Captain
Cristian Minami

Member since January 2016 Tampa, United States
Background
Join us, Capt. Cristian Minami and Capt. Kenny Smith, on an inshore fishing charter in the Tampa Bay area. Growing up in Tampa Bay, fishing became our passion at a young age. Participating in local fishing tournaments and fishing events brought us closer to the fishing industry. As we got older and gained more experienced on the water we decided to get our Captains Licenses and started Inshore Society LLC, a fishing charter company directed at guiding anglers in the Tampa Bay area. Our main focus as a charter Captain is to provide clients with a once in a lifetime fishing experience that will be memorable for the rest of their life.
Techniques
Fishing techniques include: fishing the flats with live and artificial baits, site fishing, fishing some of the most beautiful estuaries that Tampa Bay has to offer. Light tackle is generally used.

Hey, I'm Captain Cristian Minami

Tampa, United States
Background
Join us, Capt. Cristian Minami and Capt. Kenny Smith, on an inshore fishing charter in the Tampa Bay area. Growing up in Tampa Bay, fishing became our passion at a young age. Participating in local fishing tournaments and fishing events brought us closer to the fishing industry. As we got older and gained more experienced on the water we decided to get our Captains Licenses and started Inshore Society LLC, a fishing charter company directed at guiding anglers in the Tampa Bay area. Our main focus as a charter Captain is to provide clients with a once in a lifetime fishing experience that will be memorable for the rest of their life.
Techniques
Fishing techniques include: fishing the flats with live and artificial baits, site fishing, fishing some of the most beautiful estuaries that Tampa Bay has to offer. Light tackle is generally used.

My Charter Listings

Inshore Society – Tidewater Boat

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Tampa
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trips from $400

Inshore Society – Nautic Star

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Tampa
trips from $400

Fishing Reports

Tampa Bay Fishing Report August
Tampa Bay Fishing Report August
Aug 13, 2017 Tampa
It’s finally August in Florida and I’m sure most of us are looking forward to Fall. This summer has been so hot that on most charters we’re off the water by noon. Staying hydrated, wearing proper fishing attire, Costa del mar shades and plenty of sunblock has been key on every fishing trip; Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper and Spanish Mackerel have taken care of keeping us on the water. Bait has been around in large numbers on the flats and deep channel markers. We have been finding smaller baits on the flats in the 2’ – 4’ depth, using an 8’ Humpback cast net ¼” mesh size to prevent Christmas trees. Once you get the bait chummed up it has been easy to black out the live well, but beware of overcrowding your livewell during the summer. Water temperatures can near 90 degrees and baits can easily start dying off if not properly managed, I suggest to maintain a constant high pressure flow of fresh water pumping into the livewell and giving the baits oxygen. Oxygen will help keep the baits lively and you should see a difference in their life span. Fishing has been great in the Tampa Bay area this summer! With all the bait around and afternoon thunderstorms cooling off the water temperatures, fish have been feeding and anglers have been catching. As mentioned before early morning has been the best bite for the flats. Snook and Redfish have been tucked in under the mangroves on high tides and are feeding on the smaller baits so make sure to match the hatch. Spanish Mackerel have been on deeper drop offs, artificial reefs and main channels, these fish like deeper water and tidal flow. A 1/0 longshank hook will help catch these toothy Pelagics. Mangrove Snapper are holding near rocky bottom and structure, a knocker rig with a 1/0 Trident circle hook has been doing the trick. That’s all we got on our report for August be on the lookout for next month’s fishing report! Wishing you tight lines and fair winds from Inshore Society.

Customer Reviews

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Best Day with Captain Cristian!!
Best Day with Captain Cristian!!
Best Day with Captain Cristian!!
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VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
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Appleton, WI
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Full day

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on March 23, 2021
Excellent and personal service from captain Chris! Got us our quick and catching fish! We had a blast!
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Best Day with Captain Cristian!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on January 2, 2021
We had so much fun!! He made sure our kids also had a great time and caught fish. He was very fun to talk to and we would love...
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Lance W.
Davenport, FL
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A Great Day on the Bay

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on September 4, 2020
Captain Chris got us into the fish! My son and I had a great time. Our guide got us into some redfish, snook, and mangrove...
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United States
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Half day with kenny

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on November 21, 2020
Very friendly, sociable and knowledgeable. He put us right on the fish. We had an awesome time.
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