Flataddicted Fishing Charters

Member since July 2015

Orlando, United States

Background
I’ve managed the fishing program for the Ritz Carlton Orlando, guided TV personalities for their fishing shows, taken famous people in the film industry, and was also featured for my guiding in magazines and on the radio.
Techniques
I specialize in Light Tackle Inshore and Nearshore fishing 365 Days a year for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Sharks and many other species. I’ll provide every thing you’ll need for an adventure of a lifetime.

Flataddicted Fishing Charters

Orlando, United States
Background
I’ve managed the fishing program for the Ritz Carlton Orlando, guided TV personalities for their fishing shows, taken famous people in the film industry, and was also featured for my guiding in magazines and on the radio.
Techniques
I specialize in Light Tackle Inshore and Nearshore fishing 365 Days a year for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Sharks and many other species. I’ll provide every thing you’ll need for an adventure of a lifetime.
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Fishing Reports

Hurricane Irma "Hot Bite"!

September 18, 2017

Orlando fishing guides have survived! So hurricane Irma has come and gone and left us with some fantastic fishing. Like most hurricanes When approaching the barometric pressure drops extremely low, once the hurricane passes through in the barometric pressure… Read Full Report →


August 16th Report

August 16, 2017

As a full time fishing guide for the last 14 years in the Orlando area, I have continued to try and polish my skills and understand the fish we are targeting. Every species of fish has it’s own favorite… Read Full Report →


Buig Redfish

August 01, 2017

Saltwater fishing redfish Orlando, the month of July turned out to be top notch fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon for great saltwater fishing redfish Orlando. Big Redfish are on the prowl all around the lagoon. The big fish are… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Orlando

June 05, 2017

Summers here and the time is now for some awesome fishing in orlando. The summer months here in orlando are fun filled days of water parks, theme parks and the awesome outdoors. Orlando fishing is outstanding from June through… Read Full Report →


Black Drumming

May 08, 2017

Orlando Fishing Charter - Fishing Charters near Orlando Fl and private fishing trips in the Orlando Fl area fishing report. May 9th - 2017 Report from the World Famous Mosquito Lagoon. This week was awesome! we started out catching… Read Full Report →


Orlando Florida Fishing Trips

February 20, 2017

Orlando Florida Fishing Trips I'm happy to report that the last two weeks have been simply phenomenal fishing. From redfish schools tailing and fining early morning to massive groups of black drum in shallow water waiting for us to… Read Full Report →


Fishing Charters Orlando FL

February 16, 2017

Fishing Charters Orlando FL report for February 16th / 2017 So often fishing reports start out with positive results. Sometimes they can be taken very seriously and sometimes they have to be taken with a grain of salt. But… Read Full Report →


Drum Beats On!

February 06, 2017

Black drum are still the main fish on the flats this week. Early morning trips are getting shots at fish in the 5 to 10 pound range, in schools of 50 to 100 fish. The main bait choice is… Read Full Report →


Big ole Black Drum

January 30, 2017

January 29th 2017 – Orlando Florida Fishing Charters and fishing trips near the Mosquito Lagoon have been targeting huge black drum this past week. This time of the year it’s extremely productive for the Black Drum on the flats.… Read Full Report →


Orlando Fishing Trip

July 02, 2016

Orlando fishing trips and guided fishing tours near orlando have been on a rise over the past few years. Vacationing families from around the globe have discovered phenomenal fishing just a short 45 minutes from the Disney World Resorts.… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Orlando "Tailing Redfish"!

May 24, 2016

The past two weeks have been non-stop tailing redfish action in the mosquito Lagoon. There have been days when the sea trout bite has been pretty good but overall the redfish have been the most consistent. The weather has… Read Full Report →


orlando fishing charter

April 25, 2016

Orlando Fishing Charters In the past two weeks the tailing redfish that were on the flats in very shallow water moved out to slightly deeper water when the water levels fell slightly. As of this week the water came… Read Full Report →


Nancy's First Redfish

March 17, 2016

Mosquito Lagoon Red Fishing On Thursday March 17th I had the pleasure of fishing with Nancy and Bob from Iowa. They come down every year and stay over in the Kissimmee area. Being there the mosquito Lagoon is only… Read Full Report →


Redfish Report

February 14, 2016

I’ve been so busy this past week and I just haven’t had a minute to sit down and write a report, so here it goes. Red fishing is the best bet right now. The Sea Trout are hiding still… Read Full Report →


Foggy Redfish

January 16, 2016

Today was a little cooler than normal with the temps starting at 49 DEG. so I asked my clients to meet me at 9 am. It seemed to be a good idea because as we got to the first… Read Full Report →


Dec. 13th

December 13, 2015

Fun Day Fishing. Today I had the pleasure of Guiding Dennis and Jamie Murphy from Missouri. This was there first time fishing the salt flats. We targeted the Redfish because frankly it's what every one wants... the Redfish is… Read Full Report →


December Reds

December 12, 2015

New Resident to FL and new client Jeff fished with me today on the Indian River Lagoon. We started out working the flats by casting Mission Fissin Jigs and DOA soft plastic swim baits. The bite was ok but… Read Full Report →


November is looking RED

November 16, 2015

Redfish are the top dog right now on the cut mullet chunks. When the winds blow the bite gets good and this is that time of the year for this kind of fishing. Yesterday My clients had a successful… Read Full Report →


November Fishing! Is Hot!

November 14, 2015

This month the slot sized redfish have been feeding on just about every thing I have. From Berkly Gulps, Soft Plastics to Cut Mullet. Along with the Redfish... the Trout have been biting really good too. The month is… Read Full Report →


REDFISH TIME!

August 31, 2015

Every Year the Fall season is the beginning of what this area is all about... HUGE REDFISH! The beginning of the Full moon in September kicks off the massive grouping of the Bull Reds to start a spawn. These… Read Full Report →


Another Day, another Tarpon...

August 21, 2015

The Indian River continues to produce HUGE TARPON. Yesterday we started out looking for Redfish along the shore lines and realized after an hour or so that it was to hot and way to calm out for the Redfish… Read Full Report →


HUGE TARPON

August 18, 2015

Right now tarpon season is in full swing. The Indian River is just loaded with Monster Tarpon from 60 to 150 pounds. Most days we are jumping any where from 1-5 fish and boated 1-2 of them. I have… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.55 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, August 25, 2017

Great trip.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great fight with some black drum, caught a couple trout and enjoyed visits from multiple dolphin a few feet from the boat. Tom has great knowledge of the area and great company out on the water.

Fished April 2017

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Flataddicted Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 11, 2017

Thanks for the Review Kim, I had a wonderful time with you!

Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fishing was tough due to the heat and time of year but certainly no fault of Captain Tom. Tom was very knowledgeable and experienced and went out of his way to make this a terrific fishing experience. If you are looking for Redfish, Black Drum, Seatrout, (something different from freshwater Largemouth Bass and Crappie) I would highly recommend Tom and “Flat Addicted.”

Fished August 2017

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Flataddicted Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 11, 2017

It was a tough day and I tried like heck but the couple we did get were some nice ones!


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I was a client of yours a few years back. You took me out fishing for a half day trip. You put me on the Biggest Redfish I have ever seen, including the fish I see on TV. I just wanted to thank you because I didn’t really appreciate what you had given me until I saw all the small fish caught by the TV celebrities on their fishing shows. Rest assured, I will be taking another trip with you in the future!

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My 10 year old son, me, manatees, dolphins, seabirds, sea turtle and ....oh ya….we caught a lot of fish. 3 different species!!! Capt. Tom hands down a true professional and a real down to earth person. Our trip was way more than we ever could imagine. Life time of memories. Thanks Capt. Tom…TIGHT LINES!!!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

Capt. Tom did a Great Job, he has really good equipment and fishing out of his Ranger is rock steady. We caught Specks and Reds, and got on several BIG SCHOOLS of Reds…...he worked really hard to keep us on the Fish and we had a BLAST with him! We’ll be going with him again the next time we’re down…..so if your in or around the Orlando Area and are looking for Good Fishing on the Flats, Capt. Tom is your best bet!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 10, 2017

We just got off the fishing boat & we had a blast!!  My daughter & I caught a lot of fish including a red fish, sea bass & others!  We learned so much & made memories together!  We loved it!  Thank you Captain Tom!!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Half Day trip was amazing, winds were high and we still had a great time.

Fished June 2017

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Flataddicted Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thanks guys for the great review, I really had a fun day fishing with the kids!

Went fishing on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 1, 2017

A beautiful day on the water. Breezy & pleasnt. Fishing started slow, but Tom’s knowledge of the area & persistence paid off with a good bite of spotted trout later in the morning. A companiable captain made for good times & the well maintained equipment was appreciated.

Fished April 2017

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Flataddicted Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Thanks for the review Scott, I had a great time fishing with you yesterday. Be safe traveling around the state on the rest of your vacation. I hope to see you again in the future!!!

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Had a wonderful time with flataddicted and capt. tom
Caught sea trout and redfish on our trip, the mosquito lagoon is an wonderful place. We seen Manatees and Dolphins pretty much the entire time while fishing.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hired Capt. Tom to fish in the Mosquito Lagoon. The water was a little dirty and that made sight casting tough but we seen a lot of fish with their tails out of the water finning and that allowed for shots and fish. We got 2 Nice Sea Trout and 4 Redfish. Can’t say we burned down the house on the bite but the Capt. really stuck in there and kept putting us on the fish.

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

5 + star….fished with many capt before all over Florida. By far the greatest trip so far. Capt Tom have not only gave us great spots to catch.but a tour of sorts of the lagoon. Thanks again capt Tom.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

We had a great time with Cpt Tom. Great conversation while waiting on the fish to start feeding. End up with 3 slot redfish a nice trout and of course a catfish. Will definitely be back…

Fished August 2015

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Flataddicted Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thanks for the kind words Darren!

Had a great day with you and my only advice would be… “Watch that first step”... LOL!!!!

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Professional and friendly Captain. Very knowledgable of the area and the habits of the fish. Very good boat and equipment matched for the type of fishing being done. I would recommend Capt. Tom over all the other guides in the area because of the great time I’ve had fishing with him.

Fished August 2015

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Flataddicted Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bob, Thank you for the kind words!
I truly enjoyed your company and the laughs we had… OH YA! And the Fish !!!