Hot Zone Charters

Stafford Road
Tampa Bay FL, United States

Hot Zone Charters invites you on an unforgettable shallow water fishing trip in Tampa Bay, Florida. The charter is operated by Captain Brian Visnovec who has fished the local waters for over 19 years as a guide and a professional tournament competitor throughout Florida and Louisiana.

Captain Brian is always in the know of the best spots and is a great and patient teacher to kids and beginners. He will take you fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Pompano, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Tripletail, and more. These waters always have something swimming beneath the surface, so whatever season you go out, you’ll be able to catch good fish.

You will fish aboard a 24-foot Canyon Bay 24b saltwater fishing boat, originally built in 2016. This new beauty is powered by a 300 HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots. The super speed means you will not waste time when changing productive spots. The vessel contains the necessary safety gear, a GPS, a fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor for the super shallow water, and a livewell for the bait. In addition in has a top tower ideal for sight fishing.

Hot Zone Charters will provide you with the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a fishing license. All you have to bring is food and drinks for the day, and a cooler to transport the fish home in. Captain Brian will happily provide as much guidance as you need or want, and if you want to hear his tournament fishing tales, you will be in awe!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The full day trip will take you fishing the Tampa Bay and it's Rivers for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Mackerel, Pompano, Cobia, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Tripletail, and Tarpon. You can mix and match by fishing for Tarpon only in the morning, and then fish for other species in the afternoon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing Tampa Bay and it's Rivers for 6 hours for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Mackerel, Pompano, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing Tampa Bay and it's Rivers for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Mackerel, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing Tampa Bay and it's Rivers for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Mackerel, and Tarpon. The trip departure time will depend on the tides.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Pompano
  Redfish
  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Snook
  Spotted Seatrout
  Tarpon
  Tripletail

Boat Specs

Canyon Bay 24b (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Brian Visnovec
Tampa Bay, Florida, United States
Member since April 2017
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I’m a Tampa native and have been fishing Tampa Bay for 19 years. I also fish several Redfish tournaments throughout Florida and Louisiana. Whether you’re looking for a West Coast slam or fish for the fryer, I always work hard to make you happy.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Excellent experience. We caught a so many fish! Captain is very knowledgeable. Boat is new, plus larger than other charter boats so it is more stable. Will go back again probably when Snook are in season.

Fished July 6, 2017
Brian Visnovec (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2017

Thank you Jeff! Had a great time with you and your family.

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