Flats Monster offers exciting adventures out of Clearwater, Florida. They fish the inlets and beaches for world-class saltwater fish species, cruising the flats and up to 9 miles nearshore. The crew specializes in reeling in species that the local waters have to offer, and they definitely know where the fish are hiding!

Enjoy your fishing trip aboard a brand-new 25’ Sea Hunt center console boat, which comes powered by a 300 Yamaha engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots and can comfortably take up to 4 guests. Its navigational electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fishfinder. There is an enclosed toilet for your maximum comfort when spending your day on the water. If you want to bring your little ones, make sure to message your captain in advance.

The waters of the Gulf Coast are home to a diverse variety of game fish. Florida’s fishing is a year-round sport with each season offering its own excitement. Whether you want to sight cast for winter Trout and Redfish, target a trophy Spotted Seatrout or have a summertime live bait action for the mighty Tarpon and Snook – the crew will accommodate your every need and make sure your day on the water is a productive one.

Each trip with the crew comes inclusive with everything you need to put your catch together. You will be provided with fly fishing equipment, as well as St. Croix rods, Shimano reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and the fishing licenses for you and your party.

Book a trip with Flats Monster and have the time of your life fishing on the flats under the Floridian sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    A 6-hour trip to the fishing grounds allows you to maximize your time on the water. You'll get the chance to target Redfish, Snook, and a wide variety of other saltwater game fish. The boat can accommodate up to 4 adults and kids under 12 fish for free!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Short runs to the fishing grounds will maximize your time when fishing for Florida's top game fish including Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and many more!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    This trip is specialized in short runs to the fishing grounds in order to maximize your time on the water. Fish for Redfish, Snook, and a wide variety of other great saltwater game fish. The captain's vessel can accommodate up to 4 adults and kids under 12 fish for free!
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About the Captain

Tyson Wallerstein
Clearwater, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
122 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2017
Growing up in Northern Utah I gained a love for the outdoors and fishing. I relocated to Florida at the age of 21. Still a kid, I did everything I could to understand this new fishery. Fishing for a living has been a dream come true for me. My passion for the sport and owning my own business drives me to go to every effort to offer a quality day to all of my clients. I specialize in light tackle live bait fishing. I educate my anglers in the small details that it takes to fool quality fish on live bait.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Great day out

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 13, 2021
Captain Wallerstein is a great captain. Communicated with me and made sure everything was lined up ahead of time. Tyson made...
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Elkton, MD
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4 hour trip with Captain Tyson

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 28, 2021
Had a great time on the water. Captain Tyson was knowledgeable. He knew the area well and put us on some good fishing. This...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 15, 2021
Couldn’t have been any more satisfied with Captain Tyson. He was like a mad scientist studying the water to put us on fish....
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Montoursville, PA
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 13, 2021
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Ralston, NE
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FAQs about Flats Monster

Flats Monster offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Flats Monster, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (100 gallon live well capacity)

Trips booked with Flats Monster include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano reels and St. Croix rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Flats Monster offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Clearwater Harbor, Old Tampa Bay)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Flats Monster offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Specializing in live bait mainly catch and release )
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Flats Monster include:
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon