Spring Break Fishing Charters 2019

Spring Break Fishing Charters 2019

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Spring break fishing charters 2019 in Saint Petersburg have been in full effect the past month aboard YACHTFISH Fishing Charters. The inshore fishing has been outstanding lately catching great numbers of Snook, Redfish and Trout in Tampa Bay. These fish are in a transitioning stage from their spring time hide outs to where they will reside all summer long. Once you find them it is not uncommon to catch 30-40 fish in a half day trip. We have also been targeting Kingfish, Sharks and Spanish Mackerel on our nearshore fishing charters with great results. The bite will remain very strong through the spring and summer as the bait migration continues. Farther offshore the Red grouper and Mangrove Snapper bite has been heating up. Also plenty of Amberjack and Blackfin Tuna around the wrecks and springs that can be caught on both live and artificial baits.

Spring Break is Bringing Us Into Tarpon Fishing Season!

Tarpon Season 2019 is right around the corner here in St. Petersburg. We have already started to see them show up in areas of Tampa Bay. Tarpon, affectionately known as Silver Kings, are one of the most popular inshore and nearshore fish in Florida to target during the spring and summer months. They are famous for acrobatic leaps and can jump up to ten feet out of the water while rattling their silver gills. It’s an unbelievable sight to see! Their scales are like silver dollars, and if you’re lucky, sometimes one will end up in the boat as a prized souvenir. The peak season for Tarpon fishing in Tampa Bay will be May through August for these giant silver kings and is booking up fast. Be sure to book well in advance to get the preferred tide and moon phase to make your Tarpon fishing dreams come true. YACHTFISH Fishing Charters out of St. Petersburg can be reached at 727.433.4200 to book your next fishing trip of a lifetime!

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Matt Douglas

Matt Douglas

Captain Matt Douglas is the founder of YACHTFISH and is a licensed United States Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain. Captain Matt grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay and lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 11 years. He has extensive experience in Central America, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Florida. Captain Matt is a tournament-winning captain who has an intense passion for boating, fishing and creating life time memories for his Clients. These passions, combined with his experience, were the catalysts for YACHTFISH. Captain Matt is laser-focused on what he enjoys the most, and knows the best, in Tampa Bay and Costa Rica.
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We had a great time. Captain Jessie was great. He really knew where the fish were
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My grandson is 13 and loves to fish. He took this Charter and had the time of his life. He caught a couple shark Stingray and some good eating fish. It was a lifetime experience for him and he would do it all over again. Pat and Sam took great... read more
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Absolutely Amazing time I’ve been on lots of charters from Alaska to Florida . Captain Patrick and captain Sam worked so hard to get us on fish will Absolutely book again . You can tell they love to fish like fishing with buddy’s
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Captain Nick was awesome!! He went out of his way to make sure my wife and I had a good time
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Took my son on charter while down for spring break. Awesome trip with captain Ethan. What a world class experience. Non stop action and would definitely recommend.
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We had a great inshore trip with Ethan on 3/14/23. We didn’t spend the entire trip driving around and caught fish wherever we were. Personally, I think these trips are best when you have a captain that’s vocal and interactive. One that wants to have... read more
Wayne Webb Avatar
Patrick and Sam were awesome. Got us in the fish in no time. They were more than accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. There were 5 of us on the boat besides them and everyone spent ample time reeling in the fish. Easily caught our limit. Thank again Patrick and Sam.... read more
Steve Lambert Avatar
Had a great day on the water. The boat was first class and offered a smooth ride. Our guide Martin was very knowledgeable and worked hard to get us on some fish.
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We went fishing in Tampa Bay a few days after a major winter storm system. With cold air and water temperatures fishing was a little slow, but Ethan took us to many spots to maximize our opportunities. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and hard working. We ended up catching several... read more
Nathan Wills Avatar
Had a great day on the water. The boat was first class and offered a smooth ride. Our guide Martin was very knowledgeable and worked hard to get us on some fish.
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