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 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    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
93 Fishing Reports
25 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 8, 2021
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Tampa, FL
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Cicero, IL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Evening on 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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Palmetto, Florida
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Inshore trip with Slot Machine Fishing Charters

Half Day Trip on 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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Midlothian, VA
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Evening on 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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FAQs about Slot Machine Fishing Charters

Slot Machine Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Slot Machine Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Slot Machine Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (American Tackle, G. Loomis, Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Will be ready prior to trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Slot Machine Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Slot Machine Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Slot Machine Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon