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)

The Saltwater Hook Up – Tampa Fishing Charter

Fishing for Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Snook
Capt. Rich Andretta Tampa, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Trips start at $600

5 Trips

3-6 guests

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2007 25' Bay Boat

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Catch And Release Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Welcome to The Saltwater Hook Up fishing charters. Join us on a memorable fishing charter experience. Whether it’s from the waters of the tarpon capital of the world, Boca Grande, or further north to the largest saltwater estuary of Great Tampa Bay waters (St. Petersburg’s, Clearwater, Tampa, Anna Maria, Apollo Beach, Bradenton, Tierra Ceia), we have every waterway covered. Just let us know where you would like to fish, and we will make it happen!

Captain Rich Andretta will be at the helm while you search for trophy catches. Capt. Rich specializes in trophy fishing from the crystal clear waters of inshore fishing to the deep blue offshore waters chasing after the all-mighty Silver King Tarpon, monster Snook, Redfish, Gator Trout, smoking Kingfish, tasty Cobia, prehistoric Tripletail, Sea Permit, and any other big game species that is sought after.

Your fishing charter journey takes place on the custom 25 ft. Marauder Marine Avenger Bay boat powered by a quiet 250hp Suzuki four-stroke outboard. The Avenger 25 is known as “the ultimate bay boat” worldwide for being the number one custom bay boat builder on the Tampa Bay waters along the West Central Coast of Florida. She is equipped with a hard-top t-top tower giving Captain Rich and his anglers a competitive height advantage to stalk and chase down the fish. The t-top tower also provides shade, giving us a place to hide on those hot summer days. The boat is equipped with a 10 ft. blade Power Pole shallow water anchor (allowing us to stealthy get in position without the fish being spooked), a 112lb i pilot Minn Kota trolling motor (to sneak up quietly on the fish), and Raymarine electronics (to safely navigate and find bait/fish on the bottom). She has Bluetooth capabilities to allow you to listen to the music of your choice throughout your trip. 

 

We offer 4, 5, 6, and 10-hour trips that provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, and a fishing license. We will clean and fillet your catches for you to enjoy as a meal after the trip. We practice a variety of fishing techniques including bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, drift fishing, fly fishing, jigging, spinning, trolling, and light tackle fishing. 

We host fishing charters for all types of anglers whether you are a novice or experienced angler.  Captain Rich is a great teacher and will have any angler up to speed in no time! The Saltwater Hook Up host Tampa fishing charters or Boca Grande fishing charters for corporate and business events as well. There is no job big enough that we can’t handle. Fishing charters are also a great way to spend a family day that every angler will never forget. Don’t miss out! Book a trip with us today!

Availability

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NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

TARPON FISHING CHARTER FULL

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 5:00pm (10 hours)

50% if customer cancels 24 hours in advance

USD $1600

REEL DEAL $

USD $1600

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests
+$50  $ per additional guest, Max 4 guests

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Chasing after tarpon, the most sought after game fish in Florida.

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private

HALF DAY INSHORE FISHING 4 HOURS

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

50% if customer cancels 24 hours in advance

USD $600

REEL DEAL $

USD $600

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests
+$50  $ per additional guest, Max 6 guests

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Chasing trophy snook redfish trout and more!

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private

INSHORE 3/4 DAY 5 HOURS FISHING

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

50% if customer cancels 24 hours in advance

USD $700

REEL DEAL $

USD $700

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests
+$50  $ per additional guest, Max 6 guests

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Chasing after inshore game prized species, snook redfish trout and more!

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private

COBIA AND TRIPLE TAIL

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

50% if customer cancels 24 hours in advance

USD $800

REEL DEAL $

USD $800

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests
+$50  $ per additional guest, Max 6 guests

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Chasing after prized game fish, triple tail and cobra

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private

TARPON FISHING CHARTER HALF

Includes 3 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

50% if customer cancels 24 hours in advance

USD $1200

REEL DEAL $

USD $1200

Includes 3 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests
+$75  $ per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Check Availability

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Chasing after tarpon, the most sought after game fish in Florida.

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Fish Species

African Pompano
Amberjack
Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Black Seabass
Blackfin Tuna
Cobia
Cubera Snapper
Flounder
Grouper
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Lesser Amberjack
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Permit
Pompano
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Sailfish
Shad
Sharks
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tuna
Wahoo
Yellowfin Grouper
Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

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

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Facilities

  • Flybridge

Boat Gear

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

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Catch And Release Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

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

Fishing Location

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

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Rich Andretta

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length

25 ft

Year Built

2007

Engine Manufacturer

Suzuki

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

250 HP