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 Marina 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 lb 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 Marina 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 lb 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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Clearwater Beach Charter Fishing

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Fishing Reports

3/4 Day Trip

November 22, 2019

Great fishing today for Red Grouper and Lane snapper. Fish were hungry and were biting hard on Spanish Sardines and Finger Mullet. Good size and good action on both! The day started slow until the tide picked up and… Read Full Report →

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4.71
out of 5 stars from 107 reviews
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Vincent A.
Canandaigua, NY
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Chuck

VERIFIED   April 15, 2019
I am not a typical review writer, but I needed to take the time out to extend my gratitude to Capt Chuck of Custom Clearwater...
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Eric D.
Drexel Hill, PA
 5.00
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Just what we needed

VERIFIED   January 17, 2020
I took my buddy fishing with Captain Chuck on a short 2 hr excursion as we only had a short time in Clearwater. We had an amazing...
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Richard B.
Clearwater, FL
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Family fishing day

VERIFIED   November 17, 2019
We had only one day to fish with the kids in town and it happened to be the coldest day of the season.  We still went...
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Greg W.
Reading, PA
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Fun time

VERIFIED   December 16, 2019
We had a great 4 hour trip with Capt Chuck. Very experienced, knowledgeable and most of all, personable gentleman. Not an...
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Joe T.
Brooklyn, New York
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Half day trip with Captain Chuck

January 19, 2020
Captain Chuck is the best. He is very personable and a great story teller. My son and I took a trip out and the weather, company...
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