Fishing Charters St. Petersburg, FL – We are the premiere Charter Fishing Guides in Tampa Bay. Located in St. Pete Beach, FL / Tierra Verde

Island Lure is located in St. Pete Beach, FL just minutes from the Trade Winds and Don Cesar and only a 30 minute drive from Downtown Tampa Florida. Our Fishing Guides specialize in Deep Sea Fishing, Inshore Flats Fishing  and Tarpon Fishing around Tampa Bay’s world famous fishing grounds.

If you’re staying on St Pete Beach or  St Petersburg or in the Downtown Tampa Area, and your looking for EXPERIENCED Top Notch Fishing guides, Island Lure Fishing Charters prides itself on being the best charter in the area! We are located right off I275 in St. Petersburg at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina. No need to fight the Clearwater or Johns Pass Traffic. Our convenient location puts you right into the Gulf of Mexico quickly.

Join Professional Fishing Guides Capt. John Fidi and Capt. Gene Maxwell for a memorable fishing trip. We offer different packages for different types of fishing.
Updated May 10th  2016

Fishing Charter Rates

We Offer Three Types of Fishing Charters.
Tarpon, Inshore & Deep Sea.
We also Offer custom tailored trips. Just call and ask.

1.) Tarpon Fishing Charters

ON FIRE RIGHT NOW!
Our Fishing Guides Specialize In Tarpon!

Tarpon Fishing Charters Tampa Bay FL

Tampa Bay offers some of the World’s BEST tarpon fishing! Forget the crowds of Boca Grande, Plan a Trip to St. Petersburg and enjoy Great tarpon Fishing and St. Petersburg, Florida’s Beaches and Nightlife!

Tarpon Fishing in Tampa Bay is outstanding during the annual tarpon Migration.  If you’re planning a Tarpon Charter in Boca Grande FL, we seriously want you to consider Tampa / St. Pete beach. Our region is just as productive for Giant Tarpon Fishing as Boca Grande Pass but minus the ridiculous crowds and Tampa Bay has a lot more to offer if your planning a trip!

We have been doing Tarpon Charters in Tampa Bay for many years, we have also fished Boca Grande Pass as well, and our customers know the Tarpon Bite in Tampa Bay is just as good as Boca Grande. Actually, most that have fished both Tampa Bay & Boca Grande will tell you the bite in Tampa Bay is even better with more opportunities to actually Land a Giant Tarpon.

TARPON CHARTER RATES:

(4 People Max per boat)
1/2 Day $550 $499** 3/4 Day $749 $699** Full Day $899 $799**
** Special Price
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 14 Free). 4 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price.  Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

Quick Update: 4/21/16 – Book your Tarpon Trip today as the fish are starting to really show up right now. The bite last year was HOT through early July and we expect more of the same for the Spring/Summer 2016 Season. Don’t Miss Out!

We are very Busy in May, June & July with Tarpon Charters so we encourage you to book your fishing charter early. We can also help you plan your stay if you’re planning on flying in for a shot at one of these Giant, Bucket List Sport Fish. Another great think about Booking a Tarpon Fishing Charter in Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg, FL is the fact that unlike Boca Grande, our area has great resorts, lots of great restaurants and things for the wife and kids to do if thy don’t like to fish! You won’t find that in Boca Grande!

2.) Inshore Fishing Charters

What our Fishing Guides are Catching in the Tampa Bay’s Flats?

Inshore Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

On our Inshore, Tampa Bay Charters, The Snook Bite has been HOT

TROUT, SNOOK, REDFISH and TARPON ARE ON FIRE! Capt. Gene Maxwell has  been targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout & Big TARPON. The bite has been AMAZING! Capt. Gene has 30+ inch snook on lock-down. Over Slot, Large Redfish are available and the Trout have been cooperating. Giant Silver Kings of the Sea (TARPON) are currently in our waters and the bite has been ON FIRE! Book a trip to get it done. We offer 1/2, 3/4 and Full  Day Inshore Fishing Charters. We have Also added a Special “West Coast Slam” Inshore Full Day Charter for those willing to take the challenge and get ALL THREE (Tarpon, Redfish, Snook)!

