Captain
Ariel Gonzalez

Member since January 2018 Tampa, United States
Background
From a very early age, I have always been passionate about the art of fishing. Inspired by my father, who kindled my hobby, I have fished locations such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Bahamas. After fishing these locations, I stationed myself in Tampa to explore it's diversity. I am also an experienced scuba diver and spear-fisherman. I dedicated my life to commercially collecting exotic marine species for three years in the Keys. In the Keys I honed my skills in catching fish such as Snapper, Mackerel, Jacks, and Tarpon. These experiences have helped me catch more fish in Tampa Bay. Overall, fishing is not only a sport to experience the adrenaline of a prized catch, but to also experience memorable events with friends and family. Everyone I fish with I regard as my family in order to show what fishing is really about. My first mates will sometimes be my nephews who I have taught to fish for all their life. Showing my clients that beauty of fishing is my goal.
Techniques
Casting, Trolling, Bottom fishing, Drift fishing, Gigging,Shallow water fishing, etc....

Hey, I'm Captain Ariel Gonzalez

Tampa, United States
Background
From a very early age, I have always been passionate about the art of fishing. Inspired by my father, who kindled my hobby, I have fished locations such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Bahamas. After fishing these locations, I stationed myself in Tampa to explore it's diversity. I am also an experienced scuba diver and spear-fisherman. I dedicated my life to commercially collecting exotic marine species for three years in the Keys. In the Keys I honed my skills in catching fish such as Snapper, Mackerel, Jacks, and Tarpon. These experiences have helped me catch more fish in Tampa Bay. Overall, fishing is not only a sport to experience the adrenaline of a prized catch, but to also experience memorable events with friends and family. Everyone I fish with I regard as my family in order to show what fishing is really about. My first mates will sometimes be my nephews who I have taught to fish for all their life. Showing my clients that beauty of fishing is my goal.
Techniques
Casting, Trolling, Bottom fishing, Drift fishing, Gigging,Shallow water fishing, etc....

My Charter Listing

Capt Ariel Charter Boats Inc.

33 reviews
Tampa
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Fishing Reports

"Catching Trophies"

May 06, 2018

Trophy trout are schooling in Tampa Bay. These fish put up a relentless fight. It seems that sometimes they will never give up. On top of that, they are excellent table fare. I prepare my trout with a special… Read Full Report →


"Active Bonnetheads"

May 05, 2018

An often overlooked fish, bonnethead and blacktip sharks are making their big migration across florida. We are catching multiple shark species by sight casting with lures or live shrimp. Cut bait has also always been producing. Blacktip and bonnethead… Read Full Report →


IN ACTION

April 19, 2018

That's what Fish Fishing is about. This was one of the craziest fish I have ever fought. This fish flew in the air twice during the fight along with some movements of the matrix trying to get out of… Read Full Report →


Between the fog and the good atmosphere

March 19, 2018

I left today in calm seas, with a lot of fog and acceptable weather, with a super nice family from south of Tampa. Making the day even better, it was all the cooperatives Red Grouper, Gag Grouper and many… Read Full Report →


The snooks arrive

February 22, 2018

The start of spring has promised a good season of fish! Snook are plentiful this year with a consistent catch in all my spots. Mangrove snapper are producing in large numbers, great for the kids! I have seen schools… Read Full Report →


Waters are cold but still producing

February 13, 2018

The waters are cold but they continue to produce The February waters are still fresh, but we are still getting a variety of fish. The bite of Sheepshead is still excellent. Pompano and permit near the beaches. The shrimp… Read Full Report →


Seatrout ACTION!

February 05, 2018

This month is full of spotted seatrout. They are stacking in the flats due to the cold fronts and we are finding more and more gator trout! Once we catch one, there is sure to be more. The trophy… Read Full Report →


Sheepshead Time!

January 26, 2018

January 2018 Fishing Report for Old Tampa bay January fishing has had consistent catches of Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Black drum, Pompano, and a few Redfish. We have been fishing in between cold fronts, but when its not blowing we’re… Read Full Report →

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Allen & Captain Ariel pulling the Tuna in!
Cole with 1 of his 13 Spanish Mackerel!
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Lizz D.
Grayling, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Ariel

VERIFIED   March 23, 2020
Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Captain Ariel was great,  he knew right where the fish where.  He made sure that...
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Andrae K.
Orlando, FL
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VERIFIED   February 17, 2020
Great experience, great equipment and a great captain. Couldn’t have asked for a better time. He put me on the fish and made...
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Wayne W.
Riverdale, IA
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VERIFIED   January 24, 2020
What a fun day led by a wonderful captain. Two amateur fishermen were looked after by a caring and patient captain. Fun day...
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Jeff P.
San Juan
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VERIFIED   November 18, 2019
This was a great adventure looking forward to come back to Florida and do it again
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Daniel F.
Lexington, KY
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VERIFIED   January 28, 2020
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