Stressed? There’s no better way to decompress than amazing inshore fishing in Florida. Tide Flies Fishing Charters will put you on the hottest bite and make sure that your trip is smooth and relaxing until the reel starts screaming!

Captain Nick Halenkamp will be your guide and instructor on this journey. Join him aboard his 22’ Aguasport boat, that can hold you and three of your fishing buddies. A live bait well is ready for use on board, so don’t worry about your bait getting floppy. An advanced navigation and fish-finding system will help you find your catch quickly and easily.

You can choose to target a particular species, or several, consult with the captain about what’s best for you. The species you can target are the Cobia, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Bonnethead Shark, Spotted Seatrout, the majestic Tarpon, Redfish, and others you may run into! Captain Nick loves getting to know his customers and to talk them through any fishing technique they try.

As for live bait, you can expect to use Shrimp, Greenbacks, or Whitebait, the captain will catch and prepare everything before you arrive.

You can expect to take a break if you’re fishing for the whole day to grab some lunch at the marina, or bring your own to stay on the water as much as possible!

Children under the age of 3 are not allowed on board. The captain will supply you with all the required equipment. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera to take pictures of their catch.

If you’re up for battling Bull Redfish, or just want to spend the day relaxing on the water, book a trip with Tide Flies Fishing Charters and see just why Florida’s inshore fishing is so famous!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    If 4 hours isn't enough to get your fishing on, this trip will scratch that itch! The captain will take you fishing in the gorgeous nearshore and inshore waters of the area. You can target species like the Redfish, Tripletail, Snook, Sheepshead, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Bonnethead Shark, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and others you run into.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    If you're game for some exciting fishing, this trip is perfect for you. You can target a wide range of species like Cobia, Snook, Sheepshead, Sharks, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail, Jack, Grouper, and others you run into. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    Looking for a quick trip? Fishing can be long sometimes, so why not run out to some docks or bridges for Sheepshead, Snapper, and Trout. Or take chances in the flats for some Redfish, Trout, or Snook! A 2-hour trip is a great way to get out on the water for a couple of hours at a fair price. Pickup times can vary, so book now or call and ask.
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About the Captain

Nick Halenkamp
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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Member since May 2017
Captain Nick Halenkamp is a true local, born and raised in the area. He was taught how to fish by his mother and became enamored with the amazing Bass fishing Florida has to offer. Years later he discovered that saltwater fishing was his passion too and decided to expand his skills in that area. He's been fishing for the past 15 years and loves passing his vast knowledge of the local waters on to his customers. Capt. Nick takes pride in his customer service skills, knowing that it takes more than a good fishing spot to keep your customers happy – he works very hard ensure that all of his guests have an amazing time on the water, no matter what their catch is.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Aguasport (Bay boat) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

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
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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First time fishing saltwater / half day trip.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on April 29, 2021
Awesome experience we just moved here so was looking to get a feel for saltwater fishing as I grew up fishing on Minnesota...
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6 hr trip with Capt Nick

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 13, 2021
Captain Nick put us on fish immediately. Perfect boat for the bay and we got to fish several different areas. Nick is very...
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Half day trip with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on October 5, 2021
We had an amazing experience! The kids caught so many fish- and different kinds!  We walked away with so many awesome memories. ...
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Lea M.
Tampa, Florida
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on May 30, 2021
Captain Nick was amazing! Especially with my boys. He helped them with everything they needed to catch a fish, and met all...
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Largo, Florida
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Florida fishing fun

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on November 22, 2021
We all had a great time with Capt Nick and we ate our catch day of…no bones, delicious red fish.  We will be back!!!
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FAQs about Tide Flies Fishing Charters

Tide Flies Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Tide Flies Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tide Flies Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before you arrive)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Tide Flies Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tide Flies Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tide Flies Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail