Gone Fishing Charters

  • Starting at $600
  • 24'
  • 4-8 hrs
  • 4-6
  • Stewart Ames

About your Trip.

The Tampa, Tampa Bay, and Clearwater areas offer a broad array of incredible fishing charter target species. Your Tampa fishing charter begins fishing along our beautiful, world class beaches for game fish like Snook, whose drag screaming runs and jumps will excite even veteran anglers. If redfish are your primary target, you can pursue these tough battlers out on the Tampa Bay fishing flats, or in tight against the mangroves or other shoreline structure. Speckled sea trout represent our most readily available game fish in Tampa, FL. Trout can be caught most times of the year and often, from late November to early April, in great abundance. During the spring and fall months, near shore fishing,(2 - 9 miles out) offers the opportunity to catch a wide range of species including Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, kingfish, grouper, and others. All of these species can be caught in Tampa and Tampa Bay using artificial lures or live bait.

Gone Fishing Charters prides itself in being fully fishing charter licensed and insured, providing high quality tackle plus a brand new 2019 Sheaffer boat. Fishing is a great sport that can be enjoyed by everyone from kids to adults,and anglers of all skill levels. Fishing charters are not limited to season or location, providing a healthy diversion from daily life. Take time to go fishing, relax, and create fishing trip memories that will last a lifetime!

Go Tampa Fishing Now !
Call me today to reserve your fishing adventure !!

About The Boat

  • Center Console
  • Sheaffer
  • 24'
  • Dry Storage
  • Federal Permits
  • First Aid Kit
  • Livewells
  • Power Poles
  • Safety Equipment
  • Trolling Motor
  • VHF Radio

Amenities and more

  • All Gear Included

    We provide all Tackle, Rods and Gear Needed for your trip.

  • Child Friendly

  • Federally Permitted

  • Fish Cleaning

    We offer cleaning services once returned to dock.

  • Free Water and Ice

    All of our trips include Free Water and Ice for our guests

  • Ice chest and Ice

    We have and Ice chest onboard to help keep your food and drinks cold on a warm sunny day.

  • Weather Protection

About Your Captain

As a friend of mine once said, I feel sorry for anyone who hasn't discovered their passion in life. We all have one inside of us. It's that activity that brings you immense satisfaction. Captain Stewart Ames, Tampa and Clearwater Fishing ChartersAt seven years of age, I was introduced to fishing and knew it would be a part of my life from there forward. Although I fished whenever the opportunity arose, it would be a long time before I would actually become a guide. I went to high school, then college. Next, I held a variety of sales positions that took me to every state in the US. Then, in late 2005, it was time....time to walk away to spend my working hours doing something that I had always really wanted to do...fish. I pulled the plug to pursue my dream...become a fishing guide in the great state of Florida....arguably one of the best states to fish in the entire United States. My intent was to offer the kind of service that I would expect from a top quality, professional, guide. I would cater my trips to the age and skill level of those on my boat to maximize my customer’s enjoyment. Most importantly, I would let my passion and intensity for catching fish show each and every time on the water. My commitment is to provide all of my customers with this type of experience.

Is a Fishing License Required?

  • No fishing license needed for this trip.

Some FAQ's

At time of booking, your captain will answer any questions you may have about your trip. Typical topics would include cancellation policy, weather, fish to be targeted, bringing young anglers or anglers with special needs etc.

All fishing charters include:

Live bait, when available, caught before the trip begins
All fishing tackle
Fishing license
Bottled water, Gatorade, green tea
Fish cleaning

Targeted Species

  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Gag Grouper
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Kingfish
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Pompano
  • Red Grouper
  • Redfish
  • Sharks
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail
  • Trout

Fishing Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Back Country
  • Flats Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Topwater Fishing

Service Areas

  • Central West
  • Clearwater
  • Dunedin
  • Oldsmar
  • Palm Harbor
  • Tampa


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