Tampa Bay’s warm weather and warm waters make it a mecca for fishing enthusiasts year-round, with different species heating up the action seasonally. Kingfish make their run through the area just off the beaches twice a year, and you never know when a stray wahoo may hit that trolling line. Grouper, snapper, permit and amberjack love to hang around the hard bottom of artificial reefs and wrecks, and you can usually pick up an early morning cobia around one of the buoys or markers. If you’re ready for a rod bending, adrenaline pumping experience, then get on board for the ultimate offshore fishing trip.
If you plan on making fishing part of your adventure, call early if you’d like to join Captain Harry Connor or Captain Jesse Mayer on an offshore fishing trip. Reservations for charters and the party boat Miss Pass-A-Grill can be made at the Guy Harvey Outfitter Shop at 855.GH.OUTFITTER or 727.329.1408.
Captain Harry Connor
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Captain Harry has spent most of his life either on the water or in the woods. “My dad would take us everywhere as soon as we were ready, which for me was 3 years old. It didn’t matter if it meant chasing grouper and kingfish off the west coast of Florida or sailfish, dolphin and lobster in the Florida Keys, we were always enjoying the great outdoors.
After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi and 18 years of corporate life, Harry started a full time charter business in 2005, Hook Em Harry Charters. Captain Harry has quickly become one of the most requested charter captains in the area.
The “Hook em Harry” is a custom built 26 foot Calcutta cat boat. This is the most comfortable, stable and roomy guide boat in its class. Whether heading offshore for a day of drag screaming action or running the skinny flats inshore, this boat will make you feel as though you never left the dock.
Beginners and pros, young and old, women and children…everyone has a great time fishing with Capt. Harry. Harry truly enjoys sharing his experiences and love for the water. He takes people catching, not just fishing.
Captain Jesse Mayer
Captain Jesse James Mayer is a second generation captain born in Key West FL. He has spent his whole life on and around Florida waters. His boat, a twin engine Conch27 center console is set up for some serious fishing. This long range boat will get you out to your destination quickly with a stable dry ride. Captain Mayer focuses on reef and wreck fishing with the use of live baits, light tackle, and plenty of chum. Some of the species caught may include Grouper, Snapper, Amberjacks and tunas..along with kingfish, barracudas, and sharks.
Captain Mayer is also an avid tournament angler, winning and placing in such tournaments as the Mike Alstott Offshore Tournament, and local Kingfish tournaments. He has made a few appearances on local televisions shows including Reel Animals with captains Billy Nobles and Mike Anderson, and Hooked on Fishing with Captain Bill Miller. Determined and consistent, Captain Jesse will make sure you have a great day on the water!
Miss Pass-A-Grille Group Charter
If you enjoy fishing with a group, Miss Pass-A-Grille can help. Miss Pass-A-Grille is a 51 foot open deck fishing machine, complete with an air-conditioned cabin for comfort on warm summer days. If you’re ready to catch Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Triggerfish, Sea Bass, Mangrove Snapper, or Gray Snapper, and want to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow anglers, this is the trip to book. Half-day and full-day trips are available.