Captain
Kristopher Boesch

Member since February 2020 St. Petersburg, United States
Background
Hi, I'm Captain Kristopher Boesch! I am a Tampa Bay inshore fishing guide. Book your trip on my 2016 Carolina skiff. It's my passion to put my clients on quality Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Flounder, Mackerel, as well as many other species. I’ve lived in the Tampa Bay Area for 40 years and fished the area my entire life. Book today for some awesome memories!

Hey, I'm Captain Kristopher Boesch

St. Petersburg, United States
Background
Hi, I'm Captain Kristopher Boesch! I am a Tampa Bay inshore fishing guide. Book your trip on my 2016 Carolina skiff. It's my passion to put my clients on quality Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Flounder, Mackerel, as well as many other species. I’ve lived in the Tampa Bay Area for 40 years and fished the area my entire life. Book today for some awesome memories!

My Charter Listing

Long Arm Legend Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (31)
St. Petersburg
trips from $350

Fishing Reports

Winter is here
Winter is here
Feb 1, 2020 St. Petersburg
Winter is here The weekly cold fronts have arrived. This can make fishing difficult if you don't have a plan. The snook have begun to move to their backwater Winter homes, the redfish will get lockjaw after the front , and the trout can be hit or miss on the flats. You have to adjust your plan if you want to put a bend in your rod. Luckly there are options. Some of he biggest negative tides of the year are in the winter months. This will trap the fish in the potholes and channels. Live Shrimp are a best bet. For artificials go with a soft body jig or a suspending bait like a Mirro-lure. The water is crystal clear this time of year so don't be afraid to drop down on your leader to 15lb flouro . Another best bet is fishing the many residential docks that line the bay. Sheepshead, black drum, redfish, trout, flounder, and snapper will stack up under the docks and can provide nonstop action. The additional bonus is many of the docks are protected from the harsh northern winds. Again, live shrimp are your best bet. Soft body jigs like Gulp can fill the cooler as well. When fishing the docks pay attention to the direction of the current. Make you presentation in the direction of the flow. Live shrimp should be freelined with the addition of a small splitshot if needed. Throw lures up current and work them back towards the structure. Slowly. Winter fishing is all about slowing things down. If your cold the fish are too. The final option is targeting sheepshead. As mentioned they will be found at residential docks, but the hot action will be at area bridges. The skyway, dick misner, and gandy bridges all are famous for both big fish and hot action. Knocker rigged shrimp, both live or dead and cut in pieces are a popular choice. Fiddler crabs, and barnacles also work well. Use the smallest hooks and lightest line and weights you can get away with. The sheephead are notorious bait stealers. Sometimes when you feel the bite it's too late. That's why they wear stripes. They earned the nickname "convict fish" for a reason. Just remember don't let the cold weather keep you at home, if you adjust your game plan the fishing can be red hot. . Now its time to take these tips and get out there and fish!

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jonathan W.
Mobile, Alabama
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6-hour Friday excursion

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on April 30, 2021
My buddy and I went out w/ Kris last Friday, and had an absolute blast. He put us right on the fish, kept us moving in terms...
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Michael L.
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 24, 2021
Captain Kris was very accommodating right from the start and to the very end of our trip. Great coach in teaching you best...
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Dan M.
Huntsburg, OH
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Half Day with Captain Kris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 10, 2021
Our trip with Captain Kris was fantastic. He was very attentive and knowledgeable and knew just what to do to help us land...
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Jean P.
Riverview, Florida
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4 hours w Captain Kristopher

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 22, 2021
Our 4-hour charter was so much fun.  We had out-of-town company and headed out on the 8:00 a m charter.  Captain K is so...
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James W.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 3, 2021
This is the real deal.  Authentic, funny and wholesome.  Was an honor to spend time celebrating a former fisherman (my dad)...
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