Seize The Bay Fishing Charters

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
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $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, 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
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 3 persons
    + $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 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
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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.

About the Captain

Tim Stout
Weeki Wachee, Florida, United States
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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

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

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 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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Joe W.
McConnells, SC
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VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Bite was real slow, but he worked his butt off to put us on some fish!
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VERIFIED   September 28, 2019
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Clarence C.
Lachute, QC
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HALF DAY.

VERIFIED   March 25, 2019
HAD A GREAT DAY WITH CAPTAIN TIM.
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Carlos A.
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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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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