he was very professional!!

Fished October 3, 2016
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AWESOME day on the water. We had a great time and Capt. Will sure knows how to find the fish!

Fished October 2, 2016
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