Florida Fishing Charters
||Bounty Hunter Florida fishing charters offers
light tackle and flyfishing on the premire saltwater flats and backcountry of Tampa Bay,
St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Boca Grande, and the Tarpon Springs area of Florida. Enjoy a
Florida fishing charter stalking GIANT tarpon, snook, redfish, trout and 20 other Florida
tropical and sub-tropical fish, with IGFA world record breaker and tournament champion
fishing guide, Capt. Robert McCue. From novice to expert, individual to family and groups,
our Florida fishing charters offer enjoyment for all.
Choosing a Florida fishing guide or charter captain is a big decision. This site is designed to make your choice a little easier. We've kept all the bells and whistles off this FAQ page to make down loading fast and answer the questions people most have. For a more in depth look at our services simply follow the links starting at home.
We use the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs area as the hub for our charter services. We act as a "fish nomad" and travel from Homosassa to the north and Boca Grande to the south, depending on where fishing is best for the specie in quest. This luxury also allows us to travel within that range for our guest who are under restricted time restraints and to run our fishing charters where we feel the fishing will be best. Bottom line is---minimum running time... we do all the traveling on our time and before you fishing charter begins
What is Florida flats, backcountry and near shore
kind of boat do you have?
Hardly! While we do specialize in the elite species and sometimes use advance techniques...we fish a many novices. Families, kids and women are more than welcome. We are pleased to offer kind and friendly instruction. A open mind and following a little advice is all that is needed. We use a mild mannered approach, and am one who doesn't use the "barking" program. We are very well established. You catching each and every fish is not as important to us as you having a good time. We do appreciate being recognized for the opportunities we provide. Remember that no matter who or where you choose a fishing charter...nobody wants you to catch fish more than your fishing guide. Some of the elite species are difficult in that, they are very temperamental or very strong. We suggest that when inquiring about a specific target, ask particular questions on what to expect. I get sea sick easy...are your waters often rough?
No. In fact the majority of our fishing is done in less than six feet of water and as shallow as a foot. Our fishing is nearly "weather proof" as we fish mostly protected water. We are rarely out of sight of land. On our coast you need not go miles and miles offshore to catch big fish. Here, big fish live in skinny water. Can I bring my own tackle?
Sure. We suggest that you express your intentions in advance so we can advise you if it is adequate. We provide and feature all top of the line tackle for your use. We take all responsibility during its proper use. We are not responsible for neglect and/ or abuse. All baits, lures and flies are too included. We often employ the use of "white magic" or live scaled sardines when available. The only way we get these crickets is to catch them in a cast net daily. We offer this highly effective bait as a service and is part of your trip. What do we need to bring on our Florida fishing charter?
We suggest you dress accordingly to the Florida fishing conditions.
White cotton shirts seems to be the most comfortable next to supplex nylon (10K, Columbia Wear, Tarpon Wear, etc.).
A long billed cap or a wide rim hat, to reduce glare off your face and the sun on your ears.
Light colored sole, tennis shoes or deck shoes (no flip-flops without non-skid PLEASE).
Sunscreen with a spf of at least 15. We find that the brand "Bull Frog" works best in the marine environment( available in drug stores in Florida).
Cameras and camcorders are welcome.
Food and drink. Our coolers are pre-iced for you. We ask that you bring your nourishment to the boat in bags to condense with the boat's cooler. Beer and wine(or wine coolers) is accepted, intoxication is not. Do we need a Florida fishing license?
No. Everything is covered in the charter fee, except food and drink. Can we keep our catch?
You are welcome to keep whatever you wish under the state of Florida strict guidelines. The guide's limit is not to be counted in the charters "bag limit". Most often...I release the fish that exceed the passenger limit. All tarpon are released except under special circumstances. Under these circumstances, a $51 tarpon tag must be attached to the fish(state statue). We have tags on board and are additional costs to your party. How many people can you accommodate?
We can fish a maximum of three adults on one vessel. We are very comfortable with two. Giant tarpon trips are limited to two anglers. When fly fishing we allow only one person to wave the wand at a time, unless we are fishing outside the boat wading (optional). We can accommodate a party of any size. We do this by the means of multiple boats. Over the past few years this has become a favorite of those engaged in business meetings. We utilize a few hand picked fishing guides as partners. We work very closely together( via vhf radio/cellular phone) to insure equality of guest satisfaction. However, some like to put all the marbles on the table and compete in mini tournaments between the boats. This makes group charters a great time, just remember to take it easy on the boss. Remember Florida fishing charters are business tax write offs, if a little business is conducted on board.
Please feel free to e-mail us, or give us a call toll free. We are pleased to answer any questions about our Florida fishing charters and guide services on an individual basis.
There are so many Florida fishing guides listed on the NET, what should I look for?
The best advise is to use common sense. Beware of claims like:
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