Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters

Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters is a charter dedicated to shallow water fishing, and is guided by Captain Ken Tutalo. He has been a full-time Fly Fishing Guide, Outfitter and Fly Casting Instructor for over 20 years and loves taking new guests out on trips, helping them learn and master the technique of fly fishing and generally having a great time on the water. He spends November through April fishing the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and offers unparalleled experience in both fly fishing and light spinning tackle trips.

You will fish aboard his 17 foot Cayenne flats boat which was built in 2016 and has a capacity for 2 guests. This beautiful new flats boat is powered by a 60 HP Evinrude engine. The boat contains all the safety features including life jackets and first-aid equipment, a great GPS, fishinder, an anchoring system and an icebox which will preserve the freshness of your catch until you return to the shore.

Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters will take you fishing in the beautiful estuary of Tampa Bay, covering its pristine flats, seagrass beds and mangrove habitats. The targeted species will be Redfish, Snook, Tarpon and Speckled Trout, however, since this area is rich in other species you may also catch Cobia, Tarpon, Permit,Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Sheepshead and Red Snapper. Captain Ken will provide the necessary fly fishing and light tackle equipment in terms of rods, reels, tackle, baits and a fishing licence for the saltwaters of Florida. You will also have snacks and drinks available on board.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    The full day trip will take you to the flats and the Mangrove lined backcountry targeting Trout, Snook, and Redfish. This trip will allow you the time to target more areas and specifically hunt for larger fish. The 8 Hour trips are the best for really polishing your fly casting skills.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    This is a great 6 hour trip for one or two anglers. These 3/4 day trips are ideal for new fly fishermen or the most experienced fly casters. On these trips you will fish in the flats and the Mangrove lined backcountry targeting Snook, Redfish and Trout. The 6 hour duration gives you more flexibility to move around and target different species. The extra time is also a benefit if you are seeking to improve your casting technique. FLEXIBLE starting times.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Light Tackle Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    This is a 6 hour trip for one or two anglers. On these trips we will target the flats and the Mangrove lined back country. We will target Snook, Redfish and Trout. All fishing will be with light spin tackle and artificial lures. You will normally fish with a mix of Crankbaits, Spoons and Soft Baits. All equipment is included.
  • Private trip
    Evening Fly Fishing for Snook 4 Hrs
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    This is a 4 hour Fly Fishing night trip. On these trips we target Snook in and around dock lights. These trips are for one or two anglers
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    This is a 4 hour trip for one or two anglers. These half day trips are great for new fly fishermen or the most experienced fly caster. On these trips you will fish in the flats and the Mangrove lined back country. You will target Snook, Trout and Redfish but other species are often encountered. All fly fishing equipment and custom flies are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    On this trip, which is perfect for one or two anglers, you will fish in the flats and the mangrove lined backcountry. You will target Redfish, Snook and Trout but other species are often caught too. All fishing will be with light spin tackle and artificial lures. You will normally fish with a mix of Crankbaits, Spoons and Soft Baits. All equipment is included.

About the Captain

Ken Tutalo
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
I have been involved in fishing all my life. For the past 24 years I have been a Fly Fishing Guide and a Fly Fishing Outfitter. I own Baxter House Fly Fishing Outfitters and offer destination fly fishing trips in New York State and in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. From November through April I am chartering shallow water fishing trips in the beautiful estuary of Tampa Bay. I am also a regular at the Winter Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Shows I regularly demonstrate fly tying techniques and gives seminars on topics pertaining to Fly Fishing. I am also a published writer.with articles in many major publications. I have also had several appearances on Television, working with Discovery Channel, CBS News, New York Department of Tourism, Discover America, On the Water TV and more.

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Targeted Species

Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cayenne (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 60HP Evinrude engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 20% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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Customer Reviews

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4.93
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Friendly captain
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100%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Forrest P.
Hyattsville, MD
 5.00
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VERIFIED   February 11, 2019
My wife and I had a wonderful time. He was very patient and helped me improve my fly casting. I had never tried fly fishing...
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Wojciech C.
United States
 5.00
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Very good experience, great time

VERIFIED   April 7, 2019
This was my first time with fly fishing in salt water. Ken is a very patience person and he helped me to correct a lot...
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Somers, New York
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Ken and I had a great day on the Delaware River. It is always a great time to fish with a professional guide who is passionate...
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Ted H.
United States
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Full Day Trip

January 14, 2017
This was my 5th trip with Capt Ken.  Great guide and teacher.  Very nice guy and very easy to talk to.  Very...
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November 2, 2017
All I can say is that I wish I had started fishing with Ken 20 years ago.  He knows where the fish are in the Delaware...
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