Captain
Griffin Deans

Member since December 2017 Palmetto, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
On the Slot Machine the main target fish are Snook, Tarpon and Redfish using light tackle on the flats and around the bridges. Capt Griffin specializes in night time Tarpon and Snook fishing under the stars. No matter what you want to fish for Capt Griffin will always assure you a great time on the water.

Hey, I'm Captain Griffin Deans

Palmetto, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
On the Slot Machine the main target fish are Snook, Tarpon and Redfish using light tackle on the flats and around the bridges. Capt Griffin specializes in night time Tarpon and Snook fishing under the stars. No matter what you want to fish for Capt Griffin will always assure you a great time on the water.
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Fishing Reports

Don’t wait any longer

February 02, 2019

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Steady bite

January 24, 2019

Snapper limit and big snook Read Full Report →


Book now

January 20, 2019

Money back guarantee Read Full Report →


Call now

January 10, 2019

If we don’t catch fish you won’t pay me a dime Read Full Report →


Don’t miss this bite

January 05, 2019

If you miss out on this crazy winter bite you are crazzzzzy Read Full Report →


Winter time bite

December 26, 2018

Don’t be afraid to come out in the cold we are on um Read Full Report →


The winter bite is on

December 23, 2018

Even when it’s cold we catch um! Read Full Report →


Merry Christmas

December 14, 2018


What a day

October 10, 2018

We had a great day catching all game fish all day long Read Full Report →


Fishing is steady fire right now

October 06, 2018

Snook, sharks, grouper, and more Read Full Report →


Huge snook

October 01, 2018

Huge snook caught today Read Full Report →


Take your kids fishing!

September 23, 2018

These are my favorite trips Read Full Report →


Catching a lot of nice snook lately

September 12, 2018

Big snook have been hungry Read Full Report →


Fish all day

September 01, 2018

Snook, reds, snapper Read Full Report →


Redfishing has been good

August 20, 2018

Plenty of reds being caught this time of year Read Full Report →


Red tide update

August 08, 2018

The red tide for now has stayed to the south of us and we are still catching a ton of snook, redfish, snapper, trout, and more! Book with us today you will not be disappointed! Read Full Report →


We tore them up so good the first day th

August 04, 2018

We killed them both days Read Full Report →


We guarantee you will catch fish on the

August 02, 2018

Another slay day in the books Read Full Report →


Tearing the fish up

August 01, 2018

Fishing has been great Read Full Report →


Redfish slay day

July 24, 2018

We caught reds in all sizes today! The Redfish down here in Palmetto, Florida have been showing up nicely! Call Slot Machine Fishing Charters today!!! Read Full Report →


The weather hasn’t been great but the bi

July 17, 2018

Tons of fishing being pulled in on Slot Machine Fishing Charters! Read Full Report →


Snook and redfish again

July 15, 2018

Tons of snook being caught right now with redfish mixed in on Slot Machine Fishing Charters!! No red tide in manatee county and the bite is hot! Read Full Report →


Great trip with lots of fish!

July 14, 2018

Redfish and Snook caught all day on Slot Machine Fishing Charters in Palmetto, Florida! Read Full Report →


Tarpon Gar and More

July 13, 2018

Tarpon, Gar, and a limit of trout! Book now with Slot Machine Fishing Charters our of Palmetto, Fl Read Full Report →


Redfish and Tarpon

July 12, 2018

My favorite combo redfish and tarpon! Book with us now to get on this hot summer bite Read Full Report →


Fire it up!

July 11, 2018

Fishing has been amazing down here I really have no other way to describe it! Get down here to Manatee County and get on this bite now!!! Palmetto, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island we have it covered! Even St Petersburg… Read Full Report →


Monster Redfish

July 11, 2018

We went monster fishing today and got a 40 inch redfish that got sight casted in a couple feet of water. Terra Ceia Bay has been loaded with the fish lately don’t miss out this summer and book with… Read Full Report →


Really put it on them!

July 10, 2018

Overcast with some rain mixed in made for a insane inshore bite on Slot Machine Fishing Charters today! Redfish, snook, trout... they were all on fire today. Palmetto, Bradenton, and Anna Maria Island we have a trip for you! Read Full Report →


Crazy good fishing

July 09, 2018

The fishing has been stupid good in the afternoon catching anything from snook to tarpon! Hey a trout limit for dinner is always nice too. Book with Slot Machine Fishing Charters we have you covered in Palmetto, Bradenton, and… Read Full Report →


42 inch snook

July 09, 2018

A true trophy or a snook on the last cast today we never even through another line out after catching this 42 inch monster snook! We caught the heck out of the eating fish too but that was a… Read Full Report →


Top notch fishing!

July 07, 2018

Inshore slam again! Redfish, snook, trout whatever you want to catch we have it covered down here in Palmetto, Bradenton, and Anna Maria Island! Read Full Report →


What a trip!

