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The Tampa Bay area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida and is the year-round home to one of the best inshore and deep-sea fishing destinations in the country. The 3,190-acre Weedon Island preserve on the west side of Tampa Bay is an aquatic upland ecosystem supporting a diverse population of bird rookeries and animals. It also happens to be the spawning grounds for many of the fish found in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Whether you’re looking for Tampa Bay, Clearwater  or St. Petersburg Fishing Charters, YACHTFISH has you covered for inshore and deep-sea fishing options. You’ll find snook, redfish, trout, mackerel, snapper, flounder, cobia, tarpon, tuna, amberjack, grouper, kingfish, wahoo, mahi and more. With over 25 years of experience and the equipment to get you on the fish fast, your YACHTFISH team guarantees an incredible experience and fish every time.

 

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Where do we even start with reviewing Yacht Fish fishing charters? If you want a full day of fishing, fun and sun don't even think about booking with anybody else. We can't even say enough to describe how amazing of a day we had offshore catching every fish you could even imagine left and right. Our guides Matt and Scotty were beyond helpful and determined to make sure we had a kick ass day out there. Our hooks were tended to before we even had them out of the water if they didn't have a stud of a fish on them. Matt made sure my girlfriends first time offshore fishing was nothing short of perfect and everything a great day of fishing should be. Coming in with a box that barely closed because it was so full was not what we expected but enjoyed every fight and catch. We are officially loyal YachtFish guests and they really made it impossible to compete with their charter.
jeremy onorato
jeremy onorato
14:37 20 May 18
WOW! What a day! I am a FLNative, but Matt taught me in 4 hours than I thought I knew for 40 years! Super patient w/all my questions and then we caught several snook within the trip. If u get a chance to book YACHTFISH do it immediately, you definitely won’t be disappointed!
Guy Henson
Guy Henson
21:53 15 May 18
Was invited out with Matt not sure what to expect. The guy crushed it. The Tom Brady of fishing. If you’re looking for not only a good fishing experience but a good time, this is your guy. No brainer.
Joshua Reed
Joshua Reed
18:29 15 May 18
Great fishing experience! Captain Matt is extremely knowledgeable in his trade - thank you for another wonderful day.
Laney v
Laney v
14:24 14 May 18
I am a local fisherman and went out with Yachtfish this past Sunday. We had a heck of a day and caught Mackerel, Snook and a Monster Redfish (39 inches) . The guides were extremely knowledgeable and put us on fish all afternoon.I highly recommend using Yachtfish for your charter needs.
Brian T
Brian T
01:05 25 Apr 18
We had a great time. Our captain was more than we could have asked for and my wife and 7 year old boy had a blast! We will definitely book with Yachtfish again next time we are in Florida!
Matthew Cler
Matthew Cler
16:23 05 Apr 18
Another phenomenal fishing trip with Captain Matt. Right on every experience. Love his fun and easy going ways. Conscientious kind of Cap Makes everyone feel comfortable and confident.
Teresa Gandeza
Teresa Gandeza
13:53 28 Mar 18
I have been on a lot of fishing charters in my day and even have part ownership in a fishing team. The capt and owner both went out of there way to insure we had an amazing day on the water! Got 2 keeper cobia, dozen plus jacks, and even 7 snook! All in a half day trip. These guys know what there doing and put us on the fish from the second we got on the boat! Would highly recommend this company to anyone who is serious about catching fish! Extremely proffessional at every turn! First class company and people ALL THE WAY! CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!
Robert Gerding
Robert Gerding
14:35 13 Mar 18
Excellent 1/2 day of fishing. The 4 of us caught so many ladyfish and mackerel that we lost count. Capt Garrett had all the bait, equipment and knowledge to make this a great trip!
Joe Picard
Joe Picard
13:34 01 Mar 18
January 10, 2018 was my second time out with Captain Matt and Garrett of Yachtfish. First trip was this past June, Tarpon fishing. They are the absolute best. Matt came highly recommended and they has been amazing both times. They work hard to get you on the fish, and it’s like a day on the water with a couple of your close friends. We were on the fish from the start this trip and it was non-stop for 4 hours. Trout, Ladyfish and Sheepshead were biting all afternoon long. 2 Sheepshead became dinner about an hour after the trip. Being down in Tampa on business from Michigan in January, this was a well needed afternoon on the water in the sun and 75 degrees. Thx Matt and Garrett! I’ll be seeing you soon!
