Inspired Fishing Charters

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Inspired Fishing Charters specializes in inshore and nearshore Tampa Bay adventures out of Madeira Beach, Florida. Owned and operated by a native professional, the company places a premium on fish and fun.

Each trip can be tailored to the guest’s wants for the day. If you’re looking for a lot of action of any sort, be it strictly sport fishing, filling the cooler, fishing with live bait, artificial, or just want to bend a rod, the list of your potential catches is inspiring.

Start your day by checking the bite close to the shore and , targeting a Grand Slam of Redfish, Snook, and Trout. Fish the docks, oyster bars, and mangroves. Follow the trip by running to the nearshore wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Grunt, Hogfish, Grouper, Sharks, Mackerel, and whatever else patrols the waters. If you’re hooking fish, it’s almost impossible to stop!

Inspired Fishing Charters will welcome you onboard their 22’ Pathfinder 2200V bay boat. This is a clean and spacious vessel, powered by a 250 HP Mercury Opti-Max motor. The boat was built with comfort in mind and can hold up to six anglers on board.

The trips come with all you will need for a fun and fish-filled day on the water, including rods, reels, licenses, light snacks, water, and safety equipment. When you come back to the shore, your captain will clean, fillet, and bag your catch so that you could taste it for dinner later.

Every trip is filmed on a GoPro in stunning 4k resolution and a highlight reel is sent to the guests!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Full-Day Trips differ from Half-Day trips in not only the time on the water, but also the number of species targeted. On a typical Full-Day trip, guests would have the opportunity to try a wide range of fishing techniques, areas, and species throughout the day such as docks in the morning, mangroves and oyster bars in the afternoon, as well as nearshore wrecks and reefs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing the inshore waters of Tampa Bay for a (grand) slam of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Flounder. You will also be able to opt for a nearshore Gulf trip to fill the cooler with Mangrove Snapper, Grey Snapper, Shark, Mackerel, and anything else swimming by.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you fishing for the Tampa Bay inshore slam of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Flounder. You can opt the trip for a nearshore Gulf adventure and sort your weekly dinners out by catching Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Grey Snapper, Mackerel, and many more.
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About the Captain

Skylar Wilks
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Reports
ID & License verified
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
For Captain Skylar Wilks, starting a fishing charter business was inevitable. Skylar is Florida born and raised. He grew up fishing anywhere that had a couple of feet of water. Skylar’s repertoire includes fishing the Indian River in central Florida, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Pine Island, Tampa Bay, and trophy fishing from Clearwater down to Sarasota. And that’s not all! After he graduated from college, Skylar came home to where his passion for fishing began. He started inspiring his friends and guests by taking them out on the waters that he knows so well and has been successfully doing it ever since.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2200V (Bay boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Opti-Max engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Half day with Captain Skylar
Half day trip with Cpt Skyler
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Charles G.
Largo, FL
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Skylar

VERIFIED   NEW  July 3, 2019
Great trip with my son, Captain Skylar made sure the day was a success. This was our first trip out with inspired fishing charters...
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Mark C.
Largo, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 21, 2019
Capt Skylar was great to work with from start to finish. Very knowledgeable and personable. Conditions weren’t favorable....
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John P.
Libertyville, IL
 5.00
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Awesome day..::great Captain!

VERIFIED   March 13, 2019
Rough day with 15knot winds, but Captain Skylar got us on some great fish and was an incredibly professional and friendly....
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Allen W.
MARVEL CAV PK, MO
 5.00
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Half day trip with Cpt Skyler

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
Great time. Unfortunately the fish were not overly cooperative. Cpt Skyler did a great job though. Very personable.
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Carmen S.
Seymour, TN
 5.00
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Very nice trip

VERIFIED   April 23, 2019
Skylar worked hard to make the trip good for us even though the fish werent cooperating.  Would go again for aure
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