60' Custom Sport Fishing Boat "Floridian"
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Floridian Sportfishing operates out of Bradenton and St Petersburg year round. The boat is operated by Capt George Roux, a 5th generation Floridian, who has been fishing Gulf and Caribbean waters for over 45 years.
The nearly 60' boat is the largest full-time sportfishing vessel operating out of the Tampa Bay area. She cruises at 30 knots (about 35 mph) and has a top speed in excess of 40 kts. In addition to being fast, the boat with it's nearly 18' beam is extremely stable and seldom has to back off the throttles because of sea conditions. When bottom fishing you will be at least 4 feet away from the person next to you.
We do all types of fishing on the "Floridian", from trolling near shore, to Marlin fishing 100+ miles offshore. We do trips from 4 hours, to 4 day blue water trips, and everything in between. Our all trips run for a least 9 hours, an hour longer than the industry standard 8 hours.
Capt. George has fished these waters on a full time basis for over 40 years, and his experience is your guarantee of the best possible catch on any given day.
Give us a call and let us custom design the offshore trip of a lifetime.
Capt. George Roux has USCG 100 ton Masters license, issued 1973, with over 6000 accident free trips on the Gulf and Caribbean. Owner and/or operator of dozens of local charter and party fishing vessels since 1975. Capt. George has also run corporate vessels for Anheuser Busch, Toronto Blue Jays, a prominent Indy car racer, and more.
Capt. George won the prestigious West Coat Billfishing Championship with one of the largest Blue Marlin ever caught in this area. The mount of this monster is on loan to Gators-on-the Pass in Treasure Island, prominently displayed on their wall He has also won or placed in many tournaments in Florida, The Bahamas, Cuba, and the Turks & Caicos.