Danny Wiz
Danny Wiz
02:52 01 Mar 18
Captain Patrick showed us a great time. We laughed and caught fish all afternoon. You can’t go wrong with Yachtfish and their great service. This is my second with Matt and his staff, fishing in-shore. Next time will be an off-shore trip.
Phil Muszynski
Phil Muszynski
11:55 25 Feb 18
We had a amazing time today fishing with Captain Garett! We caught red snapper, trout and sheepshead to take home and a bunch of other fish that was fun to catch. Garrett was knowledgeable about the fish and waters. We took my my 82 father out on the water and he had a blast. The boat is perfect! Captain Matt booked my excursion and followed up with me every step of the way. We’re fromMichigan and we will be back to book another trip out to the Gulf. Thank you Yacht Fish for making our fishing trip a great memory!
Terri Matheson
Terri Matheson
02:28 15 Feb 18
My brother and I had an awesome time with Capt Matt his knowledge was awesome and was very fun and professional!! Would recommend YachtFish to anyone and plan on going back in March!!
Charles Calvert
Charles Calvert
23:10 28 Dec 17
Was a great time! Well worth the money. Great guys to fish with.
Karie Simons
Karie Simons
18:51 27 Dec 17
As an ex- charter boat owner and operator from Broome Western Australia, I expect a lot. And when you have the bar raised this high you tend to be disappointed in how other operators treat you and run their operations. We’ll I was pleasantly surprised that was not the case with Captain Matt and his crew. Their level of local knowledge and experience was comforting and ensured me I’d made a the right decision when I chose to go with Yacht Fish Charters. They know their stuff and will put you on the fish. RickyD
Rick Dalla Rosa
Rick Dalla Rosa
22:25 30 Nov 17
Matt does a great job. We got to catch a lot of snook, lady fish and trout. As a bonus got to see and swim with the manatees. Thanks for the great adventure!
Matt Foster
Matt Foster
17:30 28 Nov 17
My first time and I have to say it won't be my last! This trip was an awesome experience and we were on fish the entire time! I can't wait to come back! I want to thank captain Matt and Garrett for their great service!
Joshua Weller
Joshua Weller
16:18 22 Nov 17
Matt and Garrett were fantastic! We had three kids with us and they were very attentive to them yet still allowed them to do as much as possible for the full experience. We would definitely recommend them to anyone! Thanks guys!
Kia Robinson
Kia Robinson
02:25 13 Nov 17
First time fishing for family. They LOVED it! Garret and Patrick were awesome and took us to all the best spots! Highly recommend!
Raj Ambay
Raj Ambay
02:00 22 Oct 17
Highly recommend. Capt. Matt was excellent. He was patient with myself as a new fisherman, energetic, and very knowledgeable about his fishing spots!My wife, son, and I were impressed with his friendliness, ability to take us to several very active fishing spots, and his real sense of customer service. His boat was immaculately clean, as was he and his assistant. They didn't use foul language, drink, or in any other way act as "old fishermen" may tend to be regarded.Without a doubt, it was a great experience and well worth the money. I would recommend Yachtfish to anyone from the novice to the experienced. I garenteed you will enjoy yourself, and learn a lot.
John Mitchell
John Mitchell
20:54 29 Sep 17
Best charter I have ever been on. We went out for 4hrs this morning and they had us on the fish in less than 20 minutes and were on them the whole time. In about 3 hours my father in law and i caught about 50 snook, 2 mangrove snappers, and 3 nice reds. Great experience all around.
Jakob Howell
Jakob Howell
22:13 27 Sep 17
Unbelievable! In under 2 hours, with my daughter (10) and I we caught 4 snapper, 5 mackerel, a pin fish, and 14 sharks! Captain Matt did an outandting job taking us to the right areas, and make every step of the day easy and fun. Beautiful boat with top notch equipment. Highly recommended for any day trip fishers.
Andrew Padovano
Andrew Padovano
02:12 30 Aug 17
Great time, hands down! Matt and Garett are great guys and know their hometown waters beyond expectations. They took us to all the spots and we were hitting all day. I was skeptical at first with all the charters in the area, but these guys know their waters. Would recommend them to anyone!
