Captain
Chet Jennings

Member since April 2016

St. Petersburg, United States

Background
Capt. Chet Jennings was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and has been a Tampa fishing guide for over 25 years. He has prided himself in providing anglers with the knowledge and expertise required to ensure they and their guests have a memorable experience on the waters of Tampa Bay. As a Tampa fishing guide for the past 25 years, he has provided thousands of anglers with awesome memories of catching all sorts of gamefish that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.
Techniques
Live bait, spinning tackle

Hey, I'm Captain Chet Jennings

St. Petersburg, United States
Background
Capt. Chet Jennings was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and has been a Tampa fishing guide for over 25 years. He has prided himself in providing anglers with the knowledge and expertise required to ensure they and their guests have a memorable experience on the waters of Tampa Bay. As a Tampa fishing guide for the past 25 years, he has provided thousands of anglers with awesome memories of catching all sorts of gamefish that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.
Techniques
Live bait, spinning tackle

My Charter Listings

 
Saint Petersburg
trips from
US$ 449
Tampa
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US$ 395

Fishing Reports

Tampa Bay Fishing Has Been Hot!

August 15, 2017

The tarpon fishing here in Tampa Bay has been real good as of late with anglers catching tarpon up to the 200lb mark. Have been getting some giant Goliath grouper up to 400lbs lately. Read Full Report →


Tarpon Fishing continues to be hot in Ta

July 27, 2017

Tarpon fishing has remained steady throughout July and shows no signs of letting up into August. Tarpon have moved into Tampa Bay in great numbers and my anglers have been experiencing numerous hook ups from 30-175lb range. Don't miss… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Fishing Red Hot

July 10, 2017

Had Dan Ward and his son out on Tampa Bay today, they were blessed with 2 tarpon this morning up to 200lbs and tons of snook. The fishing has been great here in Tampa Bay. Book your trip today. Read Full Report →


Tarpon Fishing

June 27, 2017

Awesome day with lots of snook, tarpon and sharks caught.Fishing has been great this week, book your trip today! Read Full Report →


Tarpon over 100lbs doing Cart Wheels!

May 10, 2017

The tarpon bite has been great lately with many fish over the 100lb range moving into Tampa Bay and feeding on the threadfin herring schools. Book your ultimate trip today and enjoy the thrilling leaps and drag screaming action… Read Full Report →


Warm Winter, Hot fishing

December 19, 2016

Fishing has been hot here in the Tampa Bay area this winter! Snook have been feeding heavily with the abnormally warm winter we've been having. Anglers have been experiencing 50+ fish days. This has been one of the most… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Fishing Hot in Tampa Bay

June 08, 2016

Tarpon fishing has been hot in Tampa Bay. Tarpon have moved in t Tampa Bay in good numbers and have been having great luck with numerous tarpon being caught. Fish averaging around 100lbs. Large threadfin herring fish on 80lb… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Time Tampa Bay!!

May 06, 2016

It's that wonderful time of year here in Tampa Bay when the Silver Kings start showing up in good numbers. We have been jumping quite a few tarpon on our recent trips. The action should only get better. Tarpon… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 25, 2017

Very congenial captain, excellent boat and facillities. We saw a lot of action but few keepers. Caught close to 20 snook but none over 23 inches. Highly recommend him for another trip

Fished November 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

I bought this charter for my boyfriend for our anniversary. We are from Minnesota and Jeff had a blast catching new species of fish that he had never caught before! Captain Chet was very friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable. Thanks again!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Great day out on the bay!!!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 23, 2017

The weather was against us, and the fish were not biting. The fish we caught were not in season, but we had fun anyway. The captain offered to reschedule, but we were headed home the next day. Maybe the weather will be in our favor the next time.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Captain did a great job entertaining us even though fish were not biting do to a previous cold front. He did find a place where fish were activity.

Fished January 2017

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Chet Jennings (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Thanks for understanding the conditions weren’t in our favor. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Tight Lines, Capt Chet

Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Chet Jennings (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thanks Jin for the excellent review. I enjoyed having you guys on the boat. Tight Lines, Capt Chet


Went fishing on Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 23, 2016

You could tell Capt. Chet had alot of experience. The day we went was kind of choppy but he took us to spots where we still had a great time!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, August 5, 2016

Could not have had a better Capt. Thanks Chet, my son and I will be rebooking next year for sure.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 11, 2016

We had a couple Tarpon on,  but they ARE tricky and got off,  but it wasn’t for lack of trying.  Didn’t see anyone else that even got one on.  We got a good bit for our cooler too.  Think you’ll have a great time.  Good luck,  J.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Capt Chet was Awesome. He knew where the bites were at. You could tell he’s been doing this for a very long time. He answered every question I had. This was a truly exceptional fishing trip. Thank You Capt. Chet. we will see you soon

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

Captain Chet is always the professional. On time and ready to go. Got us on the fish immediately. This was my fifth time going out with him and we have always caught fish. Today was a battle with the big ones. Tarpon and even a Hammer Head Shark. Suggest if you are in the Tampa area you give Captain Chet a call. He won’t disappoint.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

I’ve been out with Chet four times & have never been disappointed. My most recent trip was one for the books. I hauled in a 100 lb. tarpon. We caught another 125 lb. tarpon & a 150+ lb. hammerhead. We also caught several smaller fish, so we never got bored. Chet knows the waters in this area & knows where the fish are. Can’t wait til the next time I’m down here & back out on the water with this guy.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Captain definitely knows what he is doing. We wanted to target snook and he definitely put us on them. My brother and nephew both caught their first snook and plenty of them. We also caught a few mangrove snapper and some flounder to take home. I would definitely recommend and will be using capt in the near future. You definitely cannot beat the price.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Came over from Texas to tarpon fish with Capt. Chet. Had a great time. Had 3 solid hook ups. The last one was a hog and smoked my reel. Fought her for an hr., got a leader touch, but got off before some good pics. Highly recommend fishing with Chet. Great guy. Thanks Capt. Chet. I will return. Happy fishing!!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

Went tarpon fishing with captain Chet, had a good time.
We spent the biggest part of our morning in a dry hole, then he took me to the hot spot. I understand his hesitance to go there initially it was packed with boats, but we got hooked up pretty quick! I was fortunate to land a big tarpon.! I felt like if we would have gone there first I may have got a chance to land another. Which wasn’t entirely his fault either, he did ask if I was ready to try again right away, but after a long battle with one of those big toads you definitely need a bit of a rest.
Chet is a great guy and fun to hang out with, it was my second time fishing with him and I’ll do a third next time I’m down there!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Chet arrived early in the morning already prepared with bait which was the number one quality service! We were taken directly to the places the fish were running and in went the bait right out came the fish!!! A high rush as this experience went on for a couple of hours
We then moved onto another fishing site and was rewarded with the same experience!
I highly recommend Captain Chet and am using his services for tarpon fishing coming up at the end of this month June

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

We booked a charter with Capt. Chet, we couldn’t have asked for a better trip.  He was very knowledgeable and courteous.  We caught a huge 100lb tarpon as well as numerous snook, spanish mackerel, and sharks.  It was truly a magical day and I would recommend Capt. Chet to anyone looking for an awesome fishing trip.  We can’t wait to come back next year.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, June 6, 2016

I have been a repeat customer of Capt. Chet’s for a number of years for two simple reasons. Every charter is extremely important to him to have you enjoy the day whether it is your first time fishing or many times over. Secondly, Capt. Chet is extremely knowledgeable on what are the best times, best opportunities, and best techniques for your day on the water.

Fished June 2016

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