INSHORE FISHING RATES
with Capt Gene Maxwell
Year Round
(Redfish, Snook & Trout)

We stay in the Calm Waters of Tampa Bay Perfect for the Kids or Seasoned Veterans looking for a Record Sized Fish!

1/2 Day (4 Hours) – $399 | 3/4 Day (6 Hours) – $545 |  Full Day (8 Hours) – $699 Full Day
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 14 Free). 4 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price. Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

WEST COAST SLAM
with Capt Gene Maxwell –  ON FIRE!
(Tarpon, Snook & Redfish)

Full Day Only (8 Hours) – $899
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 14 Free). 4 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price. Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

3.) Deep Sea Fishing Charters

What we are catching off St. Petersburg

Hogfish fishing charters hook and line

The HogFish have been bitting hard all Feb and March will be even better! Book your Deep Sea Fishing Charter today and come get some!

BOOK YOUR RED SNAPPER TRIPS TODAY (JUNE-JULY 2016).
Currently the offshore bite is for Red Grouper, Kingfish, Amberjack and Mango Snapper, Porgy & Grunts. Gag & Redsnapper will Reopen in the Summer of 2016.

We have Good Size Red Grouper Located! So if you want to get on some quality fish, please book your dates.  We have also been catching LOTS of  Mango Snapper, Kingfish, Macks, Cobia and Amberjack.  Be sure to book your full day charter and get in on the action! AND DON’T FORGET – We can ship your catch back home for you! If you’re not interested in Table Fare and Sport Fishing is your thing, we can target BIG, BACK BREAKING, REEF DONKEY AMBERJACK instead!

Please Call For Grouper / Red Snapper Deep Sea Charter Rates.

Call Island Lure Fishing Charters  727-565-0202

Family Trip for the Kids DEEP  SEA FISHING with Capt John or Capt Gene
The Perfect Family Fish Trip!

We have Just added this charter as an affordable Family Geared, Near Shore, Deep Sea experience. Fish aboard our 37′ Spectre “Island Lure” for smaller fish that the young kids will enjoy. We never know what we may stumble upon! The best part of this trip is we will teach the children the basics and help them get on the bite.  Also we stay close to shore so seas are normally not any type of issue. This trip is specifically geared to Families with Children.

Near Shore (0-5 Miles)  3/4 Day (6 Hours) $599 | Full Day (8 Hours) $799
– 6 People MAX –  Aboard the 37′ “Island Lure”
( Price for 4 People.  $50 a head after 4, 6 Person Max, No charge for Children under 14.  Plus Gratuity. Cash Price. Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)


What type of Boats do you use? And tell me about Your Crew?

We have four different charter fishing boats for landing fish. Depending on what type of trip you book will depend on which Vessel is best suited for that type of trip. For Deep Sea Fishing we have our workhorse 37′ Spectre Fishing machine “Island Lure”! Inshore and Tarpon Fishing we have Two Aqua Sport 222 Skinny Water Machine. One thing that our boats have in common is that each is outfitted with the latest Safety Gear and the best electronics.  As for our Crew, we have the areas most Experienced, Most talked about experts in Capt. John Fidi and Capt. Gene Maxwell. Nobody in the Gulf of Mexico can match our Tournament Records. Not even close.
Please Click here to read about our Captains and Crew >


Book Your fishing Charter OnlineHow do I book A Charter and Check Your Availability?

Easy! To book a Trip we require a $100 Deposit. To check our availability please Click Here to Email Us or call us at 727-565-0202


Recent Catches – Our Instagram Feed for Recent catches.

Who Doesn’t like To See Some Fish Pictures!!  You Can Always See Even More by Reading our Trip Reports and Clicking our Links Up at the Top of the Website!

