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West Central Florida’s Premier Fishing Charter Service


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West Central Florida’s Premier Fishing Charter Service with Capt. Jim Bennett. We are the best in light tackle adventure sport fishing. I specialize in Light Tackle, Inshore, Fishing Charters for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and much more! I guide on the inshore waters of Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and Tampa Bay. They are some of the most fertile, inshore fishing grounds in all of Florida. Beautiful beaches, mangrove shorelines, brackish creeks and rivers, and expansive grass flats are the settings for our inshore fishing charters. Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout are our main targets in Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, and Tampa Bay, but seasonally we also target Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Sharks, Triple tail and much more…

As a Tampa Bay and Clearwater
Inshore Charter Fishing Guide

I pride myself on putting clients not only on trophy fish, but giving them a fun, relaxing, inshore fishing experience they will never forget. My inshore fishing charters cater to advanced anglers looking to get a personal best catch all the way to a family outing with kids on Clearwater Beach. I can customize an inshore fishing charter to accommodate your needs and provide you the best possible chance at a fish of a lifetime.  Whether you are on a Clearwater Beach vacation or a Tampa Bay resident, we will set you up with a great opportunity for a wonderful inshore flats fishing adventure.

Catching Fish Year-Round!

There are always fish to be caught in Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, and Tampa Bay YEAR-ROUND. Along with the great inshore fishing in our area, the scenery is unbeatable. Clearwater Pass is next to world famous Clearwater Beach, which was voted one of the best beaches in the US. The Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs are just a few minutes up the Anclote River. The Skyway Bridge is a Tarpon hot spot, and you can find the schools running up the coast! Call to book your Clearwater inshore flats fishing charter today! We do it all!


(727) 423-8415


Some of the fish species we target on our fishing charters.


The “Silver King”, Tarpon are a amazing fish probably the most desired fish to catch but the fish that takes the most patience and time. In the summer time these fish migrate read more…


The “Line-sider”, a nickname for the Snook come from the black lateral line that runs down each side of these great fish. A very popular game fish that read more…


The fish that got me hooked into the sport of inshore fishing. Our redfish around the area can be caught all year long and are always a great fight for the size fish. The florida limit is read more…


There are days when the bite inshore is just not so great and my boat allows me to get offshore and snag some keeper grouper from some of my holes less that 10 miles offshore. Some days in the winter I can limit out on Grouper then come back inshore and catch the right tide and also limit out on redfish and trout. read more…


Speckled trout are a very fun fish to target for numbers. You can have 50+ fish days in the winter if you get on a nice amount of fish. A very good tasting fish that has read more…


A fun fish to fight and a great fish to eat. Cobia can be sight-fished from the tower in the spring time when they cruise the shallow flats hunting down a meal. Also read more…


The “King Mackerel” will make your drag scream. You can troll for kings or let a big bait sit out and wait for it to get picked up. It is common to get 30+lb Kingfish read more…


Spanish mackerel are a fun fish to catch and there are a ton to catch. These fish stack up in the passes and off the beaches under diving birds. Also you can read more…