Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Flats Fanatic Charters

Fishing for Hogfish, Red Grouper, Lesser Amberjack
Capt. Ray Culver Saint Petersburg, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Trips start at $450

2 Trips

2-3 guests

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2009 22' Bay Boat

200 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome

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!

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HALF DAY

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

100% if customer cancels within 14 days, 50% if within 7 days

USD $450

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USD $450

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

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FULL DAY

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

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

100% if customer cancels within 14 days, 50% if within 7 days

USD $650

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USD $650

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Bonito
Cobia
Grouper
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Lesser Amberjack
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Pompano
Red Grouper
Redfish
Sharks
Sheepshead
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Stingray
Tarpon
Tripletail

Additional Details

Safety Features

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

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Handline
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spearfishing
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome

Price Includes

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

Minimum Age

  • all ages are welcome

Fishing Location

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

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Ray Culver

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length

22 ft pathfinder

Year Built

2009

Engine Manufacturer

200 Yamaha Vmax

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

200 HP