Seize The Bay Fishing Charters

4140 Cortez Boulevard
Weeki Wachee FL, United States

Seize The Bay Fishing Charters knows how to make your day on the water exciting, fun, and an adventure to be remembered. And they will do just that. Taking you to the best spots you could imagine, where the fish swim in schools, and where the scallops spend their days in the Summer season.

Your targeted fish species will include Redfish, Cobia, Snook, Tarpon, Black Drum, Groupers, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, the mighty Bull and Blacktip Sharks, and the super delicious Sheepshead. Scallops are also available when in season, which runs from June to September. You will have snorkeling equipment available for the scalloping trips, and fishing gear for all other types of fish you plan to catch.

The fishing will take place aboard an extremely versatile 21 foot, 2-inch Kenner tunnel hull powered with a 200 HP Yamaha. The tunnel hull enables the boat to run in very shallow water to quickly get you to where the fish are, while the modified v-hull maintains a comfortable and dry ride in the chop.

Seize The Bay Fishing Charters is operated by Captain Tim who has many years of experience fishing the Nature Coast. His extensive knowledge and experience will go to work for you to create a memorable excursion of catching fish or collecting scallops.

They offer inshore, nearshore, flats and backcountry fishing and scalloping adventures along Florida’s beautiful Nature Coast. Your starting point will be Weeki Wachee. This is a small city located in Hernando County, Florida, and is home to attractions such as the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaid Show. The Mermaids perform Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” live in the Weeki Wachee Springs.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The full day is 8 hours and will see you targeting a variety of inshore nearshore, wreck and flats species. You can catch Redfish, Cobia, Sheepshead, Sharks, Groupers, Tarpon and other fish that call the local waters home.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The 6-hour long trip can take you to the inshore and nearshore waters in search of Groupers, Sharks, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook and Spotted Seatrout. Captain Tim will advise on the best fish to target depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you targeting Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Black Drum, Blacktip Sharks and other inshore and flats species. Captain Tim will advise on the best spots to go fishing depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 30 Sep
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This is a fun half day trip where you will go snorkeling in the beautiful grass flats of Hernando and Citrus County. You will go in search of tasty Bay Scallops. Book early as these trips fill up fast! They are available June to September.
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 30 Sep
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    On this trip, yo will spend four hours snorkeling in the beautiful grass flats of Hernando and Citrus County. Your target will be the tasty Bay Scallops. This trip must be booked early as they trips fill up fast! Season is from June to September.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Kenner (Center console) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP YAMAHA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Tim Stout
Weeki Wachee, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
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Captain Tim has been fishing professionally for over 27 years and loves every minute he spends on the water. He loves the Weeki Wachee area as it is rich is different fish species and especially in Scallops. He is a generous and kind person who will share his extensive knowledge to make your trip a memorable adventure.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Ben Tubman
Bracebridge, ON
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VERIFIED   April 13, 2018

Lots of knowledge of the area! I would recommend him to anyone

Had a great day on the water!

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Carlos Arevalo
Tampa, Florida
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January 8, 2017

I’ve been on a few charters but this one was different captain Tim kept us on fish he was very knowledgeable about the...

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Vicki Prachyl
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VERIFIED   August 31, 2017

We had a great day, Capt. Jim is very knowledgeable, we had 3 teenagers,  they had a blast, learning about different species...

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