Frequently Asked Questions

What type of fishing do you offer?

Capt. Clay runs tarpon fishing charters from May through July each year. His other guides run inshore and offshore fishing charters in the Tampa Bay area year ’round.

Will you teach me how to fish the area?

Absolutely! Teaching you the area waters and how to fish them is one of my greatest joys.

Where will we fish?

Depending on the the type of fishing charter you choose and the time of year that you schedule your charter, we may fish grass flats, creeks, rivers, beaches, offshore, or even residential canals.

Will we use up quality fishing time trying to catch bait?

No. If you choose to go with us to catch bait, this is “free time” on the water for you and will not count towards your charter.

Can you handle large groups?

Yes we can. With our network of skilled, qualified, licensed, and insured captains, we can accommodate almost any size group. We can even organize your own private fishing tournament. Call us for details.

What is provided?

  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Tackle
  • Rods/Reels.
  • All Fishing Licenses and Stamps
  • Cooler with Ice
  • Cleaned and bagged fish (when certain species are in season)

What should I bring?

  • Hat
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and Drinks
  • Appropriate Clothing (check weather forecast the night before the charter)
  • A Happy You

Is there anything we're not allowed to bring?

Yes! Spray-on sunscreen and BANANAS. Spray-on sunscreen turns the boat yellow and I will explain about the bananas during your charter.

Are there any rules on your boat?

  • Beer is okay
  • Liquor is not okay
  • Intoxication is not okay
  • Illegal Substances are not okay
  • No GPS or locations devices
  • No cowboy boots or other shoes that have soles that can mark the boat
  • Absolutely NO spray-on sunscreen

What should we wear?

Most of the year, wear light clothing. Shorts, t-shirts, sandals, hats, and sunglasses. In the winter, bring a jacket and long pants may be necessary.

Can we get drunk on your charter?

Your safety is our main concern. A few drinks are fine. However, if you start stumbling on the boat due to alcohol, the charter is over.

if I do something ``wrong`` on the boat, are you going to yell at me?

No! We want you to have a great day and getting yelled at is not part of that equation. Unless it is apparent that you are intentionally causing problems, you have nothing to worry about.

When should we arrive for our fishing charter?

At least 15 minutes ahead of your pickup time.

Should I bring a cooler on the boat?

No. the boat will have a cooler for your drinks and snacks. But, bring a cooler to leave in your vehicle if you are thinking of taking fish home to eat.

Do you take a deposit?

Yes. A $100 deposit, per boat, per day, is required to secure your date. We only accept credit cards for deposits. Final payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card.