30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
We are located in sunny Clearwater Beach, Florida, just a few steps away from beautiful Clearwater Beach in the Clearwater Municipal Marina. We offer trolling, bottom fishing and shark fishing offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
We offer 4 hour up to 14 hour fishing trips. From beginners to experienced anglers, we have a trip for everyone. Experience is not required! We have two family-friendly Charter Boats and children are always welcome. Both boats are US Coast Guard licensed and insured for up to 6 people in your own group. We do arrange split groups of 4 as well. Conveniently located west of Tampa Bay and Orlando, we offer some of the best year-round fishing on the West Coast of Florida.
Our fishing charters typically depart at 7am and the afternoon trips depart at 12pm, depending on our schedule.
WHAT TO KNOW FOR THE TRIP
Bring what your group will need to eat and drink for the day. There is a cooler on board filled with ice for your food and drinks or you can bring your own.
When you charter us, all fishing licenses, permits, bait, tackle, rods and ice are included.
We are equipped with modern electronics and radar.
Our boats are equipped with a restroom aboard both boats.
At the end of your fishing trip your Captain will filet and clean your catch, and then ice and bag your filets and we also have ice.
When you return from your fishing trip, your captain will display your fish on our dock for all to see...and that's when the photo session begins! Imagine the stories you will tell your family, friends, children and grandchildren! After all...without pictures, it's just another fish story!
If you plan on taking fish with you, bring a cooler and keep it in your car until you return to the dock. You may also purchase one in the marina shop.
You can have your fish mounted by Gray Taxidermy. Ask your Captain for more details.
We have fun on these boats,
So prepare for a good time!
The "Above Average" and "Above Average 2" are both 30' Island Hopper Charter Boats. Both powered with a 3126 Caterpillar diesel engine. Sporting a 12' beam makes them two of the widest boats in the marina...the wider the better for stability. A large wide open deck, which comfortably accommodates up to 6 people on each boat, provides ample seating and elbow room. Both boats have a modern head with total privacy and all modern electronics including radar.
Our Captains keep our boats very clean and sanitized daily and keep all of the equipment and gear updated. Our boats are clean and bright and ready to go with every group we have on board! We are Coast Guard licensed and insured for up to 6 passengers on each boat and have all required safety equipment on board.
Depending on the season, you will be trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda and Bonito; bottom fishing for Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, White Grunts, Mangrove Snapper or Shark fishing.
For those that love fishing for the sport or don't want to keep all the fish, we do practice catch and release, just let Captain Rich or Captain James know.