Captain
Christopher Taylor

Member since September 2015 Tampa, 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

Tampa, 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 Tampa
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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 111 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
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Tanner M.
Orlovista, FL
Excellent
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4 hour Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) on April 8, 2023
We definitely caught fish! Not only did we catch fish, we caught sharks! 7 to be exact! Captain Chris definitely knew what...
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Tobias K.
Tampa, Florida
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Best Fishing Trip Ever

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) on September 16, 2023
We went out with Captain Taylor for a birthday fishing trip. Taylor was a great captain, took us to amazing spots, and we even...
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David B.
Marietta, GA
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5.0 / 5
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Great time. Knowledgeable captain,

VERIFIED   4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) on June 10, 2023
Great with kids, caught only 3, but we could see the fish we were after, they just weren’t eating. Highly recommend for 1st...
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Andrew N.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Tampa Bay Slam + 1 with Capt Chris Taylor

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) on August 12, 2023
Capt Chris had the near impossible task of putting me on fish with the bay water temps over 90 degrees. He new right where...
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Leonardo E.
Tampa, FL
Excellent
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Great guide

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) on September 21, 2023
Chris was great he got us on fish but he was also a great time we had a blast
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