Captain
Steve Betz

Member since April 2014

Tampa, United States

Background
Captain Steve’s passion for fishing started at a young age fishing the local ponds, lakes and rivers. In the early 80’s Steve was introduced to the world of Snook fishing. Snook fishing was like no other he had done and he quickly became addicted to the salt. Over the years Steve stalked the many varieties of fish expanding his knowledge of Tampa Bay. With more than 25 years of saltwater fishing experience tucked into his tackle box he began his career doing full time Fishing charters in Tampa Bay. Capt. Steve brings over 200 days a year of time spent on Tampa Bay to each and every one of his Tampa Bay Fishing Charters. As your fishing guide in Tampa Fl., Capt Steve will cater all types of fishermen, young, older, experienced and novice. Steve loves the opportunity to be able to share his knowledge and experiences as a Tampa Bay fishing guide.
Techniques
My preferred style of fishing is using live bait on light tackle spinning gear. I target a wide variety of saltwater fish including but not limited to Snook,Red Drum, Speckled Sea Trout, Sharks, Cobia, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel Black Drum and more!

Hey, I'm Captain Steve Betz

Tampa, United States
Background
Captain Steve’s passion for fishing started at a young age fishing the local ponds, lakes and rivers. In the early 80’s Steve was introduced to the world of Snook fishing. Snook fishing was like no other he had done and he quickly became addicted to the salt. Over the years Steve stalked the many varieties of fish expanding his knowledge of Tampa Bay. With more than 25 years of saltwater fishing experience tucked into his tackle box he began his career doing full time Fishing charters in Tampa Bay. Capt. Steve brings over 200 days a year of time spent on Tampa Bay to each and every one of his Tampa Bay Fishing Charters. As your fishing guide in Tampa Fl., Capt Steve will cater all types of fishermen, young, older, experienced and novice. Steve loves the opportunity to be able to share his knowledge and experiences as a Tampa Bay fishing guide.
Techniques
My preferred style of fishing is using live bait on light tackle spinning gear. I target a wide variety of saltwater fish including but not limited to Snook,Red Drum, Speckled Sea Trout, Sharks, Cobia, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel Black Drum and more!

My Charter Listings

Tampa
trips from
US$ 425

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 7, 2014

We had a great time with Steve. This was my first time fishing - never did before. My crew was a bit experienced than me. Capt. Steve was very accommodating of the different range of experience we had in our group. He taught me how to cast and it didn’t take long before I was able to do it decently, on my own. At least, it was enough to catch the fish. Thanks to capt. we had a nice lunch - the trout was DELICIOUS!

Thank you captain and I highly recommend you to anyone!

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 2, 2014

We travelled south to Tampa, my husband and I had planned to go out fishing there. At the dock, we met Capt. Steve and got underway on a partly cloudy day. For 3 days prior it had rained, and we were all looking forward to a great day of fishing. CAPT. STEVE DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Minutes after we departured from the dock, we caught nice sea trout and used it for bait, it was a lot of fun and successful. After short boat ride and we arrived at another destination.
Captain Steve did great job and set us fishing again. FIRST EVER Bonnet Head Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano and numerous Black Tip Sharks.
He offered us great tips and baited our hooks, cleaned our fish and even took pictures of us. Capt. Steve was very polite, personable and knowledgeable about the bay and area. This trip was super enjoyable and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We’ll be using Capt. Steve next time - that’s for sure!

Fished February 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, February 10, 2014

My wife and I came from Spokane WA to fish with Captain Steve and were not dissapointed. We haven’t been fishing for about 20 years. Thanks to the captain we fished all day long and caught Black Tip Sharks, nice sized Hammerhead Shark and Mackerel. Capt. Steve took us to view the Manatee up close in their natural habitat. It was very relaxing and we enjoyed in Steve’s company. I would recommend fishing with Steve to anyone coming to Tampa!

Fished February 2014

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