Captain
Austin McWhorter

Member since December 2014

Clearwater, United States

Background
Living in Florida, I grew a passion towards fishing. It was something I thoroughly enjoyed doing from a young age and always dreamed of doing it as a full-time job. Having the local knowledge and over two decades of experience in the area has given me the chance to turn my passion into my career and that is something I am thankful for every day. Being able to give people the experience of catching trophy fish is what it is all about for me.
Techniques
Light tackle inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Hogfish, Grouper etc.

Hey, I'm Captain Austin McWhorter

Clearwater, United States
Background
Living in Florida, I grew a passion towards fishing. It was something I thoroughly enjoyed doing from a young age and always dreamed of doing it as a full-time job. Having the local knowledge and over two decades of experience in the area has given me the chance to turn my passion into my career and that is something I am thankful for every day. Being able to give people the experience of catching trophy fish is what it is all about for me.
Techniques
Light tackle inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Hogfish, Grouper etc.
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Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews

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Miami, fl
Went fishing on Monday, July 16, 2018

Had a great afternoon out on the water.  I brought my four boys ages 15 down to 7.  They all caught fish including shark, snook, ladyfish, and a sailcat. They talked about the experience for days after.  The water was very warm - not optimal fishing conditions, but Captain Austin still put us on fish.  He was very patient with the boys. If/When I make it back to Clearwater, I will definitely book another outing.  I think a full day would be awesome!

Fished July 2018

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Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 23, 2018

Thanks Troy, hope to see you again!

New York, ny
Went fishing on Monday, July 9, 2018

Fished July 2018

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Wheeling, Illinois
Went fishing on Friday, June 15, 2018

My 2 brothers, father and I had a great time with Austin.  We spent the early morning targeting Snook on a jetty and pulled in about a half dozen between the 4 of us.  On our way to the late morning flats spot for Redfish, we stopped for 30 minutes to make our attempt at some Tarpon.  We had no intention of fishing for Tarpon originally but we were interested to have Austin explain to us on how the process works and what his approach is for targeting them. The late afternoon was spent on a grass flat throwing at a school of Redfish.  All 4 of us hooked up simultaneously within minutes of locating the school.  We pulled in 7-8 of them in the 90 minutes we spent there.

All in all, Austin was very personable, more than helpful and highly recommendable.

Fished June 2018

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Douglas, wy
Went fishing on Thursday, June 14, 2018

We had a great time. The captain was great, all four kids had a ball! We’ll definately try to go again!

Fished June 2018

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Edinboro, pa
Went fishing on Friday, May 18, 2018

Highly recommend.  Captain Austin was early, professional, interesting, and thorough.  The boat was clean and it was obvious that Austin cares about what he does as his boat and gear were in top shape.  We caught some great redfish, and had two for dinner.  Also caught snook and almost caught a trout.  It was a beautiful day and a great time.  Looking forward to another trip with Captain Austin when back in the area.

Fished May 2018

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Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 18, 2018

Thanks Chris, hope to see you again!

Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, April 20, 2018

Beautiful day,great company, awesome FISHING.  I’ll see u soon.

Fished April 2018

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, April 8, 2018

Captain new all fish locations to have great day

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Riverview, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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Brandon, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Had a lot of fun caught of bunch of snook. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

Fished March 2018

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Kissimmee, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Great day of fishing. Captian Austin was great. Would totally do it again. Thanks for helping make my sons 16th birthday so memorable.

Fished March 2018

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Auburn, in
Went fishing on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Fished March 2018

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Alpharetta, ga
Went fishing on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Austin put us on the fish!  We’ll call him next time for sure!

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Kingston, nh
Went fishing on Monday, March 12, 2018

Captain Austin went above and beyond to make the trip happen.  Weather was bad and he still got us some fun fishing.  I would book with him again.

