Captain
Christopher Taylor

Member since September 2015 St. Petersburg, United States
Background
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay and Boca Grande. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.
Techniques
Tampa Bay, and Boca Grande both hold some of the worlds most pristine waters and is home to many species of sport-fish. Located on the west coast of Florida, Captain Christopher Taylor invites you to partake on a fishing experience that is sure to make memories that will last. Conveniently Tampa bay, and Boca Grande are a short distance from popular theme parks located in Orlando. any anglers travel to Tampa Bay, and Boca Grande to fish for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Sharks, Cobia and more. Most of the time fish are within very close reach and you don't need to travel very far from the dock, or boat ramp. Whether your on vacation, or a local angler looking to fish in your very backyard Captain Christopher Taylor can bring you to the action and deliver to you a fun filled fishing experience. Capt. Taylor facilitates a very positive family friendly environment

Hey, I'm Captain Christopher Taylor

St. Petersburg, United States
Background
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay and Boca Grande. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.
Techniques
Tampa Bay, and Boca Grande both hold some of the worlds most pristine waters and is home to many species of sport-fish. Located on the west coast of Florida, Captain Christopher Taylor invites you to partake on a fishing experience that is sure to make memories that will last. Conveniently Tampa bay, and Boca Grande are a short distance from popular theme parks located in Orlando. any anglers travel to Tampa Bay, and Boca Grande to fish for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Sharks, Cobia and more. Most of the time fish are within very close reach and you don't need to travel very far from the dock, or boat ramp. Whether your on vacation, or a local angler looking to fish in your very backyard Captain Christopher Taylor can bring you to the action and deliver to you a fun filled fishing experience. Capt. Taylor facilitates a very positive family friendly environment

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Fishing Reports

Springtime Redfish
Springtime Redfish
Mar 9, 2019 St. Petersburg
Its almost mid-March and the fishing's going to get even better the closer we get to April. March is known for its change in weather, and Redfish. Their are many estuaries to choose from in Tampa Bay that are holding good numbers of Redfish willing to eat anything in front of them. St. Petersburg is one of the many hot spot areas for catching big Redfish. The Redfish being caught are averaging anywhere from 25 - 30 inches, and many fish 30 - 38 inches are being brought to the boat. With the month of March having an epic start, I estimate the Redfish bite to carry itself well into April. Target areas for catching these fish are mangrove lines, and grass flats adjacent to any good span of mangroves or light structure. Preferably fishing the mangrove lines during higher tides, and grass flats on lower tides. Finding moving water is key to locating fish. Still water will hold fish however I find that many fish looking to eat are in areas of moving tides. When it comes to fishing for Redfish especially you must remain stealth in your approach and pay close attention to the activity presented to you on the waters surface. I make it a good habit of noting any disturbance on top of the water. I wear a pair of polarized sunglasses to reduce the glare on the water and spot fish. Wearing polarized sunglasses can also help locate pot holes that may hold fish as well as "Swash channels" small lines made into the bottom from current flow. Fish often use these swash channels as a pathway to venture on the length of a shallow flat. Choice baits for Redfish this month are Scaled Sardines and palm sized Pinfish. I present these baits free-lined with a 2/0-3/0 hook on 25-30 lb fluorocarbon leader. When determining where to soak your baits anchor your boat up in any of the areas mentioned before depending on tide and where the most water is moving and be patient, you may have to wait for the bite to start picking up. However when it does the wait is well worth the effort. Written by Capt. Christopher M Taylor

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Satisfied with the boat
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on July 9, 2021
Got my girls to go out and try so fishing with their old man. Smack talk was hitting hard and the game was on. To bad the Bay...
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Half Day trip with Captain Christopher

Half Day Trip on March 5, 2021
Captain Chris took me fishing for a half day trip and we caught 3-4 good sized Snook. Had a few more bites that we couldn’t...
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Gainesville, FL
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 29, 2020
We had a wonderfull time. The Captain was very accommodating and knowledgeable; he was also very personable and friendly....
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6 hour day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 13, 2021
Had a great time out with captain Chris.  Weather wasn’t ideal with the wind but we still had a great trip and caught quite...
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 29, 2021
My wife and I had a blast we caught lots of fish and made lots of memories. I loved just watching her catch those snook we...
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