Offering Inshore and nearshore fishing trips.

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!

The captain will supply you with all the required equipment. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and proper clothing coverage.

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
    2 Hour Trip – Lunch Time
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $350
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $350
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $350
    Fun and fast fishing, the goal is to get you as many fish in your time slot!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lunch Time
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    Afternoon fishing can present itself with some big fish and great views!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    US $700
    Tarpon fishing at its finest! Here in Clearwater, we get a good season to chase down some silver kings! All gear is provided, and ready for you to catch a fish of a lifetime.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Scott L.
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First time to Florida

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on May 6, 2024
Captain Nick was very knowledgeable of the area and where we could catch some great fish and he made sure all 4 in our group...
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Jessica A.
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Knowledgeable and helpful guide

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Lunch Time on February 10, 2024
Nick is an excellent guide! He knows so much about the various species of fish and wildlife- the behaviours of them according...
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Kate F.
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on April 17, 2024
Nick is extremely knowledgeable about the local fishery and a very nice guy to boot. He found the fish and maximized all two...
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John B.
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First time for everything

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 1, 2024
Captain Nick is a great guy! Treated my 70+ parents and my 13 year old with the upmost respect!!!  Never forget us, we wont...
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Brian D.
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Fun 2 hour trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on March 15, 2024
2 hours went way too fast, but had a great time on the water with captain Nick. He was very helpful with those that might not...
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FAQs about Capt. Nick’s Fishing Charters

Capt. Nick’s Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Lunch Time (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Lunch Time (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Capt. Nick’s Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before you arrive)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Filleting services are included.)
  • Fishing License (Fishing licenses are included and cover all guests.)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Capt. Nick’s Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Nick’s 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 Capt. Nick’s Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grunt
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Nick Halenkamp
Clearwater, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
85 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grunt Grunt
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before you arrive
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Filleting services are included.
Fishing License
Fishing licenses are included and cover all guests.
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Min. age is 3+, all life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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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