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.

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

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650 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

About this listing

Boat Specs

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

23 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Jack Crevalle


Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

William Burbach
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
Been fishing the west coast of Florida for the last 20 years and guiding the last 10 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: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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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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Captain Will Burbach of Fish Tampa Flats is an expert and true professional at his craft. He does his homework, is well prepared and very knowledgeable about the fish he pursues. I am a pretty avid angler and he consistently puts me on big fish and I always learn something new when fishing with him. I would recommend Capt. Will without hesitation to anyone who is interested in pursuing and catching lots of big saltwater game fish!!  5 stars without a doubt!

Fished September 28, 2016
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