Offering Full and Half Day Tampa and Clearwater Fishing Charters

The Tampa sun breaks on the eastern horizon. The morning still has a comfortable coolness to it. Skies are blue.  Waters are calm. The bait well bustles with 400 frisky baits caught just an hour before. Your charter boat is clean as a whistle.  Fishing tackle is rigged and ready. A big Yamaha four stroke engine purrs quietly in the background. Everything is perfect. IT’S TIME TO FISH! Your Tampa fishing charter awaits!

What type of fish will we encounter on our fishing charter?

The Tampa and Clearwater areas have a diverse fish population. As a result, a multitude of fish species may be landed on your Tampa fishing charter. In most cases, light tackle is used to make catching these fish both exciting and entertaining. Included among these species are: Snook, Seatrout, Redfish, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Kingfish, TripleTail and others.

What are your Fishing Charter Rates?

Give Gone Fishing Charters a call. Captain Stewart Ames will advise you on what days are best to fish based on local tides and weather, as well as what species would be available to catch. Also, take the opportunity to inform the captain regarding what's important to you while on the charter. You will then be provided a price based on the experience that you are looking for.

Fishing Charter Equipment


What You’ll Need

There are a few things that you may want to bring along with you to make your fishing day more enjoyable. These include sunscreen, hat, rain-gear, food, drinks (if you’d prefer something other than water or Gatorade), comfortable boat shoes/sandals that you don't mind getting wet, polarized sunglasses and jackets if fishing during our cooler months.

Departure Times and Location

Typical departure time is 8:00 AM however this may vary based on time of year and tides. If a later or earlier departure time will improve fishing opportunities, your captain will communicate this to you in advance of your charter. Unless other arrangements are made, charters will depart from Ozona Fish Camp in quaint, Ozona, Florida. Located on St Joseph’s sound, this marina provides snacks, drinks, and fishing tackle, as well as any other item you’re likely to need for a day on the water. Once back from your fishing trip, you can relax on the patio and enjoy a beautiful Florida sunset with your favorite cold beverage.

Deposits / Payments

A credit card (Master Card or Visa) is required at time of booking to hold your requested fishing date. Nothing is billed to this credit card at that time. Should a customer cancel less than 14 days in advance or the requested fishing trip date however, the credit card on file will be billed $200. Should a customer "no show" on the the day of their fishing trip, the customer will be charged for the full amount of the fishing trip. If a fishing trip is cancelled due to weather or if customer cancels a minimum of fourteen (14) days in advance of charter date, the customer will be charged nothing. Weather cancellations are made at the captain's discretion. Credit Card, check and cash are all acceptable forms of payment. Payment is handled at the conclusion of the fishing trip. Gratuities are appreciated.

Tampa Fishing Charter Gift Certificates

Tampa Fishing Charter Gift Certificate

If you’re looking for a unique and exciting gift for a birthday or other special event, Gone Fishing Charters has gift certificates available. Email me to arrange a fishing charter gift.

"My three sons and I have been fishing with Stewart 6-9 days per year since 2007 and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of those days. We’ve caught seven different species in a single day over the wrecks near shore and gone back inside for Snook and Redfish all in an 8 hour day. If you can fish one day per year or twenty days per year you will find Stewart as ready to catch fish as you are. bryan wilson Tampa snook fishingHe’ll work hard to have bait on the boat when you board in the morning so you’re instantly ready to go fish and he knows where the fish are so you’ll be fishing quickly. I’ve recommended Stewart to all of my guests that fish and all of them enjoyed the experience and look forward to going with him again and thanked me for recommending Stewart. Stewart Ames is a professional guide in every sense of the word and he’ll make certain your day on the water meets your expectations." -Bryan Wilson, Tulsa, OK/Clearwater Beach, FL"
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