Big Daddy SportFishing

Capt. James Pollard Saint Petersburg, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

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!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

6701 34th Street South, Saint Petersburg

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Trips start at $400

4 Trips

1-4 guests

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2009 24' Bay Boat

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 8:30am to 1:30pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Bottled Water and Ice
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private

HALF DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 7:00pm to 12:00am (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 8:30am to 4:30pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Bottled Water and Ice
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private

FULL DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 7:00pm to 3:00am (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Bottled Water and Ice
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Fish Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Pompano
Redfish
Sharks
Sheepshead
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Casting Platform
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • ["Sunscreen and bottled water and ice included"]

Minimum Age

  • All ages welcome

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. James Pollard

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length

24 ft

Year Built

2009

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha 250 SHO

Number of Engines

one

Engine Horsepower

250 HP