Fintastic Fishing Charters

Details

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User:
Captain Steve Papen
Location:
Madeira Beach, FL
United States United States
Contact Name:
Captain Steve Papen
Address:
215 128 Ave. East
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Description:

Florida Offshore Fishing Adventure. Grouper, Tuna, Amberjack, Dolphin, Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Sharks, Tarpon.

Charters Leave Out Of John's Pass In Madeira Beach Florida. Just West of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Fintastic Fishing Charters Offers Great Offshore Fishing, One Of The Finest Charter Boats On The Gulf Coast.

Home of the original “GROUPER GUARANTEE”
“Hello everyone, Capt. Steve here. If you are looking for an arm burning, drag screaming, knock down, drag out, good trip, then, give us a try. We specialize in bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper and Amberjack. It is very common to get our limit on the 8 hr trips. We target smaller, private coral outcroppings and breaks. In most cases you are getting bit before your bait even hits the bottom, as these spots only get fished when we are over them.

We also target many different species of Pelagics that frequent the area. These species include Cobia, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi- Mahi, and even Sailfish. We target these fish with LIVE Bait only. Trolling lures is fun, but live baits draw incredible, aerial strikes that are sure to get your adrenaline going.

My golden rule when taking people fishing, has always been, give the customer exactly what they want, because I want you to come back and fish with us again next time you get the itch. So I make this Guarantee…
If we do not have legal
GROUPER IN THE BOX WHEN WE HIT THE DOCK, YOUR TRIP IS FREE.

Guarantee applies to any trip of 8hrs. (full day) or more.

Amenities:
Bait & Tackle, Coolers and ice, Fish Filleting, Fishing License, Instruction, Rods, Safety Gear
Experience:

Captain Steve Has Been Fishing These Waters For Over 24 Years!

Being A State Certified Charter Captain, Captain Steve Takes His Job Seriously.


Deep Sea Fishing is enjoyed most with one of the best Florida Charter Captains on the West Coast of Florida.

What to bring:

A Good Additude, Appropriate Clothing, Beverages, Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Food Supplies, Hat, Lunch, Non-Marking Sole Shoes, Raingear, Sunglasses, Sunscreen

Boat & Equipment Info

FINTASTIC
Boat Name:
FINTASTIC
Length:
29 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
SeaVee

Crew Members

Name:
Steve Papen
Title:
Captain/Owner
Phone:
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Email:
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Biography:
727-319-0846

Fishing Spots

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Gulf of Mexico (FL) Gulf of Mexico

Clearwater, FL
United States United States

Fishing Reports

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 08.21.12

  What's hot- Grouper fishing in most depths has been very consistent. The shallower depths between 40 and 90 feet has been holding good numbers of nice Gag Grouper. Concentrate on ledges and make sure to have plenty of frisky, live baits.   Red grouper are thicker than ever in depths of 100 to 180 feet, with some trips getting their limit on one or two stops. Both live and frozen baits have been producing equally.    Mangrove Snapper...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 05.08.12

Bottom fishing offshore in depths of 120-150 feet has been pretty easy.  Red Grouper have been the main target on all of our trips, they are stacked on every roll-off and pothole in these depths and are ready to eat. Typically the larger fish will be the first ones to eat and as the bite progresses the fish will usually get smaller, until you catch a non legal size fish.  The biggest problem when fishing these depths is those pesky Red Snapper.  We have caught at least one tr...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 04.04.12

Deepwater- Spring is officially here and with it comes many Pelagic species that make their way through our offshore waters on their northerly migration.  King Mackerel have taken center stage for the inshore fishery and will continue to do so for the next couple of months. In the deeper waters other species such as Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo and Sailfish have started their move into the bait rich areas off the coast.  There are many different websites online that will assist anglers i...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 03.29.11

This week we have been working large schools of bait that have taken residence on the beach, in search of King Mackerel. These bait pods are the start of the food chain. They will be found as far out as 20 feet of water up and down the beach from Clearwater south to Pass-a-Grill. We have been running offshore to fill the well with larger baits like blue runners, and cigar minnows. Then coming back to the shallower water and slow trolling around these bait pods. While slow trolling you want to...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 08.17.10

What’s Hot- These past few weeks have offered a bounty of different species from our local waters. Trips to depths of 75-90 feet of water are still producing quality Gag Grouper and Red Grouper. Usually this time of the year the waters in these depths are so warm that the fish actually migrate offshore in search of cooler waters. This year is quite different. Divers are reporting a strong thermocline and much cooler water temps. on the bottom than on the surface, so the fish still think...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 11.04.09

What’s Hot November means the fall migration of king mackerel is in full swing. These fish will make their way to the temperate waters to our south for the winter. Look for the smaller kings, or as they are commonly called “snakes”, to be roaming near shore wrecks and reefs inside 60 feet of water, in good numbers. The larger, more dominant fish will be on the beach or even inside Tampa bay. Tactics- Targeting king mackerel can be somewhat confusing. There are many differ...

Fish

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Barracuda, Great (Sphyraena barracuda)

104
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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

117
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Dolphinfish, Common (Coryphaena hippurus)

169
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Dolphinfish, Pompano (Coryphaena equisetis)

64
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Grouper, Black (Mycteroperca bonaci)

153
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Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)

167
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Grouper, Goliath (Epinephelus itajara)

69
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Grouper, Red (Epinephelus morio)

137
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Ladyfish (Elops saurus)

106
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Little Tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus)

93
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Mackerel, King (Scomberomorous cavalla)

149
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Mackerel, Spanish (Scomberomorous maculatus)

249
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Marlin, Blue (Makaira nigricans)

98
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Shark, Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus)

82
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Shark, Bull (Carcharhinus leucas)

88
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Shark, Porbeagle (Lamna nasus)

5
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Shark, Sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

68
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Shark, Thresher (Alopias vulpinus)

32
Graysnapper2

Snapper, Gray (Lutjanus griseus)

131
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Snapper, Mutton (Lutjanus analis)

126
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Snapper, Red (Lutjanus campechanus)

97
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Snapper, Yellowtail (Ocyurus chrysurus)

81
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Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

232
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Tuna, Blackfin (Thunnus atlanticus)

51
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Tuna, Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

104
Wahoo

Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)

122

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