Captain
James Pollard

Member since February 2018 St. Petersburg, United States
Background
I've been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay since 1994. I was a very competitive tournament fisherman. What I enjoy most about fishing is teaching people how/what to look for while fishing. Seeing peoples reaction to landing a fish after a good fight is priceless to me! It's about having fun and making memories on the water.
Techniques
I am a laid back easy going captain that loves all the water ways and everything that they have to offer. Yes it's all about catching fish, but there is so much more to fishing than just catching. Wouldn't you want to know why that fish was hiding in that spot or why they prefer to eat on certain tide/moon phases? Where did you catch your bait? What time does my day start? To me its all about teaching and sharing my knowledge and watching people smile after catching fish and knowing why that fish was even in that spot to begin with!

Hey, I'm Captain James Pollard

St. Petersburg, United States
Background
I've been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay since 1994. I was a very competitive tournament fisherman. What I enjoy most about fishing is teaching people how/what to look for while fishing. Seeing peoples reaction to landing a fish after a good fight is priceless to me! It's about having fun and making memories on the water.
Techniques
I am a laid back easy going captain that loves all the water ways and everything that they have to offer. Yes it's all about catching fish, but there is so much more to fishing than just catching. Wouldn't you want to know why that fish was hiding in that spot or why they prefer to eat on certain tide/moon phases? Where did you catch your bait? What time does my day start? To me its all about teaching and sharing my knowledge and watching people smile after catching fish and knowing why that fish was even in that spot to begin with!
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Big Daddy Sportfishing

91 reviews
St. Petersburg
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 91 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
99%
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Nick D.
Cincinnati, OH
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   September 21, 2019
Me and my brother booked a 6 hour trip with Captain Jim, and it was worth every minute and every penny.  Captain Jim was...
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Thomas S.
Seattle, WA
 5.00
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Great day out on the water!

VERIFIED   November 7, 2019
Was taking some Seattle friend of mine to SWFL for a couple days to show them around and have them experience true Floridian...
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Benjamin G.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Full day of fishing!

VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
Had a great day of fishing with captain James.  A bit breezy and the fishing was slow, but the captain moved us around...
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Nick C.
Pinellas Park, FL
 5.00
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Night Trip With Capt. Pollard

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Great night of fishing with Capt. Pollard. He is very friendly and accommodating and works hard to put you on fish, and is...
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Jason H.
Lake Mills, WI
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Half day trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Had a great day with James Pollard.  He was professional, moved us around when fish were not biting, caught multiple species...
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