July 05, 2018

Tore it up on the afternoon outgoing tide from start to finish catching Redfish and Snooks! Book with Slot Machine Fishing Charters for an unforgettable inshore adventure next time you visit Manatee County, Florida! We are only 20 minutes… Read Full Report →


Morning trip inshore slam

July 04, 2018

Slammed them again on Slot Machine Fishing Charters! Get down here to Manatee County for this amazing summer bite, the water quality has been top notch too NO RED TIDE here! Read Full Report →


Afternoon snook trips have been fire

July 01, 2018

We counted 65 landed snook on the afternoon outgoing hunt! Get down to Bradenton now and book with Slot Machine Fishing Charters!!! Read Full Report →


Snook and Redfish

June 23, 2018

Love this summer bite we are getting on Redfish almost every day now! Fishing couldn’t be better down here in Palmetto and Bradenton! Read Full Report →


Into the summer and fishing is great

June 10, 2018

Middle of summer here in Manatee County but Fishing is hotter than the weather with snook and Redfish being caught all day! Read Full Report →


Tore the Redfish up again

June 05, 2018

We are on the redfish right now catching them anywhere from top slot and up!!! Book with Slot Machine Fishing Charters for the hottest inshore fishing in lower Tampa Bay! Read Full Report →


Redfish trip!

June 01, 2018

We went for Redfish today trying to catch the tagged CCA fish but we just ended up catching monsters! Book with Slot Machine Fishing Charters today for the hottest bite in Palmetto, Florida! Read Full Report →


Killing the inshore flats bite

May 28, 2018

Tore them up again for 4 straight hours on the slot machine Fishing Charters! Captain Griffin makes sure to do everything in his power to put you on the best bite in Manatee County. Read Full Report →


Great inshore slam trip!

May 25, 2018

A little rain didn’t hurt us today because we nailed the fish catching 50+ snook and tons of other fish too! Get on this amazing bite out of Manatee County, Florida! Slot Machine Fishing Charters Read Full Report →


Inshore madness

May 20, 2018

Another amazing trip catching snook and Redfish today! The snook bite has been top notch and the reds are showing up nicely for us. Slot Machine Fishing Charters book now before it’s too late!! Read Full Report →


Fishing couldn’t get better than it was

May 17, 2018

We caught over 100 fish on a 4 hour trip! They said 120 but hey who’s counting. Book with Slot Machine Fishing Charters next time you are looking for an inshore adventure out of Palmetto, Bradenton or Anna Maria Read Full Report →


Morning trips have been amazing

May 15, 2018

Snook after snook all day long! He wanted a big snook and we got it! Terra Ceia Bay has been red hot! Next time you visit Palmetto, Bradenton or Anna Maria Island book with Slot Machine Fishing Charters Read Full Report →


Awesome night fishing

May 12, 2018

The night fishing has been amazing catching snook, tarpon, and Goliath grouper! Anything is possible fishing at night under the Manatee county bridges. Slot Machine Fishing Charters book with us today! Read Full Report →


Inshore Fishing has been on fire

May 11, 2018

The Fishing down here in Tampa Bay has been hot! Trout limits and tons of snook every day it seems like! Slot Machine Fishing Charters book today! Read Full Report →


Night time tarpon fishing

May 08, 2018

The tarpon fishing on the manatee river has been hot lately with multiple catches being made a night! The fishing in Manatee County has been A+ Read Full Report →


Redfish, Snook, and Trout! Inshore slam

May 04, 2018

We put it on them for a big inshore slam fishing out of Palmetto and Bradenton catching tons of snook and trout then to top it off we got two top slot redfish. Book your trip today with Slot… Read Full Report →


Awesome day trip

April 22, 2018

Tore them up from start to finish with a top slot red and plenty trout. Caught some snook too but none with size. Read Full Report →


Tarpon again and a nice slot snook

April 20, 2018

We went for big fish and it payed off with a beautiful snook and landing 4 tarpon. Read Full Report →


Tarpon are on fire

April 19, 2018

Come and get on some tarpon before anyone else does! Season is still a month away but we can warm you up. Read Full Report →


Overslot red for the slot machine!

April 18, 2018

We got on some good trout to eat and a beautiful overslot redfish to make it a great day. Read Full Report →


April fishing has kicked into full gear

April 14, 2018

What a great day catching snook, trout and redfish! Read Full Report →


Took these four boys out and we had a ti

April 12, 2018

Trout and snook all day and we had a blast! Read Full Report →


Finally got out there tarpon fishing

April 09, 2018

It’s only April and we are already reeling them in. 3/3 on tarpon book today to get your spring tarpon! Oh and we threw a slot snook on top of it! Read Full Report →


Some nice snook with the trout limit

April 05, 2018

Nailed the snook and trout again, book today and we will go get them! Read Full Report →


Snook and trout for 4 straight hours

April 04, 2018

The snook and trout didn’t stop biting for us on this 4 hour trip Read Full Report →


Snook reds and trout

April 02, 2018

Inshore bite has been top notch on the slot machine with a beautiful slot snook and slot red! They wanted to release the snook showing great respect for the fish. Read Full Report →


Big beautiful snook

April 01, 2018

Lots of snook and this beauty to top things off Read Full Report →


Snook and reds all day

March 31, 2018

The afternoon trips have been awesome with fish after fish on the 6 hour trip. Read Full Report →


Slam trip

March 30, 2018

Always nice to get the inshore slam! We are firing on all cylinders book with us today and we will put you on them. Read Full Report →


Snook after snook on the docks

March 24, 2018

When the sun came down a bit we fired them up! Read Full Report →


Reds baby!

