Charter Info and Question’s

  • Where are the Fishing Charters done out of? Fishing charters are done here in the Tampa bay area; this includes Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, down town Tampa, and Sarasota.
  • How long are the Fishing Charters? Fishing Charters are done in 4, 6, and 8 hour periods, but can be extended longer if wanted.
  • How many people can go on a Charter? My boat can handle 1-6 people on both fishing and scallop charters, although no more than 4 is ideal on fishing charters. Scallop charters can handle 6 people is no problem.
  • What if we have more than 6 people? Multi boat charters are no issue. We have a large network of fishing guides here in Tampa bay that can handle group charters, company events, parties, and we can even organizine fishing tournaments or charity events if needed.
  • How long have I been fishing guide? I started guiding in 2010 after I finished high school. I am a full time fishing guide that was born and raised here on Tampa bay. I am a Fully Licensed and Insured fishing charter boat.
  • What type of fishing do we do? Most of the fishing we do is inshore and near-shore fishing depending on the season. Most of year we inshore fish, but we do venture out to the near shore wrecks and reefs throughout the season.
  • How far do we go? All fishing charters are done within 9 miles of the coast line.
  • What type of fish do we catch? We catch Snook, Trout, Redfish, flounder, black drum, snapper, sheephead, Jacks, Ladyfish, Tarpon, pompano, Sharks, King and Spanish mackerel.
  • Can we keep fish? Yes, you can keep any fish that is in the slot limit, and in season. We strictly follow the rules and regulations regarding fish. http://www.myfwc.com/
  • Will the fish be cleaned? Yes, all the fish kept will be clean and bagged at the dock after the fishing charter is done.
  • How far in advance do you need to book? When booking your charter try to book as far out as possible, as this will give you the best days and time slots. This is really important for both Tarpon and Scallop charters as the best day get book way in advance.
  • When do I charter? I charter 365 24/7.
  • What time do Fishing charters start? All fishing charters are done based on the tide. I do not set a schedule and time’s change based to the type of fish and the season. This is not a 9-5 operation!
  • What time of fishing gear do we use? On most fishing charters we will use spinning rods and reels, although we do use some conventional tackle as well. We do also offer fly fishing gear for those whose who choose to do so.
  • Do we offer night fishing charters? Yes, night fishing is a favorite of mine, and we often fish at night during the summer months to avoid the heat. Night fishing offers great opportunities for snook and tarpon fishing.
  • Is there a bathroom onboard? No bathroom, but we are often very close to one, and can stop if necessary.
  • What you need bring on a fishing charter? All you will need to bring is drinks, snacks, food, hat, sunglasses, and a camera. I provide a cooler with ice and bottled water.
  • Is drinking and smoking allowed? Yes, Drinking should be done in moderation as the sun can intensify the affects, and smoking is fine as long as it is tobacco products. The only thing we ask is that you keep your butts in the boat and NOT in the water.
  • Do you need a fishing License? NO, I am a fully licensed and Insured charter boat and I cover the fishing License.
  • How to book a charter? All fishing and scalloping charters can be booked over the phone or by email. (727)831-0111 or Simonetti_jared@yahoo.com A $150 deposit is required in order to book your charter. http://www.captjared.com/pay-deposit
  • What are the payment methods? We accept Cash, Check, or Credit card. (Credit Card are charged a 3.5% processing fee)
  • What happens is the weather is bad? If the weather is bad prior to our charter we will cancel and refund the deposit or reschedule the charter. We do not fish if there is a “Small craft advisory”. If the weather gets bad while on a charter we will end the trip early or go to a restaurant and wait it out.
  • What is the cancellation policy? You may pay for your charter with cash, U.S. check., or credit card. A $150 deposit is due within 7 days of reservation. Please cancel within 72 hours if you wish to do so, otherwise the deposit will NOT be refunded. The deposit WILL be refunded if the Captain cancels the trip due to poor/unsafe weather conditions or other reasons at his discretion.
  • What happens if you are late? If you are running behind a few minutes it is no issues, but If you are late thirty minutes or more this time will be taken from your trip. If I wait more than an hour the trip will be canceled and your deposit WILL NOT REFUNDED.
  • Should you tip? No, tips are not necessary, but if you feel like I have done a quality job and you are happy with my services tips are greatly appreciated.