Captain
Charles Giarrizzo

Member since June 2017 Clearwater, United States
Background
Captain Charles Giarrizzo is a life-long fisherman. He began fishing in Long Island Sound years before acquiring his USCG Merchant Marine Credential and began chartering Shark and Tuna trips aboard the "The Hustler", a 32' Black Fin Sport Fisherman, out of Montauk, N.Y. He was plying his trade along side such notable shark hunters as the late Captain Frank Mundus and retired tournament champion Captain Joe Monday. Captain Mundus still holds the world record for the largest shark ever caught on rod and reel, a 3,427 pound Great White shark, caught 28 miles off Montauk N.Y. Captain Chuck founded Clearwater Beach Charter Fishing in Clearwater Beach, Florida in 1999. He continues to be the consummate shark hunter here in the Gulf waters providing the ultimate thrill for his anglers. While still encountering tackle busting sharks, he will also pull more than his share of Cobia, Grouper, Mackerel, and most other species that are biting in season.
Techniques
All Techniques are employed but particularly likes bottom fishing and drifting for the thrill of seeing multiple hookups for his clients.

Hey, I'm Captain Charles Giarrizzo

Clearwater, United States
Background
Captain Charles Giarrizzo is a life-long fisherman. He began fishing in Long Island Sound years before acquiring his USCG Merchant Marine Credential and began chartering Shark and Tuna trips aboard the "The Hustler", a 32' Black Fin Sport Fisherman, out of Montauk, N.Y. He was plying his trade along side such notable shark hunters as the late Captain Frank Mundus and retired tournament champion Captain Joe Monday. Captain Mundus still holds the world record for the largest shark ever caught on rod and reel, a 3,427 pound Great White shark, caught 28 miles off Montauk N.Y. Captain Chuck founded Clearwater Beach Charter Fishing in Clearwater Beach, Florida in 1999. He continues to be the consummate shark hunter here in the Gulf waters providing the ultimate thrill for his anglers. While still encountering tackle busting sharks, he will also pull more than his share of Cobia, Grouper, Mackerel, and most other species that are biting in season.
Techniques
All Techniques are employed but particularly likes bottom fishing and drifting for the thrill of seeing multiple hookups for his clients.

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Good experience
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Chris M.
United States
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Half Day Trip – 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on June 2, 2021
Captain Charles was extremely accommodating from the moment we booked to the moment we stepped off the boat. Beyond just the...
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Bristol, RI
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Amazing trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore on August 20, 2021
Captian Chuck was the best! First of all, we booked with chuck because he was from Montalk NY and all of his fishing experience....
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Brian G.
Naperville, IL
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4 hour trip with Captain Chuck

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore on July 24, 2021
Had an awesome time today and very happy we chose Custom Charters for our father/daughter fishing trip this morning. Captain...
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Jeremy B.
Thompsonville, IL
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 9, 2021
Captain Charles was excellent to hang out with. He was very hard working to make sure everything was to perfection. We didn’t...
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Jamie A.
Eden, NY
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 28, 2021
Had a great Time! The captain was excellent, friendly and very courteous. Unfortunately a storm rolled in and plans had to...
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