March 23, 2018

Tore up some reds and lost a few studs! That’s ok we will be back for them. Read Full Report →


Nice mixed bag!

March 22, 2018

Got on a little of everything today, love those kids of days. Read Full Report →


Snook and more snook

March 18, 2018

We got out around 4 pm for the outgoing tide and the snook fired up for us until sunset. Once the sun went down we set out for a tarpon and unfortunately we jumped one but didn’t land it. Read Full Report →


The reds are going off!

March 09, 2018

So are the snook and trout! Get on this hot afternoon bite, book with us today! Read Full Report →


Slots!

March 08, 2018

Another day another slot snook! Come and get them while they are hot. Read Full Report →


Snook and reds!

March 07, 2018

Great fishing here in Manatee County! Book with us today and we will put you on them. Read Full Report →


Snook have been steady as ever

March 07, 2018

Love this snook bite and we just keep pounding them! Incoming tide, outgoing tide, windy or not we have been on them. Read Full Report →


Reds!

March 06, 2018

Some nice reds to kick off the spring! Hope this weather gets a little better but we have managed Read Full Report →


Snook and trout in the afternoon

March 05, 2018

Afternoon bite has done us good all week with good snook and limits on trout Read Full Report →


Another fine day

March 04, 2018

Snook and trout are on the menu again Read Full Report →


Captain having fun

March 04, 2018

Once in a while the captain has to have his fun! Read Full Report →


Cold front?

March 03, 2018

It wasn't enough to slow us down on the slot machine we tore them up from the first cast to the last! Read Full Report →


Snook season is here and we are on fire

March 02, 2018

Chuck had a blast with these beautiful fish and he's going to get his first taste of a snook! Read Full Report →


Awesome night with awesome people

February 27, 2018

We kept the rods bending into the night putting some good trout on the table. When the sun went down we got on some nice snook including a very nice one in the picture above on the last cast… Read Full Report →


Jenny with her first snook

February 25, 2018

We got Jenny on her first snook and some good trout for dinner! The bite has been on fire in the afternoon. Read Full Report →


Grouper on the docks

February 24, 2018

It's always a exciting day when we get a grouper fishing for snook and redfish Read Full Report →


Love watching these kids reel in fish

February 21, 2018

Reminds me why I fell in love with this great sport Read Full Report →


A great time night fishing

February 20, 2018

Got some trout for dinner and then we went after snook on the dock lights Read Full Report →


Awesome afternoon trip

February 18, 2018

Great bite on the afternoon hunt! Big snook plus 20 more, and short by one on the 4 man trout limit. Read Full Report →


Morning split trip

February 18, 2018

We started off hot then it got slow then we ended it with a bang! 20 snook with some trout mixed it on the 4 hour am trip. Read Full Report →


it's going to be a good year

February 17, 2018

Mid February and the snook are already hot! Read Full Report →


Snook and trout are on fire

February 16, 2018

A great sunset trip with lots of snook and trout Read Full Report →


Life on the farm

February 15, 2018

The sheepshead have been absolutely on fire Read Full Report →


February is bringing a crowd

February 10, 2018

The weather has heated up into the 80s and we are catching a large variety of fish anywhere from pompano to snook! We are starting to see the snook show up in their spring haunts and the sheepshead are… Read Full Report →


A bit of everything biting

February 01, 2018

Afternoon trips are producing all kinds of fish starting with sheepshead then moving to the flats to catch trout, snook are also starting to crowd the dock lights when the sun sets. Read Full Report →


Brianna said she was waiting 10 years

January 09, 2018

On our night trip I was thrilled to have got Brianna her first Tarpon, she said she had been waiting 10 years to catch one and we got one within a hour! That's what it's all about having a… Read Full Report →


First Snook look

December 28, 2017

A great trip with some great people right before the freeze came in. We landed plenty of Snook, Trout and Snapper both of the clients caught their first snook ever then many more! Read Full Report →


Nothing better than kids catching fish

December 24, 2017

Kaleb and Aiden reeling in fish after fish on Slot Machine Fishing Charters. Read Full Report →


A bit of everything for Kenny

December 22, 2017

Kenny made the trip up from Cape Coral to fish with Slot Machine Fishing Charters and we had a blast catching Snook, Trout and Flounder! Read Full Report →


Action packed day on Tampa Bay

December 20, 2017

We had an action packed day of Mackeral and Snapper but the beautiful Triple Tail topped it off. Book with us today for a great time on Tampa Bay! Read Full Report →


Lots of first

December 19, 2017

Efren said it was his first time going on a boat so we made sure it was a good first time! It didn't take long before he caught his first Red then his first Trout plus 30 or so… Read Full Report →

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Eric G.
Palmetto, Florida
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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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Richard F.
Cicero, IL
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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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Brady B.
Riverview, Florida
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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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Frank C.
Midlothian, VA
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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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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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