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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 24
    $400
    Seasonal trip to search for scallops in the bay.
  • Private trip
    Scallop Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 24
    $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.
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About the Captain

Harold "Man" Mathes
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
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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) Black Seabass
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
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

Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
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 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Denise M.
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Half day inshore trip with Captain Harold “Man”

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on August 7, 2021
Our family went on a 50th birthday fishing trip for my husband. Beautiful day, nice calm water, breezy. Had a great time and...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) on October 20, 2021
Booked a 4 hour excursion. We had an amazing time. Harold was great about teaching all of us basic tips about casting, reeling,...
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Half Day with Captain Man

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on March 22, 2021
We spent the morning with Captain Man and caught all the fish we could handle.  His boat and equipment are perfect for the...
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Any day is a good fishing day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on May 20, 2021
We had the unfortunate luck of booking our trip on a super windy day. Mr. Man was knowledgeable, engaging and fun despite the...
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Great Fishing Trip! Highly Recommended

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on March 23, 2021
Had a great time!  I took my son and his friend out for a half-day of fishing.  We had a great time catching half a dozen...
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FAQs about Man's Fat Boy Charters

Man's Fat Boy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Scallop Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Scallop Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Man's Fat Boy Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Man's Fat Boy Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Man's Fat Boy Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Man's Fat Boy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Man's Fat Boy Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail