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Nice redfish caught on fishing charter near TampaThank you for considering Gettin' It Wet Saltwater Fishing Charters for your next Tampa area fishing charter. Owned and operated by Tampa fishing guide, Capt. Tony White, we specialize in quality "turnkey" fishing adventures. When we say "turnkey" we're talking no hassle fishing the whole family can enjoy. Capt. Tony will provide you with everything you need to have a successful day on the water. Your job is to show up and have fun, Capt. Tony takes care of the rest. So whether you're a novice who's never fished before or a lifelong fishing fanatic, Capt. Tony offers a trip thats right for you.

Tampa offers a variety of fishing opportunities, which allow us to customize each trip according to what's biting, the weather conditions, and the desires and skill level of the customer. If we fish the protected waters of the inter coastal waterway you'll be fishing shallow grass flats for redfish, sea trout, and snook, just to name a few. If it's tarpon or kingfish you're looking, then fishing just offshore of Tampa's many beaches is the way to go. Last but not least is Tampa Bay, which offers not only redfish, snook, and sea trout, but other seasonal species such as gag grouper and snapper. Each of these fantastic fishing opportunities is only a short boat ride away from the dock, so you won't spend half your trip getting to the fish, which means more fishing time. A multitude of fishing opportunities and maximized fishing time increases your chance of catching that fish of a lifetime.

Your Captain

Clearwater and Tampa Fishing Guide, Captain Tony WhiteOwned and operated by Capt. Tony White, Getting' It Wet Saltwater Fishing Charters offers 1/2 day guided fishing trips on the beautiful scenic waters of the Clearwater/St. Pete/Tampa Bay. Captain Tony White is a U.S. Coast Guard certified 100 Ton Master Captain with Towing Endorsements, fully licensed and insured. He's a member (in good standing) of The Florida Guides Association and the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida. Originally from Georgia, Capt. Tony started making trips at an early age to enjoy the world of saltwater fishing and soak up as much knowledge as possible. Finally fulfilling a life-long dream of living and fishing full-time in Florida, Capt. Tony relocated and has been fishing mostly in West Central Florida, as well as the Florida Keys (as often as possible) for the past 15 years.

The Boat

Great day of fishing with Clearwater fishing guideCurrently running a Key Largo 160 with Yamaha 2-stroke power. The vessel is at home navigating skinny water in search of snook, redfish, and sea trout. She's also very capable of running the deeper waters of Tampa Bay shipping channel, Skyway Bridge and near-shore Gulf of Mexico in pursuit of kingfish, tarpon, grouper and snapper. Outfitted with (2) VHF radios, Lowrance GPS/Chartplotter, compass and all required safety gear for complete U.S. Coast Guard safety compliance, you'll find the vessel to be safe, comfortable, and capable of handling a wide variety fishing conditions.

Fishing Report

I have been spending a lot of time lately in the Clearwater Beach area, therefore, that's where this report will be focused on. The Snook bite is still rocking along, mostly around Clearwater Pass with some fast moving water (the better tide changes) and I am still seeing some action around some of the mangrove stands that are in close proximity to Clearwater Pass. I am finding that fat live shrimp and larger white bait are gettin' the job done! Moving away from Clearwater Pass, my next favorite place is seeking out the deeper holes of some of the area flats. I am throwing live shrimp under a popping cork and also working soft plastics (such as Mirro-Lure) on a light jig head, which has been gaining a lot of attention from the area's Speckled Sea Trout. With the water temps still being so warm, a well placed cast and a SLOW retrieve are imperative! If you are interested in booking a Clearwater or Ft. Desoto trip with me, please check out my online booking system located on this site and get your day on the calendar! As we are coming into the fall season shortly, remember that's some of this areas very best fishing time! Hope to see ya soon! Until next time friends, TIGHT LINES!!

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