FLORIDA OFFSHORE FISHING CHARTERS
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Year-round fishing adventures
Get ready for a rod-bending, adrenaline-pumping experience on a Florida offshore fishing charter. Tampa Bay’s year-round warm weather and warm waters make for one of Florida’s hottest fishing destinations 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 Gulf wrecks, and you can usually pick up an early morning cobia around one of the buoys or markers.
Miss Pass-A-Grille Party Boat
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 triggerfish, red group, gag grouper, 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.
Know Before You Go:
We take fishing regulations seriously because we’re committed to conservation. It's important to know and respect the local fishing regulations to help protect and sustain the fisheries. At best, it’s good sportsmanship. At worst, being unfamiliar is a prescription for fines and penalties. We must all do our small part in protecting the fisheries for future generations to come. Please learn more about Florida fishing regulations and how to acquire your fishing license.
FLORIDA OFFSHORE FISHING FAQS
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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,” Captain Harry recounts. “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. Now, 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.
Captain Jesse Mayer
Captain Jesse James Mayer is a second-generation captain born in Key West, Florida, who 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. He focuses on reef and wreck fishing with the use of live baits, light tackle and plenty of chum. Species caught may include grouper, snapper, tuna and amberjacks, along with kingfish, barracudas and sharks.
Captain Mayer is also an avid tournament angler, winning and placing in local kingfish tournaments, along with the Mike Alstott Offshore Tournament. 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!