Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing trips operate out of St. Petersburg, Fl. Capt. Ted is a Florida native and US Coast Guard licensed captain. With over 40 years of fishing experience, he knows a great deal about fishing the inshore waterways of the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County, and the notorious Gulf of Mexico. Join him for inshore and nearshore light tackle fishing and reel in some of west Florida’s most sought-after game fish!

Capt. Ted operates a fully-equipped, 23’ Hanson center console. Powered by a 150 HP Suzuki four stroke engine, this vessel boasts a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. She’s outfitted with a 10’ PowerPole anchor system and an assortment of navigational electronics such as GPS and Fishfinder. There’s room on board for up to 4 anglers.

While fishing the Tampa Bay area, you’ll target a variety of species. Capt. Ted specializes in fishing for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Grouper, Snapper, and several shark species. Depending on the season, you might reel in other species such as Hogfish, Cobia, and King Mackerel, as well. These waters are home to plenty of delicious fish for you to take home, as well as some tough-fighting species for you to test your skills.

Fishing close to shore means you and your family can focus on the experience without getting seasick. You can come aboard and try your luck for half a day, or book a full day trip and increase your chances of catching more fish. You’ll learn the most effective techniques, from spinning and jigging to drift fishing. Capt. Ted will also clean and fillet any keeper fish you’d like to take home.

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing provides a fishing license and Okuma fishing gear, along with live and artificial bait. All you need to bring is lunch, your preferred beverage, some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses for protection. Last but not least, be sure to bring your enthusiasm for spending a great day on the Florida waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $275
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters. There's a whole world of incredible fish waiting for you out there. Tough-fighting Snook as well as tasty Redfish and Trout can be found inshore.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Morning Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US $350
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore. There's a whole world of incredible fish waiting for you out there. Tough-fighting Snook as well as tasty Redfish and Trout can be found inshore. While in the Gulf, stunning Snapper, Grouper, and tough-fighting Shark can be found.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Fishing Trip (am)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $400
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters for smaller Sharks for the kids or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore for the BIGGER ones. Black tip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Bonnet heads and Nurse Sharks can be found.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    Halfday Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $400
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore. There's a whole world of incredible fish waiting for you out there. Tough-fighting Snook as well as tasty Redfish and Trout can be found inshore. While in the Gulf, stunning Snapper, Grouper, and tough-fighting Shark can be found.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $550
    Spend your day on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore. There's a whole world of incredible fish waiting for you out there. Tough-fighting Snook as well as tasty Redfish and Trout can be found inshore. While in the Gulf, stunning Snapper, Grouper, and tough-fighting Shark can be found.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
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Michael B.
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Outstanding Guide Who Knows the Inner Coastal

VERIFIED   Halfday Morning Trip on July 6, 2023
My son, nephew, and I had an excellent time on Captain Ted’s charter.  He knows his way around the area waterways.  Our...
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Fishing with Ted

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Afternoon Trip on May 17, 2024
It was a really good time and great memories, my son and his girlfriend loved it!
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Branson C.
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Fun Times & Memories & A Great Captain!

VERIFIED   Halfday Morning Trip on July 5, 2023
My son and I had a blast with Captain Ted! It was hot and the water was hot and made for a tough day of fishing, but...
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Daniel M.
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Afternoon Trip on April 5, 2024
We had a great trip.  Everyone caught fish and the captain worked hard to get us our target species.  We absolutely recommend...
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Rich O.
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Loved it!!

VERIFIED   Halfday Morning Trip on March 23, 2024
Didn’t catch a whole lot of fish, but enjoyed being on board with Capt Ted Nesti.  Windy, but still a very nice time with...
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FAQs about Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $275 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Morning Trip (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Morning Trip (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Shark Fishing Trip (am) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - Halfday Morning Trip (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Fishing Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS garmin
  • Fishfinder garmin
  • Live Bait Well 50 gallons

Trips booked with Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (shrimp,pilchards,pinfish,ladyfish)
  • Lures (soft plastics)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Fishing oyster bars,Grass Flat, Spoil Islands and)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Fishing the Reefs)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (grass flats)
  • Backcountry Fishing (oyster bars and mangrove shore line)

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning (Okuma Azores 40-s reels on Okuma 7' shadow stalker )
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Ted Nesti
Bay Pines, Florida, United States
37 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
138 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2014
Captain Ted Nesti was born and raised on St. Pete Beach, FL. He is a USCG licensed captain with more than 40 years of experience fishing the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County, and the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Ted specializes in inshore and near shore light tackle fishing for Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Grouper, and Shark.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Fishing oyster bars,Grass Flat, Spoil Islands and
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing the Reefs
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
grass flats
Backcountry Fishing
oyster bars and mangrove shore line

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Okuma Azores 40-s reels on Okuma 7' shadow stalker
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
garmin
Fishfinder
garmin
Live Bait Well
50 gallons

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
shrimp,pilchards,pinfish,ladyfish
Lures
soft plastics
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
beer ok
You Keep Catch
will refer a restaurant to cook fish for you
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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