Fish Pro Charters: Fish Guaranteed!

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    An 8 hour trip fishing further offshore for species like Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Amberjack, and many more. This trip gives you enough time to fish various different spots and catch the best quality fish. All trips include bait, tackle, gear, ice, and fish cleaning. Feel free to bring any beverages and food you like. Coolers on board or bring your own. All Trips Guaranteed to catch fish!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    A 6 hour trip, fishing anywhere up to about 20 miles offshore for Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish and more. All trips include bait, tackle, gear, ice, and fish cleaning. Feel free to bring any beverages and food you like. Coolers on board or bring your own. All Trips Guaranteed to catch fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Four hours on the water. This trip will take you nearshore, anywhere up to about 15 miles from the coast. Here, you will fish for species such as Kingfish, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and Snapper. All trips include bait, tackle, gear, ice, and fish cleaning. Feel free to bring any beverages and food you like. Coolers on board or bring your own. All Trips Guaranteed to catch fish!
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About the Captain

Kellen Ankrum
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Fishing Reports
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)
Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel

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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (10)
4.82
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Kellen
Had a great time with captain Kellen
Had a great time with captain Kellen
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Angler Rating
15
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Todd B.
Louisville, Kentucky
 5.00
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8 hour non-stop fish

VERIFIED   March 27, 2019
It’s fun to come back to the dock and have the other groups say “hey why didn’t we catch fish like that”....
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John S.
Pittsburgh, PA
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 18, 2018
Six of us did a half day session with Kellen today. He and the boat were ready when we arrived, we left the dock almost immediately,...
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Kevin A.
Mechanicsburg, PA
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Fishing with Kellen

VERIFIED   March 31, 2019
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Gregory D.
Lutz, Florida
 5.00
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Unmatched quality

VERIFIED   July 7, 2016
I arranged this four hour trip for three couples, two of which had very limited fishing experience. We arrived 15 min before...
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William J. M.
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   June 19, 2016
I did not know Captain Kellen before I booked our outing. We were going to be in Florida on a company trip and I wanted to...
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