 Another great day in the bag!! Book your trips at 727-565-0202 #Fishislandlure #girlsfishtoo #snook #stpetersburg #vinoyren #doncesar #lowesdoncesar #truesouth180 #dogfishtackle #contenderboatsofficial #shimanofishing #floridasportsman #captgenemaxwell  Family Fun with Capt. Gene. Call 727-565-0202 and lets go fishing! #floridasportsman #stpetersburg #ilovetheburg #lowesdoncesar #twresorts #tampafl #tampabayfishing #passagrillebeach #tierraverde #captgenemaxwell #stpetebeach #dtsp #theburg #fishing #kidsfishing  Getting it done today. #redsnapper #gaggrouper #VSPC #LowesDonCesar #stpetebeach #johnspass #fishingcharters #guide #lovefl #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano  25 to 30 pounders from 400feet... Ouch.. Have 2 days available for red snapper Grouper. 6 people $3,000 come get some. Limit guaranteed or we'll die trying. If you never caught a giant gag or ars this is your shot. Call Capt. John 727-565-0202 #Fishislandlure #captjohnfidi #americanredsnapper #stpetersburg #outdoors360 #shimanofishing #pennsenator #giantfish #iloveflorida #stpetebeach #gameon #catchkillgrill #fishing #gulfofmexico #instafish #fishflorida  Capt Gene is ready to get you on a Giant #tarpon this week. Weather is over so let's get back to fishing! Give us a shout at 727-565-0202 and book your trip today! ( photos from last week) #instafish #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #tampabayfishing #doncesar #twresorts #passagrillebeach #ftdesoto #fish #iloveflorida #bigfish #shimanofishing #outdoors360 #ilovetheburg #vinoyren #pci #PostcardInn #LowesDonCesar #floridaliving #visitfl #follow #followme #fishislandlure #smithoptics
 39' Contender skinny water Fishing machine! That's how it's done! #snook on for the #oldsalt children's tournament #stpetebeach #stpetersburg #contenderboats #yamahaoutboards #dogfishtackle #tampabayfishing #skinnywater #truesouth #truesouth180  Ask and you shall receive. Nice big #goliathgrouper for a good customer! The bite is hot and only getting hotter as the water Temps drop. Book your trip today many options available 727-565-0202 #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #tampabayfishing #doncesar #twresorts #passagrillebeach #vinoyren #guyharveyoutpost #ilovetheburg #captgenemaxwell #captjohnfidi #fishing #tampa  First saw for the kid. Nice fish brother!! #warsaw #warsawgrouper #captjohnfidi #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #vspc #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #outdoors360 #bigfish #fishflorida #fishislandlure  Great day today with my clients Brandon and family in the morning and Mike and Sarah in the afternoon! We had a fun time keeping Blaze busy with trout snook and Ladyfish! And then got on a pretty good afternoon-evening Tarpon bite. Mike said he wanted to get it off his bucket list so we made it happen. We went 2-4 with one getting sharked up by a huge bull shark. The bite is awesome right now for all species. Book your trips 727-565-0202 #fishislandlure #smithoptics #boatersrepublic #truesouth180 #doncesar #vspc #stpetersburg #iloveflorida #passagrillebeach #annamariaisland #snook #kidsfishing #bigfish #PostcardInn #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #outdoors360 #ilovetheburg #vinoyren  Studd Gags chewed the bottom out the boat today 6/2/16. Young blood with a giant for himself with no help! #captjohnfidi #Fishislandlure #gaggrouper #bigfish #shimanofishing #smithoptics #truesouth180 #contenderboats #aftco #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #vspc #clearwaterbeach #fishing #tampa #outdoors360 #ilovetheburg #iloveflorida
