Absolute Florida Flats Fishing

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Location:
Holiday, FL
United States United States
Contact Name:
Capt. Rich Knox
Address:
Anclote Village Marina
1029 Baillies Bluff Rd.
Holiday, FL 34691
Description:

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing will guide first time novice to expert fishermen and women as well as families all with a gentle nature, great attitude, 110% effort for trophy tarpon, snook, red fish, trout and more with heart pounding excitement, acrobatic leaps and long runs. If you are staying in or near our area of New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater and Tampa, I’m your guide and only up to a 30 minute drive to our marina or launch ramp from the farthest locale! Capt. Rich Knox is a successful Florida Flats Fishing guide for clients. He and his clients have won in multiple inshore flats fishing tournaments with over $290,000 in winnings! Rates are very comparable to all fishing guides in the area and vary depending on the length of trip (half to full day), inshore charter or nearshore charter, and number of persons in your group. Call us and let’s book a fishing memory!

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

Captain Rich Knox has been featured on television channels and networks TNN, Sunshine, OLN Outdoors, NBC Channel 8 Catch of the Day and many local fishing shows. He has been featured in Florida Sportsman Magazine, Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Saltwater Angler, Gulf Coast Angler, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Fisherman magazine, Sportfishing magazine, Masters’ of Snook Book, by famed outdoor writer Frank Sargeant, Suncoast Fisherman’s Guide, cover of Florida’s Best 100 Fishing Spots, as well as numerous radio talk shows and has won more than $290,000 in area flats and tarpon fishing charter tournaments with clients. Absolute Flats and Tarpon Fishing charters with Capt. Rich Knox gives you and your party an excellent, better than average chance to catch your trophy fish year round and getting 110% and 20 years of area knowledge.

ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING AND TARPON FISHING CHARTERS winners of over $290,000 in tournaments.Featured Guide in World Famous Outdoor Writer Frank Sargeant's winner of over 100 published writing awards, &;Masters Book of Snook&Front Cover and Featured Guide in famous outdoor writer of over 12 books, Manny Luftglass &;Gone Fishin...Florida's 100 Best Salt Waters" Full Time / Local Captain/ 20 years /Great Fishing year-roundInshore Flats – Bay – Backcountry – Near Shore Florida Fishing Charters

Member IGFA, Florida Guides Assoc., Gulf Coast Conservation Assoc., National Assoc. of Charter Boat Operators, Snook Fishing Foundation
Inshore Fishing, Clean, Clear, Calm Waters Shallow Water Expert

What to bring:

Appropriate Clothing, Beverages, Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Food Supplies, Hat, Lunch, No glass bottles, Non-Marking Sole Shoes, Raingear, Soft soled shoes , Sunglasses, Sunscreen

Boat & Equipment Info

Length:
19 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Silver King
Length:
25 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Privateer

Crew Members

Name:
Richard Knox
Title:
Owner/Captain
Phone:
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Biography:
800-890-9373 toll free727-808-6688 cell

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Fishing Reports

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 05.20.13

      Tarpon Springs Fishing guide Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports inshore fishing excitement is to be had with water temperatures approaching 80*F, snook fishing, Red-fishing, Trout fishing have all been very good as long as the tide is flowing, if you had a fish fry in mind there are still good sizes Spotted Sea Trout around, sometimes mixed right in with them are snook and red-fish. Inshore flats Fishing from...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 05.13.13

    Tarpon Springs Fishing Guide,  Capt. Rich Knox’s fishing report,  inshore fishing and nearshore fishing waters are teaming with all our favorites at this time, with the cooler spring weather we are experiencing.  Inshore when the wind is almost any direction except West the Big Tarpon are coming through the area very good, you most likely can find them on one side or the other of the barrier islands, best baits have been horse minnow’s,...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 05.02.13

      Tarpon Springs / New Port Richey Fishing Guide,  Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports outstanding Inshore flats fishing on the good tide day’s, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and more are all feeding well on the migratory bait-fish run. Tarpon are showing up on the beach’s up and down the Suncoast, there also on some shallow water spot’s at high tide in the morning hours, stout tackle is needed for these hard fighting fis...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 04.18.13

  Absolute Florida Flats Fishing, Capt. Rich Knox reports Fishing charters out of Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, and Clearwater are producing excellent catches of Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, varieties of Shark and more on the Nearshore Reef and Wreck fishing scene. The Kingfish are all over the map good schools of different sized fish from 20′ to 50′ with the magic water temperature being 72*F. The Artificial reef’s are a great plac...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 04.01.13

  Tarpon Springs fishing guide,  Capt. Rich Knox of  Absolute Florida Flats Fishing, has been running Inshore Fishing Charters for over 20 + yrs. Out of New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater and many other  West Central Florida Gulf Coast locales.  Spring fishing is here to stay,  April will be an outstanding month as the late season Cold fronts should have subsided by now, warmer temperatures will bring the arrival of ma...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 03.25.13

  Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports Fishing Charters out of Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, and Clearwater with longtime fishing guide Capt. Rich Knox, having outstanding success on several Inshore Fishing species, Gator Trout fishing, Redfishing, and Snook fishing are all co-operating well when using fresh caught scaled sardines. Light tackle spinning outfits spooled with 8-10 ultra-cast Berkley braid and a 3-4 ‘ piece of Vanish fluorocarb...