Fished March 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, February 19, 2018

What a fantastic trip. Booked the charter last minute and Captain Austin was fantastic. Called about an hour after booking confirmation to review where the departure point was and what to bring. Once we got the there he was all ready so all we had to do was get in the boat and go. My son was super excited to be going on a proper fishing trip. Captain Austin explained the type of fish we’d be after and the current environment (low tide, shallows etc). First stop to fish I got a snook but my son couldn’t land one so the captain was quick to move us to another spot. There my son landed a Jack which was awesome because it was a fish that he really wanted to get so everything after that was just icing on the cake. We went to a third spot and it was rapid fire fish catching there. We were pulling in redfish and snook like crazy. Captain Austin always had baited lines in the water for us and really did a fantastic job. By the end I lost count how many we caught (I do know that my 7 year old ended up with more than I did!), but between my son and I it had to have been pushing over 20 fish. Caught trout, a Jack, redfish, and snook. All in all just a fantastic time. The captain was just great. Can’t wait to go again!

Fished February 2018

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Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thanks David! See you next year!

Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Austin is awesome! Super knowledgeable and friendly.

Fished February 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Fished January 2018

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Fast response, friendly and educational for the kids.  Had a fun day at sea and caught lots of fish.

Fished December 2017

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, December 22, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Hernando, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, November 24, 2017

Great Captain, well worth every minute of time that we spent….

Fished November 2017

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, November 2, 2017

Awesome day!  Caught trout, snook and red fish.  Not all keepers, but had fun catching them.  Enjoyed our time with Austin- very good guide.. knew places to take us and very comfortable to spend time with.  Highly recommend him!

Fished November 2017

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Crossville, Tennessee
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Longwood, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Thanks Adele!


United States
Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

We had a great time. Caught a large variety of different types of fish. Wish we could have caught a shark though. Would highly recommend this captain.

Fished August 2017

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Winter Garden, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Captain’s relatively new vessel was immaculately clean, well organized, and well kept. The Skipper, Capt. Austin, was very professional and attentive to everyone in our 6 adult party. There were only 2 experience fishermen in our party, so Capt. Austin took great care and patience instructing some of our less experienced anglers. Everyone had a wonderful time. We caught several fish which kept the excitement going. However, we were only able to keep about 16 or so, which, when filters, was plenty to divide up foir a nice meal for 8 people plus some leftovers. All in all, an outing worth the price. We would definitely book with Capt. Austin McWhorter again when we are in the Largo area again.

Fished August 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

We had a great day out on the boat with Captain Austin! We didn’t catch much due to storms that had passed through a few days prior, but had a great time regardless! We would definitely spend the day out again.

Fished June 2017

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Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 23, 2017

Thanks Stefanie, hope to see you again!

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

Caught three small fish not worth 450 bucks

Gary Jones does not recommend Prime Tide Fishing Charters

Fished June 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, April 10, 2017

Austin knew where to go and how to get us the fish!  He is obviously well experienced in the area and a pro at fishing. We left on a big high and we are eating our redfish as I type this.

Fished April 2017

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Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thanks Mark!

Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Austin did a great job putting us on the fish, at one point we had a double hook up. Will definitely be booking again to get those redfish. Clean boat and top notch equipment.

Fished March 2017

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North Miami Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, March 10, 2017

Austin is a very knowledgeable guide and a nice guy. I appreciate the fact that he timed our charter with the tides to maximize our fishing,which worked out perfectly. Check out the pics
I would highly recommend giving Austin an opportunity to take you fishing

Fished March 2017

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Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thanks Bob!

Fort Myers, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Captain Austin was great. we tried many different areas for different types of fish. Early in the trip we weren’t having any luck but he had lots of different spots and good communication with other captains. We hit a patch of jacks good fights but not keepers. We also caught some catfish. He kept us out an extra hour trying to get us some redfish but it was just to hot of a day they weren’t hitting. Will definitely use his services again.

Fished August 2016

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Clearwater, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

3 of us on a 22ft boat Capt. Austin was terrific   knows where to fish- we got our limit of red fish- landed a snook and hooked a triple tail. then took us to a creek and we landed a jack ( long fight )
Very personable and professional Capt. 
we would go out with him again for sure.

Fished May 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, September 10, 2015

The fishing charter with Capt. Austin went very well. It was a very enjoyable morning. We caught some Red Fish and Snook. We also caught a Jack and a Trout. Austin was a very good guide. He took us to a few different spots and we caught fish at every one. He brought bottled waters for us since it was very hot. The boat was really nice. The conditions were good and the area very scenic. We saw some Dolphins and a couple of Eagles. Overall it was a great experience. Booking the charter through FishingBooker was very easy and everything went very smooth.

Fished September 2015

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