Calico Fishing Charters

Master Capt. Nathan Murphy Tampa, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Calico Fishing Charters is a Tampa fishing charter service that offers guided fishing trips for Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, and many more species. Capt. Murphy specializes in personal instruction on light tackle fishing, and because of this, he will only charter 1-2 people per trip. With Capt. Murphy you will explore the Tampa Bay area, and have a blast catching fish.

Capt. Murphy will provide a great day on the water with the finest equipment and gear. You should plan on bringing rain gear, polarized glasses, hat or visor, sunscreen, and plenty of food and drinks. Capt. Murphy will provide a cooler with plenty of ice.

Please remember that it does get very HOT fishing in summer in Florida – so also be sure to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. In the winter you’ll want to wear layers; a light jacket is perfect for the quick boat ride to the fishing grounds and wind chill.

Calico Fishing Charters offers half day (4-hours) and full day (6-hours) fishing trips for two anglers. When you climb aboard Capt. Murphy’s 18 ft. Center Console you’ll see that there is a casting platform, poling platform, and live well. There is also Safety Gear Certified by the United States Coast Guard (including life jackets and First-Aid Equipment if needed).

Inshore Fishing in Tampa is a great way to spend your day. We can fish Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, or Tampa Bay and reel in some great catch! There is so much coastline, and many fish species to target, any time on the water is a great day!

Fishing for over 37 years, Capt. Murphy has fished from Alaska to the Caribbean and everywhere in between. Even when he’s not fishing with customers, he’s still on the water scouting the fishing spots. Whether you want to sit back and relax with your line in the water, or fish hard for a certain species, Capt. Murphy will make sure you have a great day of fishing!

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

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  Launch Location

5108 West Gandy Boulevard, Tampa

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Trips start at $400

2 Trips

1-2 guests

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2017 18' Center Console

90 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Inshore/back country/flats with Master Captain Murphy. Light tackle for Snook, Red Fish, Trout, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, or Grouper. Seasons dictate species being caught. 

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private

FULL DAY

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Inshore/back country/flats with Master Captain Murphy. Light tackle for Snook, Red Fish, Trout, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, or Grouper. Seasons dictate species being caught. 

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Fish Species

Cobia
Flounder
Grouper
Mangrove Snapper
Redfish
Sea Bass
Sheepshead
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell
  • Poling Platform

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • 5

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Master Capt. Nathan Murphy

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

18

Year Built

2017

Engine Manufacturer

Evenrude E-Tec

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

90 HP