Captain
George Hastick

Member since November 2014 St. Petersburg, United States
Background
My Uncle Frank handed me a fishing pole when I was 5 and it grew from there. From ponds and lakes, it grew into fishing the salt water for a variety of species. From Redfish, Snook, and Trout to Grouper, Cobia, and Mangrove Snapper and all that are in between. Snook is one of my favorite fish to catch on the inshore scene. Since I grew up originally wanting to be a professional Bass fisherman but started to love the saltwater and the Snook was like a Bass on steroids and guiding/teaching became a passion, I became a professional fishing guide. When you step on my boat, we will be fishing like we have been fishing buddies for years with a very easy-going "let's catch fish" atmosphere and we will catch fish. I have been fishing the waters of Tampa / St. Petersburg for over 40 years and over 22yrs as a professional. I am proud to say that in all my years of guiding I have never had a fishless trip. So come aboard the "Fish Hunter" and lets make some memories.
Techniques
I love to fish for all that Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg has to offer. Most of the time we fish light tackle for snook, trout, redfish and more with snook being a favorite. We fish with High quality rods and reels from Quantum along with Seaguar leader and Owner hooks. My 23.5’ Sea Pro bay boat will handle the open water as well as get very shallow to fish the flats of Tampa Bay. We fish a lot of live bait and my boat has a custom 48 gallon live well that I had made for my boat. This allows me to carry an enormous amount of bait, that I catch fresh every morning to be able to live chum through out the day to help keep our bite going for the maximum amount of fish catching action.

Hey, I'm Captain George Hastick

St. Petersburg, United States
Background
My Uncle Frank handed me a fishing pole when I was 5 and it grew from there. From ponds and lakes, it grew into fishing the salt water for a variety of species. From Redfish, Snook, and Trout to Grouper, Cobia, and Mangrove Snapper and all that are in between. Snook is one of my favorite fish to catch on the inshore scene. Since I grew up originally wanting to be a professional Bass fisherman but started to love the saltwater and the Snook was like a Bass on steroids and guiding/teaching became a passion, I became a professional fishing guide. When you step on my boat, we will be fishing like we have been fishing buddies for years with a very easy-going "let's catch fish" atmosphere and we will catch fish. I have been fishing the waters of Tampa / St. Petersburg for over 40 years and over 22yrs as a professional. I am proud to say that in all my years of guiding I have never had a fishless trip. So come aboard the "Fish Hunter" and lets make some memories.
Techniques
I love to fish for all that Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg has to offer. Most of the time we fish light tackle for snook, trout, redfish and more with snook being a favorite. We fish with High quality rods and reels from Quantum along with Seaguar leader and Owner hooks. My 23.5’ Sea Pro bay boat will handle the open water as well as get very shallow to fish the flats of Tampa Bay. We fish a lot of live bait and my boat has a custom 48 gallon live well that I had made for my boat. This allows me to carry an enormous amount of bait, that I catch fresh every morning to be able to live chum through out the day to help keep our bite going for the maximum amount of fish catching action.
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My Charter Listing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
St. Petersburg
Trips from US $400

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best Captain!  Knew all the hot spots!  Lots of fish!
Best Captain!  Knew all the hot spots!  Lots of fish!
Best Captain!  Knew all the hot spots!  Lots of fish!
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Jeannie M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best Captain! Knew all the hot spots! Lots of fish!

VERIFIED   Half day afternoon 4hr starts 1PM on March 16, 2024
We had the best time with Captain George.  He was so knowledgeable, fun and helpful.  It was my husband, me and our college...
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Debi S.
United States
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt. George

4hr Half day starts at 8:30Am. on February 8, 2024
Captain George was very knowledgeable and taught us alot. It was our first time doing the more shallow water fishing, we are...
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Stefan S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fightin' the wind... and havin' fun!

VERIFIED   4hr Half day starts at 8:30Am. on April 9, 2024
Capt. George did everything he could to help me land the big one, but between the wind and my inexperience, all I could land...
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Joseph L.
West Palm Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day with Captain George

VERIFIED   6Hr Morning trip Starts at 8:30Am. on May 21, 2023
Excellent day fishing with an awesome captain.  Caught snapper, grouper, snook and redfish.  Big fish was a 32.25” red. ...
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Abi B.
Marblehead, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day in shore with Captain George

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 6, 2021
Captain George is awesome! We had a wonderful five hour trip with him. There were three people in our group and we comfortably...
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