Tampa Bay is the largest open-water estuary in Florida. Fresh water from four main rivers flows into Tampa Bay, creating a rich habitat for a variety of animals. From sight fishing on grass flats for spotted trout to channel cuts for reds, you’ll find fish just waiting to take your fly, and the tarpon fishing is nothing short of phenomenal.
If you’d like to join C.A. Richardson for an inshore light-tackle experience, call the Guy Harvey Outfitter Shop at 855.GH.OUTFITTER or 727.329.1408.
Captain C.A. Richardson
Capt. C.A. Richardson has lived and fished in Tampa Bay for over forty years where he honed his fly & light tackle angling skills on the beaches and inshore flats of his home waters. He’s also a seasoned professional angler who’s competed from North Carolina all away around the Gulf coast to South Texas in the ESPN Redfish Cup, PTTS, & FLW Redfish Series. In 2001, he started his popular “Flats Class” inshore fishing school to compliment his emerging Flats Class Charter business. This popular inshore fishing school still travels around the southeast educating anglers today through C.A.’s unique power-point presentation and varied experience as a long-time guide and former competitive touring angler.
A few years later in 2007, Flats Class TV debuted on the national outdoor networks scene with the help of Forrest Fox Productions & accomplished camera pro Dan Larson. Flats Class TV was an instant hit with anglers eager to learn lessons from the pros and improve their angling skill! Since the unveiling of Flats Class TV six years ago, it has been nominated multiple times for “Best Saltwater TV Series” and has won two outdoor television industry awards. In addition to being recognized as the consummate host of FCTV, C.A. has gained the reputation over the years as the “inshore guide and fishing coach” to hire when it comes to light tackle & fly techniques. In fact, he still spends over 200 days a year guiding clients to trophy fish and filming episodes of Flats Class TV!
Capt. C.A. Richardson is proud to be a member of 6 national pro-staff teams and is a Hell’s Bay Boatworks endorsed guide for west central Florida.