Captain
Ronnie Hayes

Member since July 2016

St Petersburg, United States

Background
Hi. My name is Captain Ronnie Hayes. I was born and raised in St Petersburg FL. I have spent most of my life fishing the beautiful waters that surround this amazing place I call home. The fishing opportunities here are endless. My greatest passion as a fishing guide is taking kids fishing. The most important part of my job is making sure they leave with big smiles. So what do you say, book your trip today and let's go catch some fish!!!
Techniques
My favorite time of the year is in the summer time. There is nothing better than fishing under the Skyway Bridge hooking a Giant Tarpon and watching the explosion as she jumps into the air. We get to do this from early April to the end of August. When I'm not fishing for the silver king, you can find me anchored up on an inshore flat, searching for those big redfish schools that come cruising down that mangrove shoreline. Some of the best snook fishing happens in these back water canals and grass flats along Tampa Bay. Our trips include live bait and artificial. So what do you say, let's go fishing!!!

Hey, I'm Captain Ronnie Hayes

St Petersburg, United States
Background
Hi. My name is Captain Ronnie Hayes. I was born and raised in St Petersburg FL. I have spent most of my life fishing the beautiful waters that surround this amazing place I call home. The fishing opportunities here are endless. My greatest passion as a fishing guide is taking kids fishing. The most important part of my job is making sure they leave with big smiles. So what do you say, book your trip today and let's go catch some fish!!!
Techniques
My favorite time of the year is in the summer time. There is nothing better than fishing under the Skyway Bridge hooking a Giant Tarpon and watching the explosion as she jumps into the air. We get to do this from early April to the end of August. When I'm not fishing for the silver king, you can find me anchored up on an inshore flat, searching for those big redfish schools that come cruising down that mangrove shoreline. Some of the best snook fishing happens in these back water canals and grass flats along Tampa Bay. Our trips include live bait and artificial. So what do you say, let's go fishing!!!
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Fishing Reports

THE FISH ARE CHEWING IN TAMPA BAY

April 13, 2017

The fishing in Tampa Bay has been incredible lately. The fish are on the outside feeding heavily on live and cut baits. This trip, Sam and his son Samuel caught lots of Snook. Samuel put his first caught Redfish… Read Full Report →


March Madness

March 09, 2017

Snook fishing has been incredible in the Tampa Bay area. The fish are moving onto the flats and eating everything you put in front of them. Recent trips have caught over 20 snook on a half day charter.The fishing… Read Full Report →


Amberjack Action

February 11, 2017

Took advantage of the calm seas and headed out for a quick offshore trip. Conditions were perfect. Lots of sunshine and clear blue skys made foe a perfect day of fishing. Started out in 60ft and the fish were… Read Full Report →


TAMPA BAY FISHING IN JANUARY

January 14, 2017

Started our day with temperatures in the 80's and clear blue sky's. With perfect fishing conditions who would think it was winter time. Not the fish, We caught lots of Snook and managed to bring a nice 32" to… Read Full Report →


All Day Snook Action

December 28, 2016

With the temps in the 80's, snook fishing continues to be on fire throughout Tampa Bay. Took Kelly, Keaton and Grandpa Larry from California, out on a 3hr evening snook trip. They put 20 snook in the boat before… Read Full Report →


Fishing Before The Holidays

November 27, 2016

The Snook fishing was unbelievable this morning. The fish were feeding on just about everything we put in front of them. As the water started to rise, it only got better throughout the day. The fish are preparing for… Read Full Report →


The Snook Are Hungry In November

November 11, 2016

The fishing has been unbelievable. The snook bite has been non stop. Anything you throw in front of them, they seem to eat. There are alot of fish on the flats. These fish will continue to feed as they… Read Full Report →


October Fishing In Tampa Bay

October 09, 2016

The ride to the fishing grounds was a little rough. With a cold front on its way, fishing conditions were expected to decline. We took a chance and the results are proof that it was well worth it. Once… Read Full Report →


THE BITE IS ON

September 24, 2016

Started the morning out with some fresh live bait. Had the fish eating everything in site. Caught redfish and snook thoughout the morning. Ended the day fishing the outgoing tide. Lots of redfish schools. Going into fall the fishing… Read Full Report →


SEPTEMBER RED

September 08, 2016

So far this month, fishing has been everything we expected,this time of year. The fish are on the move, preparing to take up residence for fall. The redfish bite has been unbelievable in Tampa Bay. Snook fishing the residental… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Before The Storm

August 30, 2016

Had the Bauer family from Washington State on the redfish Tuesday before the storm. Wasn't the best conditions, but we decided to give it a shot. Patience paid off and we wore these things out before we had to… Read Full Report →


TAMPA BAY REDFISH

August 28, 2016

Decided to get on the water a little early. The water was still high because of the east wind. Afternoon storms were among us. As the water started to fall, the redfish started eating. We had non stop action… Read Full Report →


BIG BOY REDFISH

August 18, 2016

Tried something different tonight and it seemed to work in our favor. Fished the bridge and the bite was on fire. We caught over a dozon fish with the biggest measuring over 41". Great night of fishing in upper… Read Full Report →


Non Stop Action

August 16, 2016

Had to dance around the afternoon storms. Once the rain passed we had plenty of action. We fished the out going tide. The Zurowski family had a great time with lots of action. They caught snook, redfish and trout… Read Full Report →


Redfish In The Burg

August 03, 2016

Took my buddy Jamie out for an evening of fishing. We had an awesome time catching redfish along the south shore of Tampa Bay! The fish were feeding on everthing we put in front of them. Read Full Report →


Redfish Bite

August 01, 2016

The Redfish action was non stop today. We fished the outgoing tide till dark and landed multiple fish over 33". The fish were real spooky so we had to get in the water and sneak up on them. It… Read Full Report →


No Bannanas

July 30, 2016

Once we got the bannana off the boat, the boys from Clearwater Gas Systems got this huge cobia to the boat after an epic day of fishing!!!! Read Full Report →


Hot Bite!!!

July 28, 2016

When we got to our spot, the tide was so low i thought we were gonna have a hard time getting on the fish. Its a good thing the Panga floats in a foot of water!!! Once we got… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

Great time despite heavy wind and full moon!  Nevertheless, Captain put us on the targeted fish.  Couldn’t have asked for more.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 13, 2017

First class trip all around. It was like fishing on a friend’s boat, courteous, professional, very relaxing.

Fished April 2017

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Ronnie Hayes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 14, 2017

Such a great day on the water . We caught lots of fish and had an awsome time doing it!!!


Went fishing on Monday, April 10, 2017

Highly recommend captain Ronnie. Next time we will target Tarpon

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Capt Hayes made the evening perfect. we caught fish and learned a lot about the area we where fishing & species we caught. Capt. Ronnie Hayes is great guide and fun to be with
Lee & Betsy Saurdiff

Fished March 2017

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Ronnie Hayes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Had a wonderfull time with Lee and Betsy. Caught lots of fish. Cant wait untill next time.
Thanks for such a great evening!!! Capt. Ronnie


Went fishing on Sunday, February 26, 2017

This was such a great trip. Capt. Ron and his son, Tanner, went out of their way to ensure our trip was a success.  They are truly professionals.  Book a trip with them and you won’t be sorry.

Bob M

Fished February 2017

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Ronnie Hayes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 27, 2017

We had such a great time fishing with you guys today. Lots of laughs and lots of good memories!!
What an awsome trip.


Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Unfortunately weather did not permit us to fish where we were hoping,however we ended up in a great spot and caught 20 plus fish and had 5-10 get away.Never a dull moment,great trip.

Fished February 2017

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Ronnie Hayes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Went fishing on Friday, February 3, 2017

Fished February 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, February 5, 2017

We had an awsome time on the water fishing with you guys. Hope to do it again.
Thanks Capt. Ronnie


Went fishing on Monday, November 28, 2016

1st fishing trip on the gulf for me and my 9 year old son and had an excellent time. Caught a lot of fish and while my 9 year old hoped for a shark that never cooperated he still said he had more fun than he has ever had fishing. Capt. Ronnie was very knowledgeable and great patience for the young fisherman as well. We will book another trip next time we are in Florida and catch some tarpon and hopefully the shark my boy is after.

Fished November 2016

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Ronnie Hayes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thanks Mark We had a great time fishing with you guys. Hope we can do it again the next time your in Florida!!!


Went fishing on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Captain Ron and his son were fantastic. They took my family out and had us on Snook, Reds, and trout. They showed patience while helping my young sons and wife whom never fished Florida waters before, and gave them all a trip to remember after they caught some of the biggest fish of their lives.  We saw dolphins and shark and couldn’t of asked for a better trip. I Highly recommend this charter to anyone looking for great memories.

Fished August 2016

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Ronnie Hayes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 22, 2016

Thanks Dave. Me and Tanner had a blast fishing with you guys. Your boys are great!!!


Went fishing on Saturday, June 13, 2015

We heard about this fishing charter from some friends of ours.  We booked a day out on the water with Captain Ronnie and Tanner.  We had an amazing day fishing.  Capt. Ronnie knew just where to take us and made our day on the water safe and enjoyable.  Tanner knew what I needed to catch the big fish before I knew he was so helpful all through the day.  We will certainly share with our friends about this charter and will be back soon to make more memories on the water.

Fished June 2015

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Ronnie Hayes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thanks Joan. We had an awsome time fishing with you guys. Glad we could be part of Edwards first snook.Hope to do it again soon!!!!
Capt. Ronnie Hayes