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 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 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 (usually 300-500 baits or more, 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 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 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 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 (usually 300-500 baits or more, 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.

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The Fish Hunter

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St. Petersburg
trips from $450

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Jerry C.
Tampa, FL
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6 hour trip with Capt George

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Lee I.
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 15, 2020
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Philippe B.
Plantersville, AL
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Great Trip 6 hour trip with Capt. George

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on 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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Jeri S.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Day trip with Captain George

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 6, 2019
Awesome trip today with Captain George. Super friendly and great at finding us fish! Caught plenty. Highly recommend!!!!
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Richard A. M.
Cheraw, South Carolina
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Half day trip with Capt George "The Fish Hunter"

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on 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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