Captain
Doug Ricciardi

Member since October 2015 Sarasota, United States
Background
Captain Doug Riccardi is an experienced charter captain who runs upwards of 250 charters every year. With over 2500 charters under his belt, he has learned a lot about where to fish, how to fish certain species, and much more besides. His credentials include Military Service - Army Military Police '85-'92, Culinary School, Work & College 1987-2006, and finally his Captain's license, which he has held since 2006.
Techniques
I fish Bay, Beach & Gulf of Mexico Reefs. Usually 12lb. test line with 25-30lb leader. The big rods have 60lb. terminal line with 80-100lb. leader. In the Gulf I use wire when needed, Kingfish, Sharks, Big Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, Permit, etc. We go out there to have a good time, I never know what we're gonna catch. Sometimes shallow water produces huge fish and Gulf of Mexico Reefs have little grunts and pinfish..."you neva know" Women catch the most fish on my boat. Especially if they've never fished in their life. I Tell You What! Kids are welcome and needed. Kids Catch Fish! I'm tellin' Y'All. Let's go out there and see what we can catch is the best I can guarantee. I've had folks that caught a hundred fish and they we're still miserable. Why? Who knows... Fishing is about going out there and spending time with family and friends. It's about the wait, the hunt and finally, God willing, the catch. Life is sweet when you realise that the fun is in the journey.

Hey, I'm Captain Doug Ricciardi

Sarasota, United States
Background
Captain Doug Riccardi is an experienced charter captain who runs upwards of 250 charters every year. With over 2500 charters under his belt, he has learned a lot about where to fish, how to fish certain species, and much more besides. His credentials include Military Service - Army Military Police '85-'92, Culinary School, Work & College 1987-2006, and finally his Captain's license, which he has held since 2006.
Techniques
I fish Bay, Beach & Gulf of Mexico Reefs. Usually 12lb. test line with 25-30lb leader. The big rods have 60lb. terminal line with 80-100lb. leader. In the Gulf I use wire when needed, Kingfish, Sharks, Big Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, Permit, etc. We go out there to have a good time, I never know what we're gonna catch. Sometimes shallow water produces huge fish and Gulf of Mexico Reefs have little grunts and pinfish..."you neva know" Women catch the most fish on my boat. Especially if they've never fished in their life. I Tell You What! Kids are welcome and needed. Kids Catch Fish! I'm tellin' Y'All. Let's go out there and see what we can catch is the best I can guarantee. I've had folks that caught a hundred fish and they we're still miserable. Why? Who knows... Fishing is about going out there and spending time with family and friends. It's about the wait, the hunt and finally, God willing, the catch. Life is sweet when you realise that the fun is in the journey.

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Tearin’ Em Up! Charters

4 reviews
Sarasota
trips from $500

Fishing Reports

Tearin' Em Up! Mangrove Snapper

October 05, 2015

Fat Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper and believe it or not, 15" Croakers! All great tasting fish, caught on Hart's Landing Hand Picked Shrimp. The Big Ones! All of these fish were caught in the morning before 11am behind folk's… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.67
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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nice Spanish Mackerel\n
Key West Grunt\n
Fat Grunt\n
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Terry M.
Bradenton, Florida
 5.00
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Captain Doug

VERIFIED   March 17, 2016
Captain Doug of Tear Em’ Up Charter Fishing provided an excellent fishing experience!  His customer service is...
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Logan C.
Bradenton, Florida
 4.67
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Tear 'em up -- 5 stars

VERIFIED   September 20, 2016
We had a wonderful time! em Totally!
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Gilman F.
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Great Experience with Terin Em Up!

VERIFIED   February 23, 2016
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Peter W.
Serbia
 4.33
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Ok experience

VERIFIED   March 29, 2016
Didn’t catch nearly as many fish as another boat that was mostlying fishing along side of us.
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