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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.


Your St. Petersburg Fishing Charter Captain

We are St Petersburg's TOP RATED Fishing Charter!

GOOGLE REVIEWS from our happy Guests

This is an absolute must! Captain Garrett is knowledgeable, very skilled, patient, and kind. He made our experience absolutely wonderful! We didn't come out with a lot of expectations because you never know what to expect out on the water but oh my word, we had a freaking blast!!! We caught such a variety of fish and massive ones at that! We haven't experienced any other charters in the area and let me tell you, we never will because we will be coming back here every time!!!
Ashley Peterson
18:47 04 Oct 19
Amazing time with Patrick and Nate our on the water. They were extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and helpful. We had a blast! Definitely a repeat.
Neil Franzese
14:53 26 Aug 19
What an amazing experience for me and my son. Captain Garrett was simply the best. He put us on fish all afternoon. I lost track of the number of doubles we pulled in! Snook and Snapper all day. We could tell that Garrett genuinely enjoyed watching us have fun and that we did! Definitely going back when we find our way there again. Til next time 🙂
Mike Robinson
09:38 20 Aug 19
Absolutely the best fishing charter ever. Fantastic captain, caught a bunch a great fish. Could not ask for a better time. We will definitely use them again.
Paul Mott
19:12 08 Aug 19
Had a great time with Captain Garrett! He was awesome with my 10 year old son on his first bay fishing experience! Will definitely make it a point to come back and request him again.
Chris Hawkes
01:25 07 Jul 19
Awesome fathers day gift and it was all possible by captain garret knowledge of where to catch fish..landed 5 snook 3 snapper and a jack...he knew the spots and was an awesome captain...future trips out are in the works and will request him again...
Thomas Parker
02:45 17 Jun 19
Great experience with my 10 year old daughter! Captain was great with her and very knowledgeable. These guys definitely are out there working for you! We caught a great selection of fish and shark and enjoyed the clean , modern boat! Highly recommend!
Kevin Zitzow
21:48 27 May 19
Captain Garret was so awesome new exactly what he was doing and got us on the shark. Very patient. made my sons birthday a blast. He was very knowledgeable of the area and fishing. He truly lives to fish.
Aaron Johnson
23:50 30 Apr 19
Captain Matt is AMAZING! I recently had the pleasure of going fishing on the Gulf with some friends and family with Matt as our captain. He was very knowledgeable, helpful and kind. I am a very inexperienced fisher but with his help I was able to catch 5 or more fish all on my own, ranging from Grouper, King Fish and multiple types of Snapper. I would recommend Yachtfish to anyone looking for a trustful captain who will be sure to make your fishing excursion worth while.
Sarah Zavatsky
16:12 29 Apr 19
If I could rate this place 6/5, I would. Captain Garrett took us to some great spots. Caught so many fish, I was worried there wouldn’t be enough for everyone else in the bay. If you want a great charter, hit up these dudes. They treat you right and help you reel in the bad boys.
Chris Liddell
18:49 05 Apr 19
Had a great day catching a number of different species of fish. 40 plus in the boat. And missed around 40. Great trip for our 4 teenage boys. Thank you Captain Matt.
Mark Wiersema
21:49 03 Apr 19
Very fun, would definitely recommend it and would definitely consider going again. I caught a bunch of snook and got to hold one. I was shown how to do all of the stuff. And if you want he will do it for you. My captain was Matt he was great and helped with everything. It was overall very fun and I can’t wait to go again!
Liam Krass
18:19 03 Apr 19
My son and I had an awesome afternoon with Captain Garrett! He always made sure we had a rod in hand and if he hooked one passed it off to me to catch. We caught about 25 between snook and lady fish with my son catching the most, but I caught the biggest! Highly recommend them and will definitely be back again.
Michele Dhilly
01:15 03 Apr 19
I fish a lot on the East Coast of Florida. I was in town for reggae rise up and found these guys it made my reggae Festival even more epic. I caught over 20 snook in the morning from 18 to 28 inches long. My captain was great!! “ Garrett “ Born and raised in the area great personality cannot say enough about this young man and his skills.
Albert Steiginga
20:15 18 Mar 19
Captain Matt was great, he's very personable and super willing to educate you on fishing. His boats are well maintained and spotless. His gear is top notch and he works his butt off to get you on fish. I caught about 10 snook plus a grouper and lady fish on my afternoon charter. Highly recommend and I hope to get out with Captain Matt if I ever make it back to St. Petersburg.
Jim Punzenberger
01:12 18 Mar 19
Best day ever! Captain Matt took our crew of 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 pre-teens out for the day. He found a perfect spot inshore where we caught a ton of fish and watched the dolphins swim around us. Then we went out into the bay and he landed us another spot with lots of actions. We caught enough fish to feed us all for dinner that night. He even cleaned and filleted them for us. This experience made our trip complete. Would highly recommend Yachtfish for their knowledge and professionalism. Hope to do this again the next time we are in Florida.
Victoria Schultz
13:53 12 Mar 19
Extreamly professional and fun, Captain Matt and crew execute the best fishing experience! The boat is beautiful and the waters are breathtaking. Highly highly recommend !
Welly Juhl
13:16 04 Mar 19
