Man's Fat Boy Charters

Man’s Fat Boy Charters invites you to join Captain Harold Mathes for a quality fishing and scalloping experience in St. Joseph Bay, right outside of Port Saint Joe. Harold has lived here his whole life and knows the local waters like the back of his hand. When you fish with Captain Harold, he’ll make sure the trip is tailored to your individual needs.

His boat is a 23’ Carolina Skiff that’s powered by a single 115 HP Suzuki engine. Skiffs are a great option for inshore fishing because of their ability to traverse shallow waters very easily. There’s plenty of room on the boat for up to five prospective anglers, so why not bring the rest of the family along for the ride?

St. Joe’s fishery has a variety of options open for people interested in getting some good fishing done. You’ll be able to target fish species like Flounder, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, Tripletail, and plenty more besides. Man’s Fat Boy Charters offers both shorter and longer trips, in the morning and afternoon, so it’s pretty easy to find the slot that fits you like a glove.

The price of any given trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted for your convenience after the trip is over. Just make sure to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses, and you’re all set for a trip to remember.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Nothing beats a full day trip if you're itching to see everything the local fishery has to provide. This trip involves fishing St. Joseph Bay for the likes of Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Flounder, and many more besides. Captain Harold will be there to assist every step of the way. This is a trip for up to 5 guests, with an additional cost of $50 for the 5th person. Fishing licenses, rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This trip involves heading out into St. Joseph Bay, where you will be fishing for the likes of Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Flounder, and many more besides. Captain Harold will be there to assist every step of the way. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, as are fishing licenses for everyone onboard. This trip is for a maximum of 5 people, with an additional person charge after 4.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Afternoon trips are great if you're not big on early morning fishing. This trip involves going out into St. Joseph Bay, where you will be targeting the likes of Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Flounder, and many others. Captain Harold will be there to assist every step of the way. Rods, reels, terminal tackle, and fishing licenses are included in the price of the trip. Up to 5 people can join on this trip, with an additional person charge after 4.
  • Private trip
    Scallop Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 24
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Seasonal trip to search for scallops in the bay.
  • Private trip
    Scallop Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 24
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Seasonal trip to search for scallops in the bay. Trip includes up to 5 people max and all gear is provided. You're welcome to bring any drinks or snacks you'd like and your own cooler. You can also stash your drinks in my cooler if you prefer.
  • Private trip
    Bay and/or Beach Adventure (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    If fishing isn't your thing, but you would like to cruise around the bay, look for sea critters, or ride over to a beautiful beach spot for a bit, this is for you. This trip can be tailored to suit your needs. Grab your family and friends and let's load up for a boat ride!
  • Private trip
    Bay and/or Beach Adventure (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    If fishing isn't your thing, but you would like to cruise around the bay, look for sea critters, or ride over to a beautiful beach spot for a bit, this is for you. This trip can be tailored to suit your needs. Grab your family and friends and let's load up for a boat ride!
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About the Captain

Harold "Man" Mathes
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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108 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
Captain Harold "Man" Mathes grew up and has lived in the Port St. Joe area his entire life. He loves the outdoors and is an avid fisherman and hunter. With more than 35 years of fishing experience under his belt, he knows how to get you on the fish and wants nothing more than for you to have a great time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
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

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Customer Reviews

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4.91
out of 5 stars from 108 reviews
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BEST in-shore fishing Captain!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Shane R.
Harrison, TN
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Man

VERIFIED   August 19, 2020
We had an incredible time fishing in the Apalachicola Bay with Captain Man.  He kept the entire experience fun, entertaining,...
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Vanessa A.
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Half day trip for the Family

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
This was a surprise trip for my Father and fiance. I did extensive research into charter’s and thankfully, I picked this...
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David H.
Overland Park, KS
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Great half day with Capt Man

VERIFIED   June 2, 2020
I talked with Capt Man the night before and had a good feeling we were in good hands.  He was on the ball, helpful with...
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Port Saint Joe, FL
 5.00
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Great Day of Fishing!

VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
Captain Man was a great guide for our trip. He was great for our 12yr old and 8yr old boys. He joked around with them and made...
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Angie S.
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Best day ever!

VERIFIED   June 10, 2020
We didn’t just have a fishing trip, we had a fishing experience! Captain took his time with us, teaching us as we went along....
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