Seize The Bay Fishing Charters knows how to make your day on the water exciting, fun, and an adventure you’ll remember. 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.

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.

The fishing will take place aboard an extremely versatile 21’ Kenner center console boat powered by 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.

Your targeted fish species will include Redfish, Cobia, Snook, Tarpon, Black Drum, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, the mighty Bull and Blacktip Sharks, and the 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.

Capt. Tim offers 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.

Book a trip with Seize The Bay Fishing Charters and have the time of your life under the Floridian sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    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, Shark, Grouper, Tarpon and other fish that call the local waters home.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    The 6-hour long trip can take you to the inshore and nearshore waters in search of Grouper, Shark, 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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    This trip will see you targeting Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Black Drum, Blacktip Shark 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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $300
    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 from June to September.
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $300
    On this trip, you 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 the Captain

Tim Stout
Weeki Wachee, Florida, United States
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Member since December 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Center console) originally built in 2008. 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
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

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.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

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Brayden B.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   NEW  Special 4 hour trip for Brayden Butterfield on March 22, 2021
Captain Tim was awesome working with mine and my buddy’s schedule as we were here visiting for the week. There had been a...
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Awesome full day charter

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 18, 2020
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Good day with Seize the Bay!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 21, 2020
Had a great time.  Captain Tim took us places inshore and we landed quite a few fish. He was constantly baiting hooks and...
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6 hour trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 12, 2021
Couldn’t ask for a better day on the water.  Captain Tim knows where the fish are and is a great guy.  A very memorable...
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FAQs about Seize The Bay Fishing Charters

Seize The Bay Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - Scalloping Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - Scalloping Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Seize The Bay Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (For Scalloping Trips)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Seize The Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water/Ice)
  • Fishing License

Seize The Bay Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Seize The Bay Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Seize The Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon