The Saltwater Hook Up - Tampa Bay

5210 West Tyson Avenue
Tampa FL, United States

The Saltwater Hook Up is a charter dedicated to catching amazing fish species in the saltwaters of Tampa Bay, Florida. They will be able to put you on fish and to take you to some of the best fishing spots in this beautiful area that is home to desirable and tasty fish. They charter to families with kids, serious and novice anglers. Captain Rich will teach you all you need to know about different fish and techniques and looks forward to meeting and having you on board as his guest.

You will fish aboard his 25 foot Marauder Marine Avenger saltwater fishing boat, which was built in 2007, and a capacity for 5 guests. It is powered by a 250 HP Suzuki four stroke engine with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. The boat is equipped with all the necessary safety equipment including life jackets, fire extinguishers, a CPR-trained crew and a first-aid kit. The electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio and an excellent fishfinder which will help you locate the best fishing spots. You will be able to use the flybridge for sight fishing, the wireless trolling motor to be super quiet in the shallow waters and keep your catch cool in the icebox on board.

The Saltwater Hook Up will take you fishing in the inshore waters of Tampa Bay, offering a wide variety of fish including Cobia, King Mackerel, Permit, the super tasty Flounder, Goliath Grouper, Pompano, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, and the excellent tasting Tripletail. You will have the rods, reels, tackle, lures, live baits and a fishing license provided by Captain Rich. He will also happily clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home for dinner, or store it in the deep freezer. Either way, bring zip bags as you will be needing them.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Tarpon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a trip made for Tarpon lovers who want nothing more than to spend 10 hours on the water watching this great ancient fish perform its acrobatic show and put up a good fight.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Tarpon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip you will be targeting Tarpon exclusively. Other fish that bite the bait will be released as the star of the day is the mighty fighter Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Tarpon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a half day trip targeting Tarpon for those who love fighting the excellent game quality fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Permit Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will target Permit exclusively for its excellent game qualities and good food value. You will have to have patience as this is one of the most intelligent and trickiest fish to catch.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a full day trip which allows for many spot changes and a great opportunity to catch a huge variety of fish species available in the Tampa Bay area such as Pompano, Snook, Redfish, Goliath Grouper, Flounder, Tripletail, Spotted Seatrout and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip will allow you more time on the water and a greater opportunity to catch some great species. You will be able to target Tarpon, Snook, Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and other shallow water fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a great trip if you just want to spend a few hours on the water targeting your lunch or dinner. Fish species include Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and others.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit
Pompano
Redfish
Snook

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Marauder Marine Avenger (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Charter Operator

The Saltwater Hook Up - Tampa Fishing Charters
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since November 2016
A Tampa Native, born and raised, I have been fishing the Tampa Bay waters all my life. At a young age, I began mating for a local captain which turned into me getting my captains license as soon as I could. I have competitively fished all over the West Central of Florida. I enjoy putting my clients on trophy fish.
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