David Meyers
David Meyers
22:37 15 Aug 17
Matt did an awesome job putting us on fish. The boat had a really smooth ride and both Captain and Mate Garrett were very professional and fun to fish with. We will definitely go again.
sean hyer
sean hyer
17:46 07 Aug 17
Capt. Matt Douglas always puts us on the fish every time with the best equipment and highest quality boats and is one of the most professional and prepared charter captains in the business today. I would highly recommend Capt. Douglas for either inshore, Tarpon, or offshore fishing for any species you prefer to target if you want to catch 'em.
James Newton
James Newton
18:03 31 Jul 17
Been fortunate enough to charter Matt Douglas at Yachtfish on several occasions. Every trip was fantastic and very productive....Matt always puts us on fish. The Yachtfish team is very courteous and professional. They can help any level fisherman catch fish and have an enjoyable and safe time on the water.
Tom Lair
Tom Lair
12:54 24 Jul 17
My nephew and his fiancé came down for a long weekend and had booked fishing trip with Captain Matt. It was my first experience, my nephew had done this before somewhere else. We had a fabulous time caught snook and trout, tried for tarpon but no luck. The entire day was a great experience. All three of us can't wait to go back. Captain Matt and his mate Garret were so helpful and attentive to our experience. If we had questions they were so willing answer and help. Will definitely go again and share with friends and highly recommend.Colleen Farmer.
colleen-dave farmer
colleen-dave farmer
02:54 22 Jul 17
First time ever fishing with Yachtfish this past Saturday and it was a day to remember catching my first Tarpon. Captain Matt and Garrett were great. They worked hard to try and find the fish in different locations and with different bait. Patience paid off as I landed my first ever Tarpon on one of the most beautiful days I have ever had on the water. Captain Matt came highly recommended and he did not disappoint. My only problem is trying to figure out when I can get down to Tampa and get out fishing with them again. I can honestly say I am addicted to Tarpon fishing after only one time. Thank you Matt & Garrett!!!
Daniel Wisniewski Jr
Daniel Wisniewski Jr
18:39 19 Jun 17
went out with Matt on 5/23/2017.The weather did not look to good, waves in the 6ft. range, but Matt. found a little calmer water with fish. Then we started to catch fish, one a 90lb. Tarpon , witch is what we came for.This trip ended up great, when it seems to start off rough, Matt. and the mate did a great job. Going to try to make it back soon.
Richard Golembeski
Richard Golembeski
23:48 06 Jun 17
Great time. Lots of fish. Took my girls & wife. Recommend for the family. Matt has great patience, the fire extinguisher went off, wife's fishing line in trolling motor and Captain Matt didn't bat an eye, just kept right on guiding. His first mate Scotty was great as well, never had an empty hook. We will definitely be hiring them again!
Quinn Capps
Quinn Capps
19:20 14 May 17
My friend Robin and I were fortunate to spend a glorious morning in the bay with Matt and Garrett. I would describe our fishing knowledge of this area as novice. Matt put us on fish quickly and we did catch some nice looking kingfish. The boat is immaculate and the gear was in great shape. We could not have asked for a better experience. Thanks again Matt!😎
Michelle Seybold
Michelle Seybold
13:14 01 Apr 17
Capt Matt is amazing inshore as well as going offshore. We have never been disappointed in our many trips with him. He always seems to work hard for his customer. That shows because we always have the best live bait, and he knows where to use it. Great with younger fisherman as well, and so I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a great fishing trip on or around Tampa Bay.
Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson
17:59 25 Mar 17
I have been on a private charter before, but Yachtfish is hands down the BEST! I had the best experience with Captain Matt. I went offshore for the first time with Captain Matt and Garrett few weeks ago with my daughter. They are both very experienced and professional. They both were so wonderful with my daughter, teaching her the different types of fish. This was her first time fishing, and they both were very patient with her. She caught four fish in about 10 minutes. She was so excited and can’t wait to go again. I will be taking my dad out for Father’s Day! Such a great way to spend time with family! Thank You Captain Matt and Garrett, for such an amazing day!
Jennalee Matays
Jennalee Matays
20:24 24 Mar 17

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