 Capt John and Capt Gene we off to take the kids fishing for the annual #oldsalt special needs childrens tournement. A great event by a great organization. #stpetersburg #kidsfishing #tampabayfishing #captgenemaxwell #captjohnfidi #passagrillebeach #stpetersburg #ilovetheburg  Slot #snook available for your ice box! Plus the mackerel are chewing the bottom off the boat. Call us 727-565-0202 to book your trip today. 1/2 day, 3/4 or full days available all week! #tampabayfishing #doncesar #twresorts #passagrillebeach #vinoyren #guyharveyoutpost #stpetebeach #stpetersburg #ilovetheburg #instafish  Fun trip today with the Davidson family! I wanted to keep the kids busy and have there first experience of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico to be a good one! So we went and tussled with the big critters today! We caught kingfish, jacks, barracuda, and sharks! And even hand lined there first big Goliath grouper. Everyone was excited and had a great day! Book your trips #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #vspc #clearwater #clearwaterbeach #outdoors360 #ilovetheburg #stpetersburg #dtsp #instafish #tradewindsresort #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach  Tarpon Bite has been on fire. The fish just keep biting. We have some spots this weekend open. Call 727-565-0202  #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #tampabayfishing #doncesar #twresorts #passagrillebeach #ftdesoto #ilovetheburg #vinoyren #PostcardInn #vspc #tarpon #Fishislandlure #bigfish #stpetepride  American Red Snapper n Gag Grouper opening day. Boat was refueled by 2pm. Ready for Day 2! Call 727-565-0202 to check availability. #Fishislandlure #captjohnfidi #stpetersburg #tampa #redsnapper #gaggrouper #VSPC #LowesDonCesar #stpetebeach #johnspass #fishingcharters
 Late afternoon slot snook on today's afternoon charter. Call 727-565-0202 and come get yours! #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #tampabayfishing #doncesar #twresorts #passagrillebeach #ftdesoto #fish #fishing #tampa  #kingfish are on fire near shore. So are #redfish book a trip and get some! 727-565-0202 #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #tampabayfishing #doncesar #twresorts #passagrillebeach #ftdesoto #fish #fishing #bigfish #shimanofishing #smithoptics #truesouth  Giant 10 pound triple tail and some huge tarpon from yesterday. Bites been hot! 727-565-0202 to book your trip. Spots open this weekend. Call now! #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #tampabayfishing #tampa #fishflorida #fishislandlure #fishing #bigfish #shimanofishing #outdoors360 #vspc #vinoyren #vinoy #dtsp #instafish #fishflorida #GiantFish #clearwater #clearwaterbeach #captgenemaxwell  Time to get back at it. break is Over. This fish from June 3rd just before the Storm. Call 727-565-0202 and get on Gags and Red Snapper with Capt. John http://www.IslandLure.com #truesouth180 #outdoors360 #stpetebeach #captjohnfidi #fish #bigfish #gaggrouper #contenderboats #aftco #smithoptics #stpetersburg #iloveflorida #fishflorida #instafish #daiwa #dogfishtackle  1 for there Facebook profile picture. Big fish are here! 727-565-0202 www.islandlure.com call us today and come get some! #iloveflorida #stpetersburg #stpetebeach #tampabayfishing #doncesar #twresorts #passagrillebeach #ftdesoto #fish #bigfish #shimanofishing #outdoors360 #vspc #vinoyren #vinoy #instafish #fishflorida #GiantFish #clearwater #clearwaterbeach #johnspass #tarponfishing #tarpon #tierraverde #stpetersburgfl #reddingtonbeach #annamariaisland #PostcardInn #LowesDonCesar


Island Lure Fishing Charters of St. Petersburg, FL offers Inshore Fishing Charters as well as Tampa Bay Tarpon Guides and Deep Sea Fishing Charters for the Tampa FL and St. Petersburg FL regions. Conveniently located only 30 minutes from Downtown Tampa in St. Pete Beach FL and Tierra Verde, FL. Join Capt. John Fidi and Capt. Gene Maxwell for a Memorable and Exciting Fishing Trip!

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