Captain
Kellen Ankrum

Member since May 2014

Madeira Beach, United States

Background
I grew up fishing and hunting. As soon as I realized that fishing for a living was a possibility, I jumped all over it. My obsession with the water and ability to catch fish has proven to keep my customers happy and coming back for more.
Techniques
I prefer live-baiting and providing as much action as possible while also targeting prize fish. Specialize in: Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, and often pelagics such as Cobia, Kingfish, Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna, Permit, and more.

Hey, I'm Captain Kellen Ankrum

Madeira Beach, United States
Background
I grew up fishing and hunting. As soon as I realized that fishing for a living was a possibility, I jumped all over it. My obsession with the water and ability to catch fish has proven to keep my customers happy and coming back for more.
Techniques
I prefer live-baiting and providing as much action as possible while also targeting prize fish. Specialize in: Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, and often pelagics such as Cobia, Kingfish, Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna, Permit, and more.

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Madeira Beach
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Fishing Reports

Big Amberjack and Grouper

February 12, 2016

The Amberjack are hungry and fired up! Steady action until you've had enough. Started out on the bottom, pulling in some 10 to 15 lb red grouper and then moved on to Amberjack weighing from 20 to 50 lbs.… Read Full Report →


Loads of Action!

November 03, 2015

We set out to target Hogfish and ended up with a nonstop bite including Lane Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Scamp Grouper, big Red Grouper, Hogfish, and plenty of Amberjack. Great time of year to get out there with the cooling… Read Full Report →


Mack Attack!

October 23, 2015

Temperatures are cooling but fishing is still hot. The Spanish and King Mackerel are running our coast now in full force. These fish provide plenty of exciting action normally within minutes from the shore. You can expect to catch… Read Full Report →


The Grouper and Snapper Bite Is On!

May 11, 2015

Traveling approx. 30 to 40 miles into the Gulf with live and frozen bait lately, catching loads of Red Grouper and a variety of Snapper. The bottom fish are keeping us busy and exciting pelagics are often exploding on… Read Full Report →


Fun with Amberjack and Grouper!

March 04, 2015

Took a group of guys out last Wednesday for their first time to battle some Amberjack and Grouper. A nice calm day provided the perfect opportunity to ease out to approx. 90 feet of water and let the fun… Read Full Report →


Time To Fish The Wrecks

February 25, 2015

The wrecks, reefs, and larger structures can provide some pretty intense fishing. The targeted species Wednesday was the Greater Amberjack. Within moments of pulling up to the first spot, we had immediate hookups with hard fighting AJ's up to… Read Full Report →


Hoggin in the Gulf

February 12, 2015

Hog fishing has never been better. Water temps are cold, but this doesn't bother the hogfish. On this trip, my customers limited out on hogs in just one hour. So we then moved on to catching mangrove snapper and… Read Full Report →


The Elusive Hogfish!

February 07, 2015

People used to be and some are still under the impression that the Hogfish could not be caught with a rod and reel. My customers have been successfully targeting hogfish for over five years now. I believe the cooler… Read Full Report →


Nearshore flounder and snapper

January 23, 2015

Sometimes around this time of year the weather can restrict how far we like to travel for fish, but there are plenty to catch within sight of the beach. Such as hogfish, flounder, and snapper. Great light tackle action… Read Full Report →


Grouper digging time

January 15, 2015

If you like steady action and hard fighting fish, then its time for some grouper fishing. Not only are they a blast, but also provide a tasty meal at the end of the day. We pull out our big… Read Full Report →


Amazing fishing for 2015!

January 05, 2015

Can't ask for better fishing for this time of year. Red Grouper and Amberjack are now open again with plenty to go around. We are having one of the best years ever for Hogfish. Hogfish are known as one… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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John Stockhausen
Pittsburgh, PA
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 18, 2018
Six of us did a half day session with Kellen today. He and the boat were ready when we arrived, we left the dock almost immediately,...
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Michele Peeples
United States
 5.00
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Full day with Kelli Ankrum

VERIFIED   June 11, 2018
Great experience, he was a great help.
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Missy Meyer
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Had a great time with captain Kellen

VERIFIED   June 21, 2018
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Christopher Plummer
Lakeland, FL
 4.67
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Fishing with Kellen

VERIFIED   July 11, 2018
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Katie Ducharme
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome day!!

VERIFIED   April 14, 2018
Great captain and boat!! Would 100% go again:)!
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