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
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $385
    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.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $385
    Fun and fast fishing, the goal is to get you as many fish in your time slot!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $585
    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
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $585
    Afternoon fishing can present itself with some big fish and great views!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $785
    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.
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About the Captain

Nick Halenkamp
Clearwater, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
41 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

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

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
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
Min. age is 3+, all life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Chad C.
Grand Haven, MI
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Nick

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on April 5, 2022
Nick did a great job.  We caught a fish within ten minutes.  And I won’t tell you where, but he and my 16 yo son hunted...
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B W.
Longview, TX
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Five slammer

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 14, 2022
We landed multiple of five species on a nice cloudy morning trip.  Jack, trout, snook, redfish, and an extra nice mangrove...
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Jamie R.
Roswell, GA
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Fishing with Nick

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 11, 2022
Nick was great super patient. Family trip was fun everyone got a catch. Along the way we saw dolphins and a small shark. Highly...
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Douglas L.
Montville, NJ
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (PM) on July 20, 2022
Awesome 2 hour trip! Friendly Captain and we had non stop action for the full 2 hours! Would recommend and will be booking...
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Allan B.
McAllen, TX
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on September 2, 2022
Great fun. I’ll go again with Captain Nick in a heartbeat.
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FAQs about Tide Flies Fishing Charters

Tide Flies Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $385 per group, additional $40 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $385 per group, additional $40 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $585 per group, additional $40 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $585 per group, additional $40 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $785 per group, additional $40 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