Big Daddy SportFishing | Saint Petersburg, FL | FishAnywhere

Big Daddy SportFishing

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My name is Captain James Pollard and I’ve been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay since 1994. I was a very competitive tournament fisherman. What I enjoy most about fishing is teaching people how/what to look for while fishing. Seeing people’s reaction to landing a fish after a good fight is pri...

My name is Captain James Pollard and I’ve been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay since 1994. I was a very competitive tournament fisherman. What I enjoy most about fishing is teaching people how/what to look for while fishing. Seeing people’s reaction to landing a fish after a good fight is priceless to me! It’s about having fun and making memories on the water. Big Daddy Sportfishing specializes in inshore/nearshore St. Petersburg fishing charters. I teach anglers of all ages the value of adventure when chasing Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Kingfish, and Sharks. I’m a USCG Licensed Master Captain in the Pinellas, Tampa Bay area in St. Petersburg, Florida. There is no better location than the Tampa Bay area for your perfect fishing adventure! Your group of four can fish comfortably from our 24 ft. Bay Boat. With a 250 HP Yamaha engine we get to the fishing grounds in a quick and dry ride. All Safety Gear is Checked and Certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Big Daddy Sportfishing is known for our flexibility and experience. We offer many different St. Petersburg fishing charter options for you and your family – from flats fishing to offshore in the Gulf of Mexico – we will find the bite and get those rods bending! The great thing about fishing in Tampa Bay – is the year round opportunities! We can get your group catching multiple fish every month of the year! We chase the fish by sight casting plugs or live bait, or trolling. Join us for an unforgettable day of tournament-style fishing and make sure to bring your camera! You’ll also want to wear sunscreen and sunglasses (polarized are best) and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. All your gear is provided, as well as fishing licenses for all anglers. Whether you are looking to take out the kids, impress a new client, or catch your first billfish, we can match you with the ideal trip! Book your next private fishing charter today with Big Daddy Sportfishing today!

Popular Features:

  • Fishing License Included
  • Fish Cleaning Included
  • Children Welcome
  • Fishing Tackle Included
  • First Mate
  • Fishing Trips with Big Daddy SportFishing start at: $500.00

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  • Your Captain will provide:

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle

    You’ll need to bring drinks (no glass bottles), snacks, weather appropriate clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

  • Weather cancellations are at your Captain’s discretion, your safety is their number one priority! You will receive a refund for any weather cancellation, or you can choose to reschedule your trip for a different date.

  • 6701 34th Street South Saint Petersburg, FL

    • Black Drum
    • Cobia
    • King Mackerel
    • Redfish
    • Sharks
    • Snook
    • Spanish Mackerel
    • Tarpon
    • Tripletail
    Your Captain will have you targeting the species biting most frequently on the days leading up to your trip!

Trips:

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Half Day Trip (PM)

$500.00

Includes 4 guests

7:00pm - 11:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fishing in Tampa Bay offers you a wide variety of species to target including Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Sharks, Speckled Trout, and more.

Half Day Trip (AM)

$500.00

Includes 4 guests

8:30am - 12:30pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fishing in Tampa Bay offers you a wide variety of species to target including Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Sharks, Speckled Trout, and more.

Full Day Trip

$650.00

Includes 4 guests

8:30am - 2:30pm EST (6 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fishing in Tampa Bay offers you a wide variety of species to target including Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Sharks, Speckled Trout, and more.

Full Day Trip (PM)

$650.00

Includes 4 guests

7:00pm - 1:00am EST (6 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fishing in Tampa Bay offers you a wide variety of species to target including Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Sharks, Speckled Trout, and more.
Customer Reviews
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Half Day Trip (PM)
This trip was absolutely amazing! Let me start by saying that we were told by many folks to save our money and do something else, with it being a red tide, so we were a little worried in receiving this advice. I’m glad we stuck with our guts, as we caught so many fish, and our two sons (one turned 8 the day of the trip, the other is 3), had an absolute blast catching fish. Jim was great, very fun personality, and worked great with the boys. Our 8 year old was insistent that we take him fishing again when we get back home. I think it speaks volumes about the trip and Captain Jim when a child’s experience is so rich that he is left with the desire to do it again, soon! I would recommend Big Daddy’s and more importantly, Captain Jim, to anyone looking for a wonderful trip with family, friends, and loved ones, a trip that renders nothing less than awe at a beautiful creation, created by the word of God.
This trip was absolutely amazing! Let me start by saying that we were told by many folks to save our money and do something else, with it being a red tide, so we were a little worried in receiving this advice. I’m glad we stuck with our guts, as we caught so many fish, and our two sons (one turned 8 the day of the trip, the other is 3), had an absolute blast catching fish. Jim was great, very fun personality, and worked great with the boys. Our 8 year old was insistent that we take him fishing again when we get back home. I think it speaks volumes about the trip and Captain Jim when a child’s experience is so rich that he is left with the desire to do it again, soon! I would recommend Big Daddy’s and more importantly, Captain Jim, to anyone looking for a wonderful trip with family, friends, and loved ones, a trip that renders nothing less than awe at a beautiful creation, created by the word of God.
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Half Day Trip (AM)
We’ve fished with Big Daddy before and certainly will again. Even in these strange and challenging red tide conditions, Captain Pollard still put us on the fish! And it’s always nice to have conversations with him too. He has quite a bit of knowledge about the area and history, wildlife, sea life. It’s a great bonus to go along with his fishing skills. Support your local fishermen folks! There’s still plenty of good fishing to be done, even in these challenging conditions.
We’ve fished with Big Daddy before and certainly will again. Even in these strange and challenging red tide conditions, Captain Pollard still put us on the fish! And it’s always nice to have conversations with him too. He has quite a bit of knowledge about the area and history, wildlife, sea life. It’s a great bonus to go along with his fishing skills. Support your local fishermen folks! There’s still plenty of good fishing to be done, even in these challenging conditions.
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Night Fishing Trip
This was our first time ever saltwater fishing, and Captain James introduced us perfectly! We started off a bit slow, but with Captain James’ experience and knowledge of the area our day quickly turned around. We managed to reel in many snook, redfish, snapper, and a catfish, while also spotting a hammerhead shark, dolphins, a stingray, and a jellyfish. I would definitely recommend this trip if this is your first time saltwater fishing!
This was our first time ever saltwater fishing, and Captain James introduced us perfectly! We started off a bit slow, but with Captain James’ experience and knowledge of the area our day quickly turned around. We managed to reel in many snook, redfish, snapper, and a catfish, while also spotting a hammerhead shark, dolphins, a stingray, and a jellyfish. I would definitely recommend this trip if this is your first time saltwater fishing!
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Additional Features:

  • Saftey Equipment

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-aid Equipment
  • Cpr-trained Crew
  • Epirb
  • Flares
  • Vhf Radio
  • Navigation

  • Gps
  • Fish Finder
  • Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh Or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle
  • First Mate

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