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!

 Awesome trip today with Jason and the boys! They wanted to do something different than snook fish! So we went tarpon fishing instead and I think U can tell by the pictures there pretty stoked! 4-7 today. Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Chip and the boys got them a tarpon today! Super fun trip today and plenty of laughs! Can't wait to get these guys back on the boat! Congrats boys. Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Tammy and her clients had a fun time messing with tarpon and catching permit! Managed to jump 1 today but could by keep it on the hook! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Fun little crab dip session turned into a scouting tarpon trip for me and my good buddy Mitch! We managed to get Mitch his first tarpon! I'm not exactly sure how big it was but we could barely get a picture! Proud of Mitch for giving it a 100 percent on a fish that put a whoopin on him! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Great time yesterday with some of my favorite people! These kids are getting better each fishing trip and I'm very excited about it! Caught giant jacks on super light tackle, permit, and sweet Snook! Oh and a little bonus tarpon also! Great trip! Look forward to what's next with These guys! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 Awesome tarpon trip today for big Joe from buffalo. This guy can flat out whoop a tarpon! Great angler and awesome client of mine! Can't wait to get his bucket list 200+ plus. Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Got my morning trip in before the weather really moved in! Fun little snook bite! Mike and his family had a blast and called it early due to weather! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Taylor and her family from Tennesee got them some nice permit and snook on today's trip! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  SWEET trip today with boys and afternoon with the girls! Went 1-4 on the morning trip and went through 3 anglers trying to whoop this fish! And the girls in the afternoon went 1-2 and called it a day after landing a good one! Awesome people today once again and loving putting people on there first tarpon. Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Rich called me yesterday and told me he was in Boca Grand and struck out catching his tarpon! His cousin got to catch 2 and it just wasn't his day! He was not going back home without battling the silver king! I'm so happy we got to make this happen for Rich! Congratulations! Manage to go 1-2 this morning in the windy conditions! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 Bucket list tarpon for Dan from buffalo today! Awesome time on the morning trip messing with big nurse sharks and snook all morning then flying some chrome in the afternoon. Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Morning trip went good today with Rick and his wife! Rick only wanted to catch one tarpon to get it off his bucket list. We made it happen with a 150+ pound fish! Then the afternoon was full of snook with over 40 fish caught for the kids from Gainesville. Bite remains awesome! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Well the tarpon eluded is today but the permit were plentiful! The Hanco crew was fired up on the permit bite and got some Gags mixed in too! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Great morning trip with my good buddy Josh and friends! We went 1-4 on tarpon today! The bite of defiantly getting better. Rained out on our afternoon trip. But back at it tmrw! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Good trip today with some great people! Managed to fly 1. Had a blast catching sharks also! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 Fun trips today all around! Had Jason and his family out for some snook action this morning. Had great action all morning. Then picked up some great clients of mine for the afternoon tarpon adventure! Jeff and Mike love catching tarpon with me! But we have never caught 2 at the same time together! We made that happen for them. Went 2-2 on tarpon then moved on to find some quality snook. Then bite is awesome on this moon right now! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Super fun double today! Had Bob and Dave in the morning catching some nice snook and redfish. Then had Trenton and his family for there Father's Day snook session! Congrats on the quality snook and awesome bite! Over 100+ fish caught today! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Got the Fogleman family on an awesome snook bite this morning! Doubles and triples for everybody. There's plenty a snook to go around! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Did we mention that we love to take kids fishing! These boys and girls caught a 100+ snook in there 4hr trip today! The bite is crazy. Awesome trip with great clients again! Back at it tmrw! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Fun trip today with the Clarksville boys! Phil wanted to get his son on some of the action that he was apart of last year! So we had to make it happen! Went 3-3 today and left them chewing! Great laughs and memories! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #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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Inshore Charters, Deep Sea Charters and Tarpon Guides St. Petersburg / Tampa Bay FL