Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing

9600 Bay Pines Blvd
St Petersburg FL, United States

Capt. Ted Nesti, a Florida native, is a United States Coast Guard- licensed and insured charter captain and fishing guide, with over 40 years of experience fishing the inshore waterways of the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County as well as the notorious Gulf of Mexico. Born and raised on St. Pete Beach, Ted specializes in inshore light tackle fishing for some of West Florida’s most sought-after game fish aboard his 2008 Carolina Skiff.

Captain Nesti operates a fully-equipped, center console 2008 19’ Carolina Skiff 198 DLV Elite, powered by a 115 Evinrude E-TEC engine. The vessel features a trolling motor and is outfitted with a standard assortment of navigational electronics such as GPS and Fishfinder. It can comfortably accommodate up to 4 fishermen per trip.

Fishing with Captain Ted, you’ll be targeting a variety of species inhabiting the Tampa Bay area. Above all, Ted specializes in Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout, Sheepshead as well as several shark species. All the appropriate fishing equipment will be provided by Ted, along with live and artificial bait. All you need to bring is lunch, your preferred beverage some sunscreen, hat and sunglasses for protection and your enthusiasm for spending a great day on the Florida waters.


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Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 115HP evinrude e-tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Bluefish

 
Cobia
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Blacktip)
 
Sheepshead

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Tripletail
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks.

About the Captain

Ted Nesti
St Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since July 2014
About Capt. Ted Nesti, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured charter captain, is a Florida native, born and raised on St. Pete Beach. For over 30 years, he has fished the inshore waters of the Tampa Bay area and Pinellas county as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Ted specializes in inshore, light tackel fishing targeting redfish, snook, trout, sheepshead, and sharks from his fully equipped 2008 Carolina Skiff 198 DLV Elite with a 115 Evinrude E-TEC engine. Charters include license, bait, and tackle. Just bring a lunch, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and your enthusiasm for a great day on the water. SPECIALIZING IN REDFISH, SNOOK, TROUT, SHEEPSHEAD and SHARKS !
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.82 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Captain Ted was great. The fish were a bit less cooperative than we would have liked, but he persisted past the expiration date of our time and made sure we had some fish for dinner. Great guy who was really wonderful with my kids. We had a really good day.

Margo Jacquot  • Fished March 28, 2017
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He was amazing!! Made sure everyone caught all they wanted for the day!! Highly recommended for all ages.

Erica Johnson  • Fished March 24, 2017
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Found Capt. Ted to be a top shelf captain.  He knows the waters of the back bays and put us on the fish within 15 minutes of leaving the dock.  Because of the tides we only moved 3 times.
We’ve tried others but fishing with Ted was the best by far. 
We caught so many fish the cooler was full and it took 2 hours for him (another plus) to clean all our fish.  We will not fish with anyone else.

Howard Martin  • Fished February 24, 2017
Ted Nesti (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 2, 2017

thanks a lot you guys had a great time with you all

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