Specializing in inshore and flats fishing, Skinny Water Charters has been putting smiles on their guests’ faces since 1997! Captain Craig Lahr owns and operates this charter service in the beautiful coastal town of Clearwater.
This year-round destination offers the county’s more exquisite fishing including Tarpon and backcountry fishing, and over 30 fish species. The town is also well known for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that focuses on preserving the marine life and environment through education and rescue. What better way to explore it than with a captain who holds a world record on the fly?
Captain Craig can take you on a charter fishing up to 9 miles out, to the backcountry shallow water, and from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs and Tampa Bay. Your captain can happily accommodate 3 adults on a trip, or 2 adults and 2 children. You will target a variety of species including Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon, depending on where you decide to fish.
This is one of the area’s few full-service fly fishing operations. They will provide you with all the fishing gear including equipment for both fly and light tackle fishing. You will have a first mate on board to help you with reeling in your catch, and at the end of the trip they will clean and fillet it for you.
Your trip will take place aboard a 201 Backcountry boat that was built locally in Sarasota, which is ideal for fly fishing. The capacity varies on your group – up to 3 adults or 1 adult and 2 children can come aboard for light tackle. There’s a limit of 1-2 anglers for fly fishing charters.
Skinny Water Charter offers a wide variety of charters for families, beginners, and advanced anglers. Come enjoy a great day of fishing in Clearwater!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Backcountry 201 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit 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:
Clearwater Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Skinny Water Charters
- $410 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
- $510 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
- $700 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- GPS (Lowrance )
- Fishfinder (Lowrance )
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Fishing License
- Fly Fishing Equipment
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Spotted Seatrout