Slot Machine Fishing Charters

Slot Machine Fishing Charters specializes in putting their clients on top of the hottest bite out of Palmetto, Florida. The crew has tailored a variety of different trips to suit your budget, wishes, and angling skills.

Your captain specializes in both day and night fishing so check the bite for Snook and Tarpon at night, which is a unique experience under the moonlight. Or go out in the morning and fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and many other species, including Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, King Mackerel, Cobia, and Flounder to name a few.

All of that magic happens aboard a 24’ Custom rebuilt 1972 Classic Flatback Proline. She can take the chop of Tampa Bay just like she cuts across a flat on a low tide. There is plenty of fishing space for up to 4 anglers on board.

Whichever trip you decide to go for, rest assured that you will receive all the attention and assistance needed. Captain Griffin knows the local waters like the back of his hand. He’s been mastering the cast since he was a young child. Griffin is also a great teacher and can cater to beginners and professionals alike.

Slot Machine Fishing Charters come inclusive with all the licenses, quality tackle, and bait that will be prepared for the trip. Capt. Griffin will clean your catch once you got back to shore. Water and snacks will be provided for you but you could also feel free to bring your own.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This eight-hour trip will take you fishing the inshore, flats, and backcountry waters for a variety of species. Those include Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Evening
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you have ever wondered what fishing under a moonlight is like... this is your trip! Target Snook and battle the 'Silver King' Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    1 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip allows you more time to get your hands on Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Snook, Sheepshead, and many other species that patrol the inshore waters.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Evening
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is all about getting your hands on Snook, one of the local treasures. You will be provided with all the necessary gear and tackle to land your very own Snook. Fish cleaning is also included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This half-day trip is a great opportunity to get away from the everyday life and have some fun with your family and friends. Get your hands on Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Trout, and many other species.

About the Captain

Griffin Deans
Palmetto, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
93 Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
Capt Griffin Deans has been fishing the waters from Tampa Bay to Sarasota Bay since he could walk. Chasing Snook, Tarpon and Redfish has been a obsession for his whole life and that boosted him into getting his captains license to become a charter fishing guide doing what he loves.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Proline (Bay boat) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Richard F.
Cicero, IL
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   April 16, 2019
This trip was truly amazing . His passion for fishing and showing his clients how to catch fish were truly remarkable . I was...
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Eric G.
Palmetto, Florida
 5.00
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Inshore trip with Slot Machine Fishing Charters

November 24, 2018
I have fished with Captain Griffin Deans several times now, and have been impressed every single time! I have fished with many...
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Frank C.
Midlothian, VA
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   March 15, 2019
Excellent captain. Put us on the fish . I was the most experienced and my son and friend less so . He gave each of us the proper...
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Brady B.
Riverview, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day with best inshore captain in TB

November 12, 2018
Best inshore fishing charter in Tampa Bay! Knows where everything is, extremely nice and funny, and will put you on fish or...
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Carl G.
Palmetto, Florida
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Had a blast with Griffin. We caught countless snook with a few bonus trout. My son Waylon landed his first snook on his own....
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