Matthew Salgado

Member since June 2015

Tampa, United States

Hey, I'm Captain Matthew Salgado

Tampa, United States

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Fishing Reports

Great inshore action

June 19, 2017

Inshore fishing has been great to say the least. Lots of male snook to mess around with some hogs mixed in. Once the water warms up we have been hitting the open bay for some snapper action to fill… Read Full Report →

Red red red fish

April 07, 2017

Fishing Reports Salty Gillz Fishing Charters Tampa Bay Fishing report April 2017: Fishing has been fantastic this month and a lot of fun with lots of fish being caught. The primary suspects have been mostly snook with redfish making… Read Full Report →

Now is the time to go fishing

November 11, 2016

As the water cools fish are going to be transitioning into their winter homes. You can targert a nice variety of species this time a year including some trophy snook / trout. The water temp is right and so… Read Full Report →

Summer time heat

June 24, 2016

Summer time heat is here and the bite is great as of the late. Focusing on moving cleaner water has been a success for inshore species. The beaches and passes still showing a number of tarpon still as they… Read Full Report →

The bite is hot!

May 15, 2016

Everything is coming together like it should be this time of year. The tarpon are on the beaches, snook still slamming the flats, and redfish by the numbers. Despite the increase boat traffic there are still plenty of areas… Read Full Report →

Fishing has been great!!!

March 24, 2016

The last Couple of trips have been nothing but fantastic! Fishing is in spring mode and the bait is plentiful. Trips are averaging 20-30 fish a day. Come on out and enjoy!! Read Full Report →

Spring has sprung

March 06, 2016

Spring is here and the fishing couldn't be better. Redfish moving in numbers inside the bay with snook coming out of the back country to play. The scaled sardine is about to pop back onto the flats and will… Read Full Report →

Cobia central

January 21, 2016

Cobia and big jacks are here invading the warmest parts of our bay as the water temps maintain in low 60's. These two great fighting fish make for a wonderful day with some sharks thrown into the mix, not… Read Full Report →

Is it december or july

December 22, 2015

It sure does feel like July out there as we continue to finish up the year. Bite remains good as the fish are pushing more into the back country area which makes the fly angler out of you come… Read Full Report →

land of the giants

November 19, 2015

Snook are getting to their secret haunts for the winter and catching a fish of a lifetime has been pretty consistent all ranging from 30- 42 inches. Redfish are till schooled up in certain areas and makes for a… Read Full Report →

Fall time is here!!

October 03, 2015

Snook and redfish are the stars of the show as of lately. The water temps are cooling and the fish are loving it chewing everything in site before winter. Don't miss out on this fall bite. Read Full Report →

red red red redfish

August 16, 2015

Redfish bite is on fire right now. Schools and schools of redfish have pushed up inside the bay. Now is the time to get your redfish on rather it be a slot fish to eat for dinner or an… Read Full Report →

Summer time is here!

June 04, 2015

The tarpon bite is as good as it gets now with 5 - 10 hookups a trip not uncommon. Schools of redfish are gathering up on the flats making for an awesome site and great fishing day. Snook are… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.72 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, March 27, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, December 23, 2016

Overall a good trip. Caught 30-40 fish and the action was pretty steady.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, November 20, 2016

Took a 3/4 day trip into Tampa Bay with Matt during a cold front. Conditions were not favorable at all to fish but it was the only day I had in town to get out and do some fishing. Matt did everything he could to put me on fish, we moved several times and tried different methods throughout the day. Even with the bad conditions, we ended up catching around 10 snook, 2 big specks, and got on a school of ladyfish at the end just for the fun of it. Matt has an amazing boat that is impressive for running in the shallowest of water to get you on fish. He is very knowledgeable on the fish in the area and easy to talk to. He was also great about letting me fish in the way that I wanted to (I like to use artificials), and great about making it as easy as possible for the customer. I would definitely recommend a day out on this charter.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 23, 2016

My son was looking to catch his first snook and the day did not dissappoint. Matt is a fantastic guide who really cares about making sure his clients get on fish.  He worked extremely well with kids and has a tremendous attitude.  It is evident he loves what he does. I highly recommend him to others…

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Matt was knowledgeable about the area and made sure that we were on the fish. Very proactive. Had a great experience for myself and my family who have very little fishing experience. Caught some big red fish .

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 26, 2015

Had a blast 1st time fishing the flats in the Tampa area, great capt. and very passionate on finding the fish to make a memorial day.  Will repeat in the coming year for sure!


Fished December 2015

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Matthew Salgado (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Thanks for the review! It was a pleasure taking ya out. Glad you got your trophy man what a fight that was with the mangrooves. Good times