Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson

Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson offers family-friendly inshore and nearshore fishing trips out of Bradenton, Florida. Join Captain Taylor Cowieson and explore the hottest spots in the area: Sarasota Bay, Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, and Anna Maria Island are just a few of his favorite haunts. Whether you’re looking for a tasty treat for the table or you just want to experience the area’s fantastic natural surroundings, you’ve found the right captain.

Captain Taylor operates a 24’ center console, which was custom-built by T-Craft Boatworks in Florida. Designed specifically for the local waterways, she provides a comfortable ride even in choppy waters and can access extremely shallow areas with ease.

Perfect for accommodating up to 5 anglers, the boat is rigged with safety equipment and modern navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. Since you will be doing a lot of fishing, there is a live bait tank fitted on board, along with an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day.

Inshore and nearshore fishing in Bradenton with Capt. Taylor is an ideal opportunity to enjoy the thrill of catching a wide range of species. Depending on the season, you will be going for Redfish, Flounder, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Pompano, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Snook…and the list just keeps going! Whether you want to fish for the whole day or just for a few hours, Captain Taylor will design an itinerary to suit your needs.

Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, bait, lures, and licenses. The captain will send your catch home cleaned, filleted, and ready to go straight into the frying pan. Just bring your own food, drinks, and the desire to catch fish. Then you’re set for a thrilling day out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Get the most out of western Florida's incredible productive waters and spend a full 8 hours fishing the shallows for a range of highly-prized game and table fish. Bottom fish or troll to entice the bite of your target species as you show off your skills and test your strength to reel in some monster fish. Go after Snook, Redfish, and Trout primarily, while you may catch a once-in-a-lifetime Tarpon when in season. Sheepshead, Permit, and Snappers may also be on the menu as you head home with a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Spending 6 hours on the productive inshore waters of western Florida will allow you that extra bit of time to fill the boat and hone in on your fishing skills. These shallow waters are overflowing with exciting and delicious fish just calling out to be caught. Along the Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, and many other hot fishing grounds, you'll mainly target Redfish, Snook, and Trout, while Sheepshead, Flounder, Pompano, and many more will prove a tasty treat at the end of the day too.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    The first bite of the day is often said to be the best one. Come and see for yourself as you spend your morning working your way along the productive inshore waterways of western Florida. These stunning waters are home to a range of exciting and delicious fish, so practice your technique and fill the boat with some delicious creatures to take home. From Sheepshead to Redfish, Trout to Jack Crevalle, Flounder to Snook – you're in for a thrilling time aboard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Jun 30
    $450
    There's always time to discover the rich fishing that western Florida has to offer. Hit the Manatee River, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island, and Terra Ceia Bay for a thrilling fishing experience in stunning surroundings. These scenic waters are home to Snook, Trout, Redfish, and many more exciting and delicious fish. Bottom fish or troll to entice the bite of these beauties and get ready to fill the boat.
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About the Captain

Taylor Cowieson
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
27 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
74 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
From the start of my fishing career I have enjoyed taking friends and family out on the water and once I received my Captain's license I was able to start sharing my enjoyment for fishing and teaching my clients about fishing. My favorite style is fishing the flats with live bait (pilchards) to chum the fish in close to the boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

T-craft Boatworks (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Bradenton to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

First signs of winter fishing!
First signs of winter fishing!
November 26, 2021
The last few weeks have brought a handful of strong cold fronts making for a switch of tactics to keep our fishing charters as producitve as possible. On the windier pre and post front days we are doing our best to fish protected areas to keep our guests comfortable. As the water temperatures slowly fall we are starting to target some of the tasty winter time fish such as pompano, tripletail, sheepshead, permit, and black drum. Our afternoon trips have been productive for snook once the water has a chance to warm up.

Customer Reviews

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Half day fishing adventures!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 10, 2021
Captain Taylor was absolutely amazing! So accommodating, considerate, knowledgeable, patient and really knew his stuff! ...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 23, 2021
Captain Taylor Cowieson is a fantastic guide!  I am so glad I chose him for our family fishing trip!  He had us on the fish...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 15, 2021
My Daughter and I had a magnificent experience with Taylor. While we hooked a nice Snook on the first cast and ultimately dozens...
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Half Day A.M. Trip w/ Captain Taylor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 30, 2021
I want to start off by saying this was the first ever saltwater fishing trip for me and the wife. We based our decision off...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 8, 2021
Taylor was great!  On time, we’ll prepared, friendly and professional.  He was clearly very familiar with the local area….what...
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FAQs about Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson

Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (up to 9 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson include:
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon