Captain
Erich Jaeger

Member since November 2014

St. Pete Beach, United States

Background
Captain Erich Jaeger is not only a skilled angler and a commercial fisherman but is also an enthusiastic guide. Originally from Rhode Island, Erich grew up on the waters of the North Atlantic battling Swordfish, Tuna, Fluke, Bluefish, Sharks, and Striped Bass. He moved to the West Coast of Florida almost two decades ago to share his passion and knowledge with others. Erich runs Maverick Fishing Charters with Captain Chris Clark.
Techniques
We bottom fish drift and some trolling. Always over structure, ledge, hard rocky bottom, ship wrecks, springs, etc. we use dead and live bait, some vertical jigging

Hey, I'm Captain Erich Jaeger

St. Pete Beach, United States
Background
Captain Erich Jaeger is not only a skilled angler and a commercial fisherman but is also an enthusiastic guide. Originally from Rhode Island, Erich grew up on the waters of the North Atlantic battling Swordfish, Tuna, Fluke, Bluefish, Sharks, and Striped Bass. He moved to the West Coast of Florida almost two decades ago to share his passion and knowledge with others. Erich runs Maverick Fishing Charters with Captain Chris Clark.
Techniques
We bottom fish drift and some trolling. Always over structure, ledge, hard rocky bottom, ship wrecks, springs, etc. we use dead and live bait, some vertical jigging

My Charter Listings

Maverick Fishing Charters

20 Reviews  
St Pete Beach
trips from US$ 650

Fishing Reports

Jacks and big red grouper

January 08, 2015

We caught our limit of Amberjack from 25 to 50 lbs and 24 red grouper 7 to 20 lbs. The clients have enough fish for 6 months. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, June 18, 2018

Had a wonderful time the captain and crew were awesome they were very determined to make sure we caught fish couldn’t ask for a better day we will be booking another trip soon

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Erich Jaeger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Thanks, hopefully we will see you guys again soon.

Fairfax Station, va
Went fishing on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Crew and Captain were great one of the best fishing trips ever.

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Erich Jaeger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Thanks for the review.  Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, June 1, 2018

Lots of fish! Great day.

Fished June 2018

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Erich Jaeger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Thanks for the review.  Hopefully we will see you again in the not so distant future.

United States
Went fishing on Saturday, May 5, 2018

I’ll book with these guys again next year

Fished May 2018

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

Great time fishing on a half day excursion.  Weather was perfect, fishing was great!  Only gripe was that we got started an hour late due to delays with earlier half day trip ending late (the captain did apologize and offset it with a slightly discounted price).

Fished April 2018

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Erich Jaeger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Thanks for the review.  Captain DJ was extremely sick.  I do apologize for any inconvenience.  If you would like to fish with us again I would be more that happy to discount another trip for you.  We truly appreciate you business and look forward to seeing you soon. 
Thanks
Captain Erich Jaeger
Owner MFC.

Tampa, fl
Went fishing on Monday, March 26, 2018

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Saint Petersburg, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Our trip was cut short by bad weather conditions and Crew was very fair and professional. We will go out with them again!

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, March 5, 2018

I have been on several charters in the area, many were great experiences. These guys went that little extra to make it a fantastic experience.

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Erich Jaeger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thanks for the review.  Give us a call when you are back in town.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The captain did his best to find the locations where everyone could catch nice size fish. The boat was comfortable for a half day trip. They text me with traffic information which was very helpful.

Fished August 2017

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, August 11, 2017

We had a great time and caught lots of fish on our half day trip. We were late because of construction near the marina but the captain extended our time on the water for us which was very nice. Caught a nice size Hogfish and plenty of grunts for a fish fry. The grouper were not keepers but everyone caught fish and we kept moving to keep the action going. Nice day with kids and good clean and spacious boat.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, May 4, 2017

TJ and his 1st mate Frank were friendly and professional. We had initially booked 2 half day trips, however due to weather we had to cancel the second day. Instead of being SOL, the owner Erich, coordinated a full day for us instead. Cannot recommend them enough.

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Great time was had by all, couldn’t have been better

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, December 3, 2016

Picture of red boat in add much nicer than white boat we took. Boat mechanically beautful with great instruments. The head was dirty and smelly caught 36 fish we could keep which when cleaned made maybe 2 pounds of fish.But i knew it wasn’t a meat run. It was fun ,expensive but fun. Crew did a fine job.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Great experience, caught lots of fish.

Fished November 2016

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Cicero, Illinois
Went fishing on Monday, October 24, 2016

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sushi grade yellow tail! Can’t beat it. Chef friend filleted and prepped. It was great! 100+fish caught! Amazing experience. Plan to repeat soon.

Fished September 2016

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Mulberry, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, June 26, 2016

Well the day started out ok. Just had bad luck with our bait due to circumstances that was out of our hands. The day was good we cauget fish. Not a lot of fish but it was OK. The crew was great. Boat was very sturdy. I spoke to Capt Erich the next day about our trip. He offered to take us out again at his cost to make up for the lack of keeper fish that was brought home. Which we will take him up on his generous offer. And will set a make up date.

Not too many Capt’s will offer what Capt Erich will do for our next trip. His slogan on his site he stands by no fish no pay.

Can’t wait to book my trip again.

Fished June 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, March 25, 2016

This was a great experience! We had 3 guys and 3 girls and we all went fishing. We caught about 60 or so fish. DJ literally put us right over the reef and we were catching fish like crazy. We definitely appreciate how much DJ and his first mate taught us that day and their expertise not only on fishing but getting us out there around the stormy weather. We’d recommend!

Fished March 2016

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