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.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $450

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3\/4 Day with Captain George
3\/4 Day with Captain George
Full day trip with the Fish Hunter - George Hastick
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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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Joseph L.
West Palm Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Grant N.
Seminole, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with the Fish Hunter - George Hastick

6Hr Morning trip Starts at 8:30Am. on April 15, 2023
Always a fun and productive trip with Captain George. We have fished with him since 2007 and have ALWAYS caught plenty of fish!
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Abi B.
Marblehead, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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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Jarred S.
Land O' Lakes, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 9, 2022
Captain George is a master at his craft. He provided an unparalleled fishing clinic for my father and I. We were on fish from...
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Jerry C.
Tampa, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip with Capt George

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 8, 2021
We caught several species of fish including redfish, tons of snook, trout, mackerel, and many others.  Constantly reeling...
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