Flats Fanatic Charters

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My name is Ray Culver and I am owner/operator of Flats Fanatic Charters and a licensed U.S.C.G Captain. As a Florida native and 4th generation Fishing Guide, I have over 20 years of fishing experience. I began fishing professionally on the FLW Redfish Tour at the age of 16 and now fish many large...

My name is Ray Culver and I am owner/operator of Flats Fanatic Charters and a licensed U.S.C.G Captain. As a Florida native and 4th generation Fishing Guide, I have over 20 years of fishing experience. I began fishing professionally on the FLW Redfish Tour at the age of 16 and now fish many large tournaments throughout the entire state of Florida. I was able to learn how to fish the Tampa Bay area in depth while attending University of South Florida six years ago. Since then, I have been sponsored by Salinity Fishing Gear and am a member of Team Shepard Resort.

Tampa Bay provides a unique environment that allows fishermen to catch a variety of fish species without going too far off shore. While cruising on the boat, be sure to enjoy the array of wildlife such as Manatees and Porpoises, as well as migrating birds like Mallards, the Native Heron and Egrets that call Tampa Bay their home. This will provide you with an experience of a lifetime! The type of fish we target will be determined by the time of year. We have a variety of options including fishing the flats, bridges, mangroves or fishing offshore wrecks or artificial reefs. Most of the trips are geared around catching a trophy Snook or Redfish while also targeting other species like Trout, Black Drum, Mackerel, Flounder and Cobia.

During Tarpon season, we are able to catch 75-150 pound tarpon. It is even possible to catch one weighing up to 200 pounds! Catching a Tarpon that size offers a much different experience due to their exhilarating fights lasting up to 2 hours. Because predators migrate with Tarpons, hooking a Hammerhead or Bull Shark is very common as well. If you like a challenge, Tarpon charters are the ones for you.

When weather permits, offshore fishing is a fun and unpredictable experience. Typically the charter runs approximately 15-25 miles offshore where we will catch a variety of fish such as Kingfish, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Mackerel, Scamp Grouper, Hogfish and so many more. You are guaranteed to catch any one of these when fishing on these underwater ledges and hardbottom spots.

Your group of three will have a great time on this St. Petersburg fishing charter! Whether it’s a half-day or full-day fishing excursion that you’re looking for, we can get you on the fish! Book today with Flats Fanatic Charters!

Popular Features:

  • Fishing License Included
  • Fish Cleaning Included
  • Children Welcome
  • Fishing Tackle Included
  • Fishing Trips with Flats Fanatic Charters 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.

  • 9101 Blind Pass Rd St. Pete Beach, FL

    • Amberjack
    • Lesser Amberjack
    • Barracuda
    • Cobia
    • Gag Grouper
    • Goliath Grouper
    • Redfish
    • Mangrove Snapper
    • Snook
    • Spotted Seatrout
    • Tarpon
    • Tripletail
    Your Captain will have you targeting the species biting most frequently on the days leading up to your trip!

Trips:

Half Day Trip

$500.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 3 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details
Half Day Charters are for 4 hours either in the morning or later afternoon, so let the captain know when you want to go. These trips are based on the best possible time to maximize the ability to catch fish. Spend the day working the flats for a variety of fish Which include: Snook, Trout, Redfish.

Full Day Trip

$700.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 3 guests

8:00am - 4:00pm EST (8 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details
During a full day charter, you'll spend 8 hours working both the outgoing and incoming tides. Working the mangroves and flats for game fish. While maximizing the time on the water trying to find a trophy fish.

8 Hour Trip – Tarpon

$900.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 3 guests

8:00am - 4:00pm EST (8 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details
During Tarpon season, we are able to catch 75-150 pound Tarpon. It is even possible to catch one weighing up to 200 pounds! Catching a Tarpon that size offers a much different experience due to their exhilarating fights lasting up to 2 hours. Because predators migrate with Tarpons, hooking a Hammerhead or Bull Shark is very common as well. If you like a challenge, Tarpon charters are the ones for you.

Additional Features:

  • Saftey Equipment

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

  • Gps
  • Fish Finder
  • Price Includes

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

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