Captain Ed Osborne Tampa Fishing Charters
Tampa Florida has built a reputation among anglers as being one of the finest fishing locations in Florida, offering an unmatched variety of inshore, near-shore, and offshore fishing for Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Grouper, Mackerel, Kingfish, Pompano, Sharks, and many other species.
Tampa Bay's sunny climate makes it possible for us to fish 12 months a year.
From kids that are just learning to fish, to the experienced angler ready for action. I'd like to take you on the fishing adventure you've been looking for.
Call today for availability, and to schedule your fishing charter.
Look forward to fishing with you.
Each fishing charter is all inclusive!
All you need to do is arrive at the dock ready to go out and have a great day on the water.
Charters are on Mercury powered 19ft Twin Vee Bay Cat.
Top of the line fishing tackle and fishing license provided.
Flats fishing for Trout, Redfish and other species of fish.
Specializing in artificial baits.
US Coast Guard licensed, and insured.
What to bring:
There are a few things that you may want to bring along with you to make your fishing day more enjoyable. These include sunscreen, a hat, rain gear, food and drinks in a small cooler, comfortable boat shoes/sandals [no black sole shoes please] polarized sunglasses and jackets if fishing in our cooler months.
The highest quality tackle is provided to insure that when a fish is hooked, your chances to land it are maximized.
Rods: Shimano, Ohero (custom made), Ugly-Stix
Reels: Shimano Stadic 4000FH, Spheros 4000, Speros 14000FAa
Line: All reels are spooled with power pro braided line
Departure times and location:
Typically, I like to pull away from the dock by 8 am. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure so we have time to load up and stow your gear.
your captain will communicate this to you in advance of your charter.
Unless other arrangements are made, all charters will depart from:
Fort De Soto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
St Petersburg, FL 33715
I grew up fishing in the Madeira Beach area of St Petersburg, FL.
I met Capt Bob Lawrence when I was just a little younger than I am now... He owned and operated a 37ft charter boat. I owe him a lot for teaching me as a kid about fishing for Kingfish, Grouper, Mackerel, Cobia, and many other species.
When Capt Bob retired in the mid 70s I started fishing the flats of the Tampa St Pete area, fishing for Redfish, Snook, and Trout. I started off fishing the flats by wade fishing, then eventually purchased a Jon-Boat that I used to explore and fish more of the local areas, mainly targeting the Fort DeSoto area.
I got my Captains license in 2005, and I bought a new 19ft TwinVee Bay Cat. This boat is perfect because it allows us to fish both the shallow and nearshore waters of Tampa and St Petersburg.
Typically, I like to fish for Redfish and Trout, or go to Tampa Bay and fish for Spanish Mackerel or Mango Snappers.
I trailer my boat which allows me more flexibility in targeting various species, and extends my fishing area from Tampa Bay to Tarpon Springs.