Ebb and Flow Charters

5120 West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa FL, United States

Captain Charlie Howell was raised in Tampa, Florida, with fishing and hunting quickly becoming two of his most cherished activities. Fishing since he was a young man, Charlie focused his efforts mainly on the upper Tampa Bay in search for Snook and Redfish. Today, he has a vastly broadened scope, becoming an expert in fishing for just about any species bold enough to swim the waters of Tampa Bay.

Captain Charlie operates the 18’ center console Hewes Redfisher, powered by a single 130HP Yamaha engine, equipped with FishFinder and GPS, with a maximum passenger capacity of 2. The vessel was built specifically with fishing the shallow waters in mind, just like those that can be found all throughout Florida.

The boat gives anglers the luxury of stalking even those particularly spooky game fish, in very shallow waters and places that most boats had never ventured into. It is exactly thanks to shallow-water pioneers such as Bob Hewes that this type of fishing has boomed into an increasingly popular sport.

Captain Charlie specializes in light tackle and fly fishing for an array of species inhabiting the waters of Tampa, such as Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, Trout, and many other game fish. All fishing equipment for a successful inshore fishing trip is arranged by Captain Howell. At the end of your trip, if you caught a keeper, Captain is happy to clean and bag the fish for you to take with you. Florida fishing licenses are needed for all occupants of the boat and will be supplied by Charlie at no additional charge.

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Boat Specs

Hewes Redfisher (Flats boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by 130HP Yamaha V4 engine.

18 ft
3 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Tampa Bay
Nearshore Fishing
within 10 miles weather permitting
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota ipilot
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota ipilot
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

25% 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, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

Charlie Howell
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since July 2014
I was born and raised in Tampa and have been fishing since I was a young man. After many years working in the legal community I decided that being a fishing captain was my true calling. I try my hardest to make sure every trip is a success and you leave satisfied and a tad more knowledgeable about our beautiful estuary.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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It was really windy on my trip and Charlie found some nice spots where we could fish and not be bothered by the wind. He knows the fish and where they will be. He made sure I caught fish. You won’t go wrong booking with Charlie.

Roger Goff  • Fished April 14, 2016
Charlie Howell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 19, 2016

Thank you Roger! I am glad you had a good time.

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Our Captain worked very hard to help us catch fish.  He was very attentive.

Scott Cameron  • Fished March 10, 2016
Charlie Howell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 11, 2016

Thank you Scott! I am glad you guys had a good time.

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