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!
6701 34th Street South, Saint Petersburg
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2009 24' Bay Boat
250 HP engine(s)
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Capt. James Pollard
Yamaha 250 SHO
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