YACHTFISH CHARTERS Fantastic Experience. My son and I went on a six hour charter with Captain Matt ( the owner ) . We landed 5 different species of fish. Matt was very professional and fun to be with . He truly know the waters and fish . Service was fantastic, and he does it in a calm professional manner. We would encourage anyone to use YACHTFISH. Fred Schmidt, Summit N.J.
Fred Schmidt
20:41 01 Mar 19
Fishing with captain Matt was an awesome time. He put us on fish with ease and it was a super chill environment. Had a great time and 10/10 would do it again
Mark Pfeiffer
18:25 25 Feb 19
We went out on 2/17/2019 with Captain Pat. The only thing I could possibly complain about is that it took a full 30 seconds to catch our first fish.......After spending the morning with Captain Pat I feel the next time I fish with him he can improve on that time. THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME!!! It was an amazing time FULL of catching. We did very little fishing. His awareness of the fishing from the where to, to the how to, is nothing short of amazing. I feel I am an experienced fisherman that can catch fish anywhere, but there is a reason Captain Pat is a professional. The entire staff was professional and courteous, the equipment was top of the line and the overall experience was worth every dollar spent. This will go down as the absolute best family fishing trip we have ever had....It was so full of action that my son and I had the chance to catch two Snook at the same time creating the opportunity for us to take a father son picture and safely release both beautiful fish. Thank you Captain Pat!!!!!!!
James Gazzola
13:27 22 Feb 19
Captain Patrick got us on the fish! An awesome time catching, great company with a personable and knowledgeable guide. Thankful for a great time and will DEFINITELY plan another trip with him!
Mona Tomlin
22:00 27 Jan 19
My wife and I happened across Capt. Matt during our anniversary. Fishing was not on the agenda but we figured we'd splurge on a little private charter. I am a local fisherman and have been fishing the Tampa Bay Area for over 30 years, so I am not the easiest person to please on a fishing trip. Captain Matt's intimate knowledge of the local waters was very evident as it did not take him long to put us on the fish. What was most impressive was his level of attentiveness. He kept our hooks baited and lines in the water at all times. We caught plenty of fish, Matt cleaned them soon as we docked, and enjoyed an awesome fish dinner right at the local restaurant on the dock. Amazing day, awesome experience!!!
Aaron Berry
03:17 17 Jan 19
Captain Matt was great. Left 15 mins before scheduled time, caught plenty of fish (my wife schooled me, hooking up way more often than I did). Thanks for the good time, will be back to schedule a corporate event soon.
Michael Olshove
16:45 03 Jan 19
Captain Garrett was great during our inshore half day fishing trip! He put us on fish right away and by the time the trip was over we caught 70 fish of over 8 different species. We will definitely be back to fish with Captain Garrett again. 5 stars highly recommend!!
Robert Woodworth
17:46 18 Dec 18
Definitely recommended booking these guys. Caught a ton, overall fantastic experience. I should also mention a cold front came in the night before so we didn’t have high expectations, however we started hooking up trout within a few minutes of stopping at our first spot. Those that were on the water didn’t look to be catching much compared to us. Will definitely book again next time in St Pete.
Gavin Stefanski
19:45 30 Nov 18
Our family had the best time. This was our 1st time ever deep sea fishing. Matt was just great. We had an amazing catch! I definitely recommend YACHTFISH fishing charters! thanks
Robert Anderson
12:45 27 Nov 18
We had the most amazing day fishing with Captain Matt! When we were looking for a fishing trip it was important to us that the entire family could be active and involved in the fishing. The trip did not disappoint in the least!!! There was excitement, tons of laughs, total moments of awe with the nature of the ocean. Our kids woke up the next day ready to go again! We will definitely go again!
Gail Tucker
17:42 20 Nov 18
Our group was in town for business and the snook fishing trip was a great way to cap it off. We caught some big snooks! Everyone had a great experience and plan to do this again next time we are in town for work. The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely, recommend this to anyone in town for work or pleasure!
Robert Southerland
04:31 13 Nov 18
Captain Matt was awesome, he was informative on all the questions we had prior and during our adventure. He's a very people person talks like he's known you for a long time, not just another boring captain we have encountered in the past. We will definitely be back again in the future.
Roy Ezell
05:49 04 Nov 18
We had captain Garret (who I just realized was cool enough to let me call him Gary 🤦🏼‍♀️ Haha) He was the best! He knew great fishing spots and was extremely knowledgeable. The best part was I loved how excited he got about fishing! I’m so happy we got to go out with him he definitely made our trip memorable. If your going to pick a charter this one is more than worth it!
Heather Watland
22:35 29 Oct 18
Captain Matt and team are top notch. They put us on fish all day.Great day on the water.
Joshua Campbell
11:24 26 Oct 18
WOW!!!! This trip was such a thrill. Captain Matt was amazing. He took us quickly out to a great spot and got our poles in the water. We had so much fun catching our limit of some beautiful mackerel and my grandson even caught a shark. This is the first time in my life I have ever walked away from a fishing trip having never baited a hook. Captain Matt took care of everything with such proficiency it was astonishing. I would definitely recommend YACHTFISH Fishing Charters for your group!
Austin Schindler
05:04 25 Oct 18