Lake Tarpon Fishing Report 03.13.13

  Tarpon Springs fishing guide Capt. Rich Knox reports inshore flats fishing,  steady Spotted Sea Trout, Red-fishing, Snook and more on the late season cold fronts that have been passing through. Even with water temperatures hitting 60*F the fish are still active enough to have a great day on the water, find protected areas on the high tide of the day and work it well, north facing shorelines also heat up faster as the rising sun beats on them all day, wi...
about 4 years ago (03/06/2013)

Tampa Bay Fishing Report 03.04.13

Tarpon Springs fishing guide Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports excellent spring fishing this week before the impending coldest front of the year! Snook fishing was beginning to happen on a regular basis, along with Red-fish, Spotted Sea Trout and some well received school’s of Pompano on the inshore fishing flats of New Port Richey nearby the Anclote power plant. Whitebait was needed to fool the Snook, select live shrimp was the red-fish trigger, and smalle...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 02.17.13

Tarpon Springs fishing guide,  Capt.Rich Knox reports running several fishing charters on the inshore flats of Tarpon springs to Clearwater and New Port Richey this week.  The beginning of the week was red hot,  just falling off the new moon, Red-fish, Spotted Sea Trout and some nice flounder were all on hand using a combination of select shrimp and pilchards most area fishing flats were productive, free lined seem to work better as the terns were really bad, diving on al...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 02.03.13

 Tarpon Springs fishing guide, Capt. Rich Knox, of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing led client’s in the past week to Trophy Trout and Red-fish while we were experiencing 2 different passing cold-fronts. Inshore fishing has taken off and the predators don’t seem to be bothered by the dropping water temp’s, they seem to want the real thing though either select live shrimp, pinfish or the elusive pilchards,although the experienced angler can still tease these fish on artif...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 01.27.13

Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service reports excellent inshore fishing a day or two after this winter’s mild cold front’s. Fishing New Port Richey, Tarpon Spring’s to Clearwater inshore waters. Spotted Sea Trout fishing, fish from 18″ to 27″ are being caught from the barrier island’s to the main shoreline on live select shrimp, 1/4 oz. jig’s with either a fish paddle tail imitation or shrimp impostor work well in certa...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 08.30.12

  Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and guide service reports a exceptional Reef and Wreck fishing bite Friday before the beginning of Tropical storm Isaac’s arrival. Father Scott Neff took his son Jordan ( Birthday Gift) fishing, and Ben caught many keeper sized Gag grouper, Red grouper, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Grey Snapper , Shark and more on a 1/2 day fishing charter out of Tarpon springs, New Port Richey, Fl. At 1st light th...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 08.27.12

  Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and guide service reports a exceptional Reef and Wreck fishing bite Friday before the beginning of Tropical storm Isaac's arrival. Father Scott Neff son Jordan and Ben caught many keeper sized Gag grouper, Red grouper, Bonito, Spanish mackerel, Grey Snapper , Shark and more on a 1/2 day fishing charter out of Tarpon springs, New Port Richey, Fl.  At 1st light they gathered a couple hundred scaled sardine's and the...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 08.10.12

Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and guide service reports very good nearshore reef and wreck fishing this week with good catch’s of Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, White snapper, shark’s of a variety, even seeing some nice sized Bonito and Spanish Mackerel on there 1/2 day fishing trips.  Fishing the hard-bottom from 30′ on out to 50′ we encountered all the above mentioned species also hooking a nice Sailfish on a live p...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 07.17.12

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service with Capt. Rich Knox reports very good Reef and Wreck fishing charters since tropical storm Debby and other various tropical waves,  depositing record amounts of rainfall in our area.  The Gag-grouper season has opened with a bang,  good keeper sized Gag’s can be found in state waters from 30′ to 50′ on the inshore reef’s and hard bottom, also there have been some good sized Mangrove Snapper starting...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 07.09.12

 Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service with Capt. Rich Knox reports excellent near-shore reef and wreck fishing, with all the calm winds and abundance of hatched out pilchards , plus other huge schools of Spanish sardines,  all pelagic and bottom dwelling species are co-operating. All the recent fishing charters from the 1st artificial reef’s to some nearby wrecks and rock piles have been yielding big bonito, King-fish, Spanish M...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 06.13.12

bsolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service reports with the normal wind and weather patterns returning to our area the inshore flats fishing has been excellent. Breader Snook Fishing in the pass’ from Clearwater, Palm Harbor to Tarpon Springs  has been outstanding catching and releasing fish to 30 lb. In good numbers. These fish do have preferences in different places, some beach’s’ and mangrove areas require a variety of baits, pigfish, pinfish, threadfin herrin...
Gulf Coast passes from Clearwater , Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey barrier islands back to the main shoreline, and backwater estuary systems.
almost 5 years ago (06/05/2012)

Gulf Coast passes from Clearwater , Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey barrier islands back to the main shoreline, and backwater estuary systems. Fishing Report 06.05.12

Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service, reports great monster Snook fishing in and around the Gulf Coast passes from Clearwater , Tarpon Springs,  New Port Richey barrier islands back to the main shoreline, and backwater estuary systems. Big hard fighting Snook to 44″ and 30 + lb. Have been taking a variety of bait’s depending where you find them pilchard’s, threadfin herring, pinfish, pig fish and grunt’s vigorously in between spawn...

Tampa Bay Fishing Report 05.08.12

 Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service, reports one of the best spring fishing seasons in years, all species are on hand right now, Tarpon, Snook, Red-fish, Spotted Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia and more! The school’s of migratory bait-fish are here in force, live bait fishing for Snook, Red-fish, Spotted Sea Trout the ( inshore slam ) has been excellent around the big new moon and full moon tides, Trophy Snook are in the passes and on the mang...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 03.27.12

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service reports, we had inshore fishing charters as well as nearshore fishing charters through out the week, both the flats fishing and deep sea fishing were outstanding with great conditions, winds from 5 to 15 mph out of the east southeast to southeast right on around to southwest, morning temperatures were in the 60's and highs in the 80's, water temp's were mid 70's. Shallow water inshore flats fishin...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 03.19.12

  Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports excellent inshore fishing along with nearshore fishing, our fishing guide service ran backcountry fishing trips to nearshore reefs and wreck fishing this week with outstanding success ! The bite is on every where Snook, Red-fish, Spotted Sea Trout and the occasional Cobia on our inshore flats fishing adventures and smoker King-fish, Spanish Mackerel and again Cobia slow trolling or anchored and chumming with Pilchard’s over h...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 03.12.12

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing ,and Guide Service reports  running inshore flats fishing charters all week with excellent results, Snook fishing, Redfishing, Spotted Sea Trout fishing,  in the same day have been common on good tide days!  Fishing out of Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and New Port Richey has been producing good numbers of all the flats fishing species with the arrival of the migratory bait-fish (pilchards) all on light tackle spinning outfits,  8...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 03.05.12

Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing reports having run several inshore fishing charters out of the Tarpon Springs, Fl. Area, and fishing the inshore saltwater flats to Clearwater and New Port Richey, the week ending March 4th, the water temperatures are now in the 70′s and the mornings where in the high 60′s creating some fog issues but the fishing remained outstanding with the arrival of the migratory bait-fish the pilchards....

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 02.16.12

Absolute Florida flats Fishing, longtime guide service 20 yr. running flats fishing charters out of Tarpon Springs Fl., at nearby Anclote Village Marina, went on a inshore fishing trip Tuesday the 14th, right after the coldest front of the year, on our flats fishing charter were Mike and Susan visiting friends Dick and Linda from Hudson, Fl. , when we left the dock at 10 o’clock the water temperature was 55* F, we gave the day a little time to warm up and there was a late tide, headin...

Gulf of Mexico (FL) Fishing Report 02.10.12

HOT FEBRUARY FISHING REPORTS Posted on February 10, 2012 by captrichknox ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING reports good Spotted Sea Trout fishing on  a ½ day Flats fishing charter on Thursday February 9th, Capt. Rich meet his client at the dock in near Tarpon Springs at 7:30 am. as we were a couple days past the full-moon, the tide didn’t really begin to come in good south in Clearwater, Palm Harbor area till 8 am., so we had a nice morning r...

Fish

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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

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Drum, Black (Pogonias cromis)

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Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

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Flounder, Gulf (Paralichthys albigutta)

148
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Grouper, Black (Mycteroperca bonaci)

153
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Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)

167
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Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)

184
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Kingfish, Gulf (Menticirrhus littoralis)

48
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Mackerel, King (Scomberomorous cavalla)

149
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Mackerel, Spanish (Scomberomorous maculatus)

249
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Shark, Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus)

82
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Snapper, Gray (Lutjanus griseus)

131
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Snapper, Mutton (Lutjanus analis)

126
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Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

270
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Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

232
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Trout, Speckled (Cynoscion nebulosus)

255

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