Fishing Charters St. Petersburg, FL – We are Tampa Bay’s 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 or Tarpon 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  April 14th 2017

Fishing Charter Rates

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

1.) INSHORE FISHING CHARTERS

What our Fishing Guides are Catching in the Tampa Bay’s Flats?
Update April 14th – These Fish are ON FIRE right now

Inshore Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

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

TROUT and  SNOOKARE ON FIRE! Capt. Gene Maxwell has  been targeting Snook, Redfish & Trout. 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) should be here in full force come April. 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) – $599 |  Full Day (8 Hours) – $799 Full Day
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 10 Free). 6 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price. Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

WEST COAST SLAM
with Capt Gene Maxwell –  Mid April – July 
(Tarpon, Snook & Redfish)

Full Day Only (8 Hours) – $899
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 10 Free). 6 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price. Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

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2.) TARPON FISHING CHARTERS

Our Fishing Guides Specialize In Tarpon!

UPDATE APRIL 14th 2017 – The Tarpon Bite has gradually begun. The fish are starting to chew and NOW is the time to Book your Tampa Bay Tarpon Guide!  Capt. Gene is on the fish and the bite is about to go off!  Book Now and get on these Bucket List Fish!

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:

(6 People Max per boat) W/ Capt John or Capt Gene
1/2 Day $550 $499** 3/4 Day $750 $699** Full Day $950 $899**
** Special Price
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 10 Free). 6 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price.  Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

Quick Update: Pre-Book your Tarpon Trip today. The bite last year was HOT from Mid April through early July and we expect more of the same for the Spring/Summer 2017 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 thing 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!

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3.) Deep Sea Fishing Charters

What we are catching off St. Petersburg Right Now:

King Fish is the Ticket offshore right now! Book your 6 Hour Trip with Capt Gene or Capt John to get on these awesome Sport Fish!!

Gag Grouper & RED SNAPPER TRIPS  (JUNE 1-  JULY 15 2017.
Currently the offshore bite is for Hogfish Red Grouper, Kingfish, Amberjack and Mango Snapper, Porgy & Grunts. Gag & Redsnapper will Reopen in the Summer.

We have Good Size Red Grouper Located! And nobody can catch HogFish like the boys at Island Lure! 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!

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Call Island Lure Fishing Charters  727-565-0202

 


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 a 24ft Mako, a 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  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!

 Super fun trip today! The wind and cold didn’t stop Emily and her parents today! We went and got on an awesome snook bite and had some big trout and redfish mixed in also! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Good little morning trip with Doug and Joe and there lovely wifes! We caught a little of everything today! Ended the day On an awesome snook bite! Biggest was 27” today! Beautiful weather this morning and Fish were chewing before the front! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Kingfish bite has been fire! Cobia haven’t been bad either! 56lb caught a couple trips ago! Gonna be blowing a little bit for this next week but Fish will be chewing! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Fun trip today with Chip and Clay! Had fun catching a bunch of snook and a redfish mixed in! Fun little bite! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Super fun little Kingfish session for Dann. Unfortunately his wife couldn’t make it but he had an awesome time catching a bunch of Kingfish. Bite remains solid. Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 What a beautiful day to fish with one of the most competitive people I know! Jenn and her friends were absolutely amazing today! These girls are awesome anglers! They caught more snook than they knew what to do with! We had them firing! Can’t wait to see them again! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Shawn got him some good ones this morning! He was stoked up on the drag screaming Kingfish! Had some big Bonita’s and makeral mixed In too! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Epic snook bite went down this morning! Had my great clients Jeff and Mike Out with me again to crush the snook! They were firing this morning! We caught over 50 this morning including Mike catching about 10 on fly! Can’t wait to see them again! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishingn to! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com  If u get a chance go over and check out @boatersrepublic in South Tampa. They are have an awesome Block party sale tmrw and Sunday. They have everything u need for your boating needs! There will be great deals on everything, local beer, and thousands of dollars in giveaways! Don’t miss out!  Beautiful day yesterday. I had Arron and his family in the morning for an awesome snook bite! Caught 30+. Then had Randy and the boys from Texas for the afternoon trip catching a bunch of snook also. Including a nice 31” slot Fish that we released for another day! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 John and the boys wanted some bucket list Kingfish so we had to make it happen! Great group of guys this morning! Super pretty day as well! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Dave and Willie got on some good Kingfish today! Fun trip with the boys! Was a little windy in the morning but laid down nice towards the end of our trip! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Had to get over to the block party going on at @boatersrepublic . Got some new swag for my trips! If your looking for killer gear, you need to get over there. There having a sale at the Tampa location. Free beer and tons of giveaways and raffles. @barracudatackle is Also over there with tons of great nets!  If you are a live bait guy and haven’t checked out these @barracudatackle cast nets yet, you need too. Any custom colors u want. I throw them everyday. Trust me, they make my job a lot easier. Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Great time today with such an awesome group! Had my super good friend and client Jenn and her girlfriends today to Fish the Hooked On Hope breast cancer charity tournament! Had a super fun time catching tons of fish and catching a nice 38” snook to take 1st place! Then took second in overall slam! Every time I get to Fish with these girls it is amazing! Stoked on our team and the great job and dedication they have! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 Don’t forget to grab your old nets and trade them in! It beats goin to the mall and dealing with everyone else! And you get a killer deal as well!  Super awesome snook bite today with Brian and the boys from DC! They caught about 60 snook on this mornings half day!lots of laughs and fun times today! The inshore bite is on fire right now! Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Super awesome trip today with Lorn and Rick! These guys were classic! It’s so awesome when u get great guys like these to spend the day with you dusting snook! We caught so many we stopped counting! Oh and some nice trout mixed in to!Book your trips! www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Catching bait a couple mornings ago with my brand new custom @barracudatackle cast net! I love these nets and the quality of them! You will not be disappointed with one of these nets! I throw the 12ft custom in both 3/8” and 1/4”. Best nets hands down! Hit up @boatersrepublic and other local shops to get yours. www.islandlure.com #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #barracudatackle #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing


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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