Wow! Yhatfish did not disappoint. I had so much fun going inshore and offshore fishing with Yhatfish during my stay in St. Petersburg. Matt and crew are very knowledgable, and they provided a safe and fun experience. It was my first time in St. Petersburg, and it was nice to learn about the town and the different types of fish that inhabit the waters there. Whether you want to go with your friends or take your family... I promise you will not be disappointed. You can't step on a Yhatfish charter and not have fun. I still daydream of the fresh tuna we caught. Some of the best I ever had in my life! I promise you will have a good time fishing with Yhatfish! No other charter even compares.
paiton matyas
00:17 15 Oct 18
We highly recommend Yachtfish Fishing Charters. Captain Matt donated a fishing trip to our silent auction and is a constant supporter of our rescue. His fishing trips are always excited and fun. Captain Matt is very knowledge and makes sure everyone has a memorable fishing experience. Mastiff Rescue of Fl 🐾🐾🐾🐾
Mastiff Rescue of FL
13:28 14 Oct 18
Had the best experience ever!!!! Great time, and they really knew where the fish were! I caught a huge red fish, shark, and some snook! I highly recommend them! Captain Patrick and Nathan rocked!!!! Will do it again very soon 🙂
Jennifer fine
13:06 04 Sep 18
What an amazing experience we had with YACHTFISH Fishing Charters! Captain Matt Douglas made our day a win of epic proportions, we couldn't have asked for any better. We were on a variety fish ALL DAY LONG! We can't wait to do it again, Thank You Very Much!
All Phaze
13:46 18 Aug 18
What Great Trip!- We decided to go on a half day trip in the Bay. Garret, our Captain knew all the local spots. We had experienced and not so experienced friends fishing in our group and everyone caught plenty of fish, it made having fun easy. Garret had us wanting for nothing. I highly recommend this trip.
tom howe
18:04 09 Aug 18
1st time using Yachtfish as charter. Had a great time in the Bay w/ Captain Garett. Even though the bite was slow, he was knowledgeable with the current area and was able to find a spot to get us a couple of keepers. Highly recommend this charter and Captain Garett.
Robbie Baber
12:58 07 Jul 18
Such a fun day fishing with Capt Garrett and Capt Pat. Had our sons (8 & 10) catching fish within minutes. For our first fishing charter this was very memorable. We cauggt trout, snapper, mackerel, catfish and we even caught 2 sharks!! Capt Pat cleaned and gutted our fish and recommended Frescos (walking distance from the charter) to cook our fish for us; which was a delicious and affordable choice. Thank you for a fun day on the bay!!
Sharon Marsh
23:47 03 Jul 18
Went out with Garett and Patrick and had an amazing time. Great captaining kept us out of the weather and fishing the whole time. We got a couple sharks, one about 100 lbs and a great fight... we also got Mackeral, Snapper, Trout and more on some markers and flats. They know the good spots and how to keep the fish excited and biting. Great experience for the family and delicious meal after at the guys recommended restaurant that cooked our catch perfectly! We are 'hooked'. Thanks!
Matthew Marsh
23:35 03 Jul 18
Best fishing trip ever! We went out with Captain Garrett McFall out of St. Pete FL and had a great time. Our two sons (8 and 9) caught lots of fish and learned a ton about the bay.Don't hesitate to book with Yachtfish, you will have a Blast!
Jess Kroening
20:21 02 Jul 18
What an amazing day out deep sea fishing in St. Petersburg with YACHTFISH Fishing Charters! 6 of us enjoyed the day catching our limit in Snapper. We also caught a variety of other fish, including but not limited to Gag Grouper, Cobia, Black Fin Tuna, and Red Grouper. Captain Matt and his mate Gavon were spot on with everything the whole day, they had every angle covered. They quickly put us on the fish and kept us on them all day long, I've never seen anything like it.The boat (a 33' Invincible) and all the equipment were in immaculate condition and noticeably very well maintained. Seeing that I'm fairly new to deep sea fishing, I had a lot of questions to ask throughout the day as I tried to soak in as much knowledge as possible (imagine Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone). Both Gavon and Matt were very patient with me and the two kids in our group, I was probably more difficult than the kids in reality.After our jam-packed day of fishing, we had the pleasure of going over to Frescos which is within walking distance of YACHTFISH's Slip. While we were enjoying some of the Snapper and Grouper that we caught, which was cooked to perfection by the Frescos kitchen, YACHTFISH cleaned and bagged all our fish for us to fill our freezers with. They even took the time to separate the varieties for us which made it easy dividing it all up.This was truly the best fishing charter experience I have ever had in my life. We can't wait to do it again!!!Thank you VERY much Captain Matt & Gavon, you guys rock!
Scott Foley
23:22 28 Jun 18
Yachtfish is stellar! Captain Matt Douglas is very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and always knows where to find fish. He goes out of his way to ensure that his customers have the very best experience. His boats are ultra clean and modern. We are regular customers and highly recommend him.
Anne Elstun
15:18 25 Jun 18
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
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
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
18:29 15 May 18
Great fishing experience! Captain Matt is extremely knowledgeable in his trade - thank you for another wonderful day.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
23:10 28 Dec 17
Was a great time! Well worth the money. Great guys to fish with.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
20:24 24 Mar 17

