Skinny Water Charters

Capt. Craig Lahr Clearwater, FL Incorporated Licensed

Skinny Water Charters have been leading the pack with some of the Clearwater areas absolute best flats fishing charters. We truly know how to fish the area and we have the right equipment, boat, bait, and waterway knowledge to deliver you an amazing fishing charter experience in any scenario.

Captain Craig Lahr will be leading the way as you scour the waters in search of your big-time prize catch. Capt. Craig has been in the fishing business for 38 years, 23 of them being a full-time guide. This experience makes him one of the best charter boat captains in the Clearwater/Tampa Bay area. From 1982 thru 1995 he worked with several different captains on many different vessels. Capt. Craig will guide you along Johns Pass, Reddington Shores, Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Tarpon springs, and all of Tampa Bay’s fishing grounds, providing fishing memories that will last a lifetime.

Your fishing journey stars once you hop aboard the 1970 Custom 22.2ft AquaSport fully equipped with all the latest safety and electronic devises including a Lowrance fishfinder and GPS to make your fishing trip a success. She has a livewell on deck and is can carry up to 3 adults, or 2 children and 2 adults. 

From the shallow grass flats fishing to the bays, our flats fishing charters are among the best in the Tampa, Florida area. Our flats charters include taking one to four persons to areas such as the grass flats, nearshore, backwaters and bays. Our flats fishing experiences include casting with artificial or live bait along with traditional & fly fishing. Our trips also include rods, reels, tackle, a fishing license, and water to keep you hydrated. 

While you are out fishing with us, expect to see a Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, King Mackerel, Shark, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, or a grouper on your hook as you are victoriously pulling it into the boat after a hard-fought battle. 

Ready to have the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Look no further! From catching huge tarpon in the backwaters to reeling beautiful snook on the grass flats, Skinny Water Charters has you covered! Book a trip with us today and discover flats fishing at its finest!

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  Launch Location

198 Seminole Street, Clearwater

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Trips start at $410

3 Trips

1-3 guests

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1970 23' Center Console

150 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Catch And Release Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Adults Only
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

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TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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HALF DAY TRIP

Includes 3 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Captain Craig can take you on a charter from 10 miles out, to the backcountry shallow water, and from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs and Tampa Bay. You will target a variety of species including Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and Sharks depending on where you decide to fish.

We will provide you with all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, baits and a fishing license, and at the end of the trip we will clean your catch.

We are a family friendly charter and welcome children 6 years old and older.  We are wheelchair accessible and welcome all anglers.  

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 7:30am to 1:30pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 3/4 Day, 6 hour trip will give you more time to try for Grouper, Cobia along with Redfish, Snook and other species. We will provide you with all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, baits and a fishing license, and at the end of the trip we will clean your catch. We are a family friendly charter and welcome children 6 years old and older.  We are wheelchair accessible and welcome all anglers. 

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FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 7:30am to 3:30pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On our Full Day, 8 hour trip Captain Craig can take you on a charter from 10 miles out, to the backcountry shallow water, and from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs and Tampa Bay. You will target a variety of species including Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Cobia, Flounder and Sharks depending on where you decide to fish.

We will provide you with all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, baits and a fishing license, and at the end of the trip we will clean your catch.

We are a family friendly charter and welcome children 6 years old and older.  We are wheelchair accessible and welcome all anglers.  

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    Cobia
    Flounder
    Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Permit
    Pompano
    Redfish
    Sharks
    Sheepshead
    Snook
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

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

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Features

    • Cooler

    Facilities

    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Boat Gear

    • Livewell

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Catch And Release Only
    • Children Welcome
    • Adults Only
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

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

    Minimum Age

    • 6

    Fishing Location

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

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Craig Lahr

    Boat Type

    Center Console

    Boat Length

    23

    Year Built

    1970

    Engine Manufacturer

    Mercury

    Number of Engines

    1

    Engine Horsepower

    150 HP

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