Captain
George Hastick

Member since November 2014

St. Petersburg, United States

Background
My uncle 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 30 years and half of them 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 Temple Fork Outfitters and Quantum reels along with the Seaguar leader and Owner hooks. My 22' 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 designed and had made for my boat. This allows me to carry an enormous amount of bait, that I catch fresh every morning (usually 300-500 baits, when fishing with scaled sardines) 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 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 30 years and half of them 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 Temple Fork Outfitters and Quantum reels along with the Seaguar leader and Owner hooks. My 22' 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 designed and had made for my boat. This allows me to carry an enormous amount of bait, that I catch fresh every morning (usually 300-500 baits, when fishing with scaled sardines) to be able to live chum through out the day to help keep our bite going for the maximum amount of fish catching action.

My Charter Listings

The Fish Hunter

St Petersburg
trips from US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Snook fishing is Hot!!!!

December 27, 2015

For the last few weeks the snook fishing has been on fire!!! In the last week we have been averaging 25-40 fish a trip from 22" all the way up to a monster 40 1/4 trophy fish!!! Sunday 12-27-15… Read Full Report →

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4.83
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Great Trip 6 hour trip with Capt. George
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Philippe Brown
Plantersville, AL
 5.00
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Great Trip 6 hour trip with Capt. George

VERIFIED   June 17, 2018
I got my wife a trip with Capt. George for her birthday. Though it was very hot outside, the fishing was absolutely great....
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Richard A Moses
Cheraw, South Carolina
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Half day trip with Capt George "The Fish Hunter"

VERIFIED   November 11, 2016
Beautiful and successful morning of fishing with Capt George. First fish was a 29” keeper snook and from then on we caught...
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