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Sheepshead are some of my favorite fish to catch in Tampa Bay in the winter months from January to March. As waters temperatures drop during these months as we get back to back cold fronts, we switch gears from flats fishing to fishing for Sheepshead over rocky bottom areas in Tampa Bay. The Sheepshead spawn…


How to catch Hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico

Fishing for Hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico is a lot of fun, especially for those that like to eat fish. Hogfish is one of the best eating fish around and you will see it on the menus in many restaurants throughout Florida. While hogfish are often caught spearfishing, they can also be caught on rod…


Inshore Snook Bite

The inshore Snook bite has been as good as it gets here in Tampa Bay. It is great to see plenty of healthy fish ranging from 18-30 inches along many of the shorelines lining Tampa Bay. We have been targeting them with live scaled sardines under corks. Once you get these fish chummed up into…


Kingfishing in Tampa Bay

The Fall migration of King Mackerel have showed up in full force here in Tampa Bay and the surrounding beaches! Who is ready for some drag screaming action?! Get out and enjoy a day of fishing with YACHTFISH Fishing Charters out of Saint Petersburg! #YACHTFISH #booknow #fishingcharters #kingfish #kingmackerel #saintpetersburg #tampabay #florida #tournaments #competition #fall…


Fall Fishing in Saint Petersburg

Fall weather is finally here and the Inshore Fishing in Saint Petersburg has been incredible the past few weeks. We have been extremely fortunate here in Tampa Bay with our water quality issues going on lately. Upper Tampa Bay has been free of red tide and the fishing has only gotten better for us lately…


St. Petersburg Redfish Fishing

St. Petersburg offers some incredible Redfish Fishing in the next couple of months in the waters of Tampa Bay. We can target Redfish year around in Tampa Bay with September and October being two of my favorite months to fish for the big over slot Redfish on the shallow flats of Tampa Bay. These fish…