Fish Pro Charters: Fish Guaranteed!

Johns Pass Boardwalk
Madeira Beach FL, United States

Fish Pro Charters is operated by Captain Kellen Ankrum, who prides himself on providing some of the finest deep sea fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico. With a fish guarantee policy, you can be sure your trip will pay off!

The species commonly targeted aboard FishProCharters include Big Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and Hogfish, as well as pelagic fish such as Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia and many more. Whether you prefer trolling or bottom fishing, you will be put in the right spots to reel in a nice fish.

With over 20 years of fishing experience in the area, Captain Ankrum specializes in everything from light tackle to big game fishing and caters to all anglers, regardless if you’re a seasoned fisherman or this is your first time holding a rod. Kellen loves making his guests happy, so that they know exactly who to call once they decide to go fishing again. That’s why, when fishing with FishProCharters, fish is guaranteed or your trip is free!

You will be fishing on a 32’ boat powered by twin mercury engines, with enough room to comfortably accommodate groups of up to 6 people. The boat features a T-top and a trolling motor, and comes outfitted with the usual set of navigational and fish finding technology, including GPS, radio as well as Fishfinder. A cooler filled with ice is also waiting for you on board.

Captain Kellen will provide all fishing gear you will need for tackling fish in the Gulf, complete with both live and artificial bait, although utilizing live bait is Kellen’s preferred fishing technique. Florida fishing licenses, mandatory for all anglers occupying a boat will be supplied by Kellen at no additional cost. Following your trip, if you decide to keep your catch, your fish will be cleaned and bagged by the Captain so you can take it with you.


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Boat Specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 700HP Twin Mercury 350 Verados engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Cobia
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
Hogfish
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Snapper (Yellowtail)
 
Spanish Mackerel
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Kellen Ankrum
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Member since May 2014
I grew up fishing and hunting. As soon as I realized that fishing for a living was a possibility, I jumped all over it. My obsession with the water and ability to catch fish has proven to keep my customers happy and coming back for more.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Unfortunately due to a storm a couple of days before our trip the water was quite rough and dirty. This made finding fish tough although we did catch about 8 but nothing really big. This happens and we would not hesitate doing this again. We all had a good time. Our captain was great and he tried his best to find the right spots.

Scott Mcneil  • Fished October 9, 2016
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Vincent Lee  • Fished July 20, 2016
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I arranged this four hour trip for three couples, two of which had very limited fishing experience. We arrived 15 min before 7am and Capt. Kellen had everything ready for us to board and start our trip. The boat was immaculate and looked brand new. The bait shop opened late and then didn’t have any live bait, but Capt. Kellen was not going to waste our fishing time so he went to plan B and made a quick stop at his live bait trap. After this quick stop we hit our first spot about 15 miles off shore and with in the first minutes we were on lots of bites (two nice grouper and a big kingfish). The bay is very hot right now and bites are a bit slow, but as soon as the fish slowed down Capt Kellen moved us to a better spot. We had consistent grouper hook ups throughout the day, but surprisingly no snappers at all. Capt Kellen did a great job of keeping everyone’s reels set with live bait (he was catching as fast as we were using them) and we had a really good time. This was a very enjoyable first time for the new anglers and I had a blast as well. When friends come through Tampa we will hit this charter up again.

Gregory Dzingle  • Fished July 7, 2016
Kellen Ankrum (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 17, 2016

thats so awesome! thanks again guys